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Any truth to this possible September steering box recall?

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I just can’t understand the root issue here. I don’t understand how the Jeep’s steering can be so variable.

my 2020 JLUR can drive down a straight highway at 75mph, on a windless day, and not need correction until the road crown starts moving the Jeep to the right or left (depending on the ,and and crown). Otherwise zero need for correction.

i don’t understand how things could be so variable On a stock, in-modded Jeep.
good post. With quality control there wouldn't be a problem. I'm glad yours works.



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Sorry I send corrected, my Jeep pulls to the right. The dealership has had it the past week for warranty work on the soft top and that’s how little I pay attention to this that I forgot. But if you see in the picture, I have to hold the wheel about an inch to the left to go straight at all times. If I let go it starts to straighten and goes right.
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Mine did that too. I loosened the sway bar disconnects and only torqued them back to 45 ft-lbs (it was on the huge bad steering thread, although the author of that post didn’t torque it that much- I chickened out and torqued higher). Amazingly it got rid of almost all of that pull for me.

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Edit - “Loose steering feels like it has play and drifts” is the name of the post.
 

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A member in another thread said he had been able to spearhead members of the NHTSA or something and they reached out to him after he tried for a while. They stated they were aware of steering problems and working with FCA. They asked him to take his Jeep to a dealer and met him out there. The person he met said Jeep was working on a new steering box and adjustable lower ball joints as a fix. So there could be some merit in this OP’s info.

Page with this info:

https://www.jlwranglerforums.com/fo...els-like-it-has-play-and-drifts.3691/page-408
 

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All I can do is pray for a steering box recall, assuming it actually removes the dead spot.
 

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I believe that correct adjustment of steering box clearances would solve most problems. Adding some additional positive caster and additional kingpin inclination might also be a good idea. Adjustable ball joints might allow some caster and/or camber adjustment. I think that kingpin inclination would have to be built into the steering knuckle and the axle ends.
 

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I believe that correct adjustment of steering box clearances would solve most problems. Adding some additional positive caster and additional kingpin inclination might also be a good idea. Adjustable ball joints might allow some caster and/or camber adjustment. I think that kingpin inclination would have to be built into the steering knuckle and the axle ends.
I think you are correct for some, but certainly not all. Mine and another one I have experimented with have play in other areas of the box besides the sector gear interface.

Check out the video in the this post
https://www.jlwranglerforums.com/fo...-like-it-has-play-and-drifts.3691/post-987873
 

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I don’t understand how things could be so variable On a stock, in-modded Jeep.
In my opinion it's poor component manufacturing. Every item built in a factory has acceptable sizing tolerances. The manufacturing tolerances on the JL steering components are likely too wide. If you have multiple components with simultaneous tolerances on the "loose" end of the scale, you have sloppy steering. It isn't surprising for low-bid offshore manufacturing.
 

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Sorry I send corrected, my Jeep pulls to the right. The dealership has had it the past week for warranty work on the soft top and that’s how little I pay attention to this that I forgot. But if you see in the picture, I have to hold the wheel about an inch to the left to go straight at all times. If I let go it starts to straighten and goes right.
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My steering wheel looks like that when I’m driving straight. Can they fix that? I asked them to address it before but nothing happened.....2018 JLU Rubicon
 

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My steering wheel looks like that when I’m driving straight. Can they fix that? I asked them to address it before but nothing happened.....2018 JLU Rubicon
About a 5 minute fix for anyone. Loosen drag link collar and turn until steering wheel is centered.
 

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Synergy adjustable lower control arms fixed mine, we put a lot of caster in it. Changed a shim in driver upper ball joint too. I’ll look at alignment sheet when I get home. Jeep used to need constant left and right inputs to stay straight. Now it is a left elbow on door armrest, two fingers and thumb driving. Totally different animal
 

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In my opinion it's poor component manufacturing. Every item built in a factory has acceptable sizing tolerances. The manufacturing tolerances on the JL steering components are likely too wide. If you have multiple components with simultaneous tolerances on the "loose" end of the scale, you have sloppy steering. It isn't surprising for low-bid offshore manufacturing.
I believe the steering box I saw had a stick on it "MADE IN CHINA".
 

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Synergy adjustable lower control arms fixed mine, we put a lot of caster in it. Changed a shim in driver upper ball joint too. I’ll look at alignment sheet when I get home. Jeep used to need constant left and right inputs to stay straight. Now it is a left elbow on door armrest, two fingers and thumb driving. Totally different animal
That's what I want!
 

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It works, I promise
Do you have a part number for the Synergy LCA's?
How did you know to shim that ball joint?
How much is "lots of caster"
How did you find a shop to give you a custom alignment?
Thanks
 

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