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Old 01-05-2011, 11:29 PM
Prunedale 4x4 Prunedale 4x4 is offline
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Unhappy Got in an accident today.

well today i got in a accident. rear ended my friend and my truck is in pretty bad shape. my whole front end is tweaked. my air bags deployed and everything. i just wanted to know how serious it will be to repair. pictures will be posted soon.
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Old 01-05-2011, 11:38 PM
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Default Re: Got in an accident today.

I'm betting your truck will be considered "Totaled" by your insurance company.
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Old 01-05-2011, 11:41 PM
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is it because my air bags deployed? shit that sucks
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Old 01-05-2011, 11:52 PM
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Default Re: Got in an accident today.

Sorry to hear that man!
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Old 01-05-2011, 11:57 PM
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Default Re: Got in an accident today.

what a sad day, so sorry to here! 
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Old 01-06-2011, 12:00 AM
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Default Re: Got in an accident today.

yeah it was pretty bad but hopefully i have it fixed or acquire a new ranger here soon. but thanks everyone. i will keep you all posted on what im doing
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Old 01-06-2011, 12:08 AM
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Default Re: Got in an accident today.

Please do, maybe its just something we can help you re-build
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Old 01-06-2011, 12:11 AM
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Default Re: Got in an accident today.

i hope its not too bad but its in rough shape. i will post pictures tomorrow.
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Old 01-06-2011, 12:13 AM
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Cool I hope not either man.
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Old 01-06-2011, 12:25 AM
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Aw. Sorry bro
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Old 01-06-2011, 02:09 AM
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Default Re: Got in an accident today.

sorry to hear that man...
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Old 01-06-2011, 09:52 AM
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Default Re: Got in an accident today.

Sorry to hear that man. I'll have to see pics, but generally, if you just rear ended your friend, it can be fixed. Whether the insurance company will pay for it is a different story. I didn't full understand your second post, but did the insurance company total the truck out yet?
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Old 01-06-2011, 10:25 AM
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I went through this not too long ago. The airbag parts can be bought off of ebay... there are two auctions right now ending tomorrow for the airbags for only a dollar each, which is great timing. Depending on your front end damage, you could go to www.certifit.com and pick up new exterior parts cheap, then get them painted or do the work yourself.

When my air bags blew, I needed to pick up the driver side and passenger side airbags, an ECU and seat belt pretensioners. Going through ebay was quick and easy, I just had to make sure the parts worked for my truck. The pretensioners are what your seatbelt plugs into by your center console. I'm not sure about the 97, but my 04 has them and they had to be replaced as well. They were the only thing I couldn't find on ebay, so I had to order them from Ford (no local junk yards had them); they weren't cheap, but not terribly expensive either.

Hope this helps you out a little, in case you decide to do things yourself.

Driver's side airbag - cheap! - can be painted to match

http://cgi.ebay.com/1997-ford-ranger...item2eb254935a


Passenger side airbag - cheap! - can be painted to match

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1997-...#ht_500wt_1029

ECU - About average for the airbag control module

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Air-B...#ht_3246wt_870

I couldn't find pretensioner information, you'll have to check to see if they would need to be swapped out or not.
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Old 01-06-2011, 11:09 AM
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Default Re: Got in an accident today.

This is impossible to diagnose without pictures and more description. Air bag deployment has nothing to do with totaling.
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Old 01-06-2011, 01:08 PM
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damn sorry to hear that bro
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