Saturday, April 24, 2010

Joovy Caboose Stroller Fix

Many months ago while the boys and I were returning from a grocery sortie at Figueroa Produce, our stroller hit about an inch bump on the uneven sidewalk in Garvanza Park. It wasn't a hard bump, but it was enough to completely snap off the front wheel on our stroller.

The company sent me a replacement part gratis...granted after a bit of discussion about faulty merchandise and company responsibility.

When the part arrived, I was a bit daunted by the fix. So the broken stroller sat. My kids were getting a bit too heavy for me to push both of them at the same time. And now that they have scooters, who really needs strollers?

My friend who just had her second baby four days ago, that's who. So I set to the task of repairing the stroller.

First, I had to drill out the existing brads. The thought of boring out the brads paralyzed me in the past. But the time to set aside fear had arrived. It was much easier than I expected. I was able to drill through the top of the fastener then use a screwdriver to pop off the top. The piece came out easily. I'm terribly thankful.

Replacing the new part was easy after finding the right size hexagonal wrench and traditional wrench to tighten it.

Then I removed the tire from the broken piece by turning it upside down and releasing a switch and put the tire on the repaired stroller assembly.

Ready to roll.


  1. very cool- now someone else gets to use it.

  2. If you are into exercising, you are most likely much better off purchasing two separate strollers, 1 for daily use and 1 for jogging or running.

    What it boils down to is the functions that you'll need on a regular basis. Security functions go without saying but some parents need more storage in their strollers where as some parents rather have a lighter weight stroller that is easy to store. It might help to write down the features you're looking for in a stroller and then researching particular brands to see which one fits your needs greatest.check it out

  3. Just bought one used and the same thing happened today. Will try to call and see if can get a new wheel


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