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Light went yellow on an expressway. Front car kept on the gas for a few seconds, then jammed them at the last second. First car swerved right, second car swerved left, I tried to go further right and didn't make it.


(Fender is stock -NOT flared pre-crash)

Of course I am at fault now even though the front car caused it. So thats great. No fluids leaking, pulled the bumper back from the tire and the truck drove. I pray it isn't totaled. I'll find out today.

The thing that bugs me is I am not sure the ABS engaged. I heard the tires squealing and had the wheel turned, but kept going straight on into the car. I've felt it go off before (offroad) and the pedal was pulsing. Didn't happen yesterday. Is there anyway I can figure out if the ABS is active now?
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Not trying to rag on you to much but thats why cops preach about stopping room. With that being said if you do leave room everyone and their adopted brother jumps infront of you!

Id hope for it to be totalled, you dont want a rebuilt truck. Say good bye and walk away.

As for the ABS the best way to find out is plug a computer into the ABS brain.

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Nothing wrong with a rebuilt rig, as long as it's done right.

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I'd say it's not totaled. But it's a guess.

Did the air bag go off? Look under it. Is the damaged pushed back to the frame? Grab the front plastic bumper off ebay along with a fender. Have a shop due the the fix to the front meta work and you should be good.

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I'd lean towards totaled Joe, There will be innerstructure damage and the fact its an older 4 bang 2wd.

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From what I saw, there is:
- New bumper
- New headlight
- New quarter panel

Other than that it looks straight. The inner fender was a bit mangled, but I didn't check to see if it's a bolted unit or welded.

If the shop OKs it for driving, I'll try and fix it myself and get used parts.
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I don't know how you can possible sit there and say there is frame damage just by looking a that picture.

If it's just a bumper, headlight, fender, and flare. you're still looking at over a grand for parts paint and labor. I don't know what the truck is worth, but anything else significant would probably send it over the edge depending on how your insurance handles it.
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Nothing wrong with a rebuilt rig, as long as it's done right.
If it were my truck my main concern would be it being devalued. With all the auto history reports these days it would suck come time to sell it.

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I don't know how you can possible sit there and say there is frame damage just by looking a that picture.

If it's just a bumper, headlight, fender, and flare. you're still looking at over a grand for parts paint and labor. I don't know what the truck is worth, but anything else significant would probably send it over the edge depending on how your insurance handles it.
You refering to me? Did I say frame damage? No. I said innerstructure.

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If it were my truck my main concern would be it being devalued. With all the auto history reports these days it would suck come time to sell it.
Just depends on the buyer, I got book value on my 03 CC LB that I rebuilt.

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A couple of years ago I had a kid pull out in front of me in my 00 and hit him in the side. I was going about 30 and had time to slam on the brakes. the air bags didn't deploy, but there was a good bit of body damage to the front end. His insurance company elected to repair it. I'll dig out the write-up when I get home tonight & post the cost & what was replaced for reference.

As for it being devalued, I don't know the age of the OP's vehicle, but I'm under the opinion that if you've kept it this long then it's not really for the resale value. I personally plan to keep mine until it will no longer carry me where I want to go. After that I don't expect the resale value will be worth worrying about anymore. I'd be more upset about losing a vehicle that I really like and/or getting it repaired only to find that it will never be the same again.
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