Loose steering feels like it has play and drifts

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What about no feel in the steering wheel? When I hit bumps, the steering wheel doesn't move. Probably driven 30 different cars over 30 years and never had no feel in the wheel. I feel like its electronic steering without feedback. Anyone else have this?





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I have the same steering/wandering issues and have tried for months to get the dealer and FCA to fix it to no avail. Thinking I have to go out on my own. BUT What is the impact to tire life when adjusting the caster and toe outside of spec? Are tires wearing uneven and lasting a lot less?
 

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What about no feel in the steering wheel? When I hit bumps, the steering wheel doesn't move. Probably driven 30 different cars over 30 years and never had no feel in the wheel. I feel like its electronic steering without feedback. Anyone else have this?
Lift it, put bigger tires and i guarantee you will feel the road again and you will want the no feeling back. Bumpsteers annoying as hell.
 

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when you drive a JLUR and two hands on the wheel are not enough to keep it between the white lines...
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sorry, couldn't resist.

Im not making jokes at anyone who has these issues, mine is actually being repurchased by FCA for this reason. it sucks to go through this, so wanted to try and at least make someone chuckle who may be having an otherwise crappy day. (this was my wife driving, and her idea. she also tries to always find humor to lighten the mood).
 

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Got my JL back from the dealer yesterday after receiving a new track bar. I would say my previous 3 inches of play is now 1.5 inches. I've been complaining for almost a year now, so maybe there is still some hope. The fix was a Star case dated 2/26/ 2019.
 

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Got my JL back from the dealer yesterday after receiving a new track bar. I would say my previous 3 inches of play is now 1.5 inches. I've been complaining for almost a year now, so maybe there is still some hope. The fix was a Star case dated 2/26/ 2019.
I’m about half way there too.
Tolerable at best while a better fix is being explored.
In a few weeks I will have the alignment changed to what others here are recommending.

Still want to know what for sure to have them set everything for since I’m 100% stock Sahara
 

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I have the same steering/wandering issues and have tried for months to get the dealer and FCA to fix it to no avail. Thinking I have to go out on my own. BUT What is the impact to tire life when adjusting the caster and toe outside of spec? Are tires wearing uneven and lasting a lot less?
Have you checked to see if your ball joints are loose. I would do that first before you change anything.
 

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Question for the suspension and alignment experts. Does the caster need to be equal on both sides? I ask because even from the factory mine isnt and there is no way to adjust with out new lcas. Before i put the mopar lift lcas on to get more caster wondering if i have a bigger issue.
 

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Question for the suspension and alignment experts. Does the caster need to be equal on both sides? I ask because even from the factory mine isnt and there is no way to adjust with out new lcas. Before i put the mopar lift lcas on to get more caster wondering if i have a bigger issue.
They don't have to be exact, but this shows how much off they can be. https://www.jlwranglerforums.com/fo...heel-alignment-specs-toe-caster-camber.17832/ You could get the alignment specs first, then loosen and retighten both LCAs while it is on the ground, then get another alignment report. Sometimes this will change the exact position of the LCAs, especially if they were originally tightened at the factory while it was not on the ground - I'm not sure where the factory tightens them. And of course, this could make the caster more off than before depending on the before/after position.
 

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Question for the suspension and alignment experts. Does the caster need to be equal on both sides? I ask because even from the factory mine isnt and there is no way to adjust with out new lcas. Before i put the mopar lift lcas on to get more caster wondering if i have a bigger issue.
Most run a little higher on passenger ~.2-.5 deg.
 

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Every single person who’s having these issues and the slew of other issues with their jeep should push for buybacks. Jeep is screwing the public royally and if no one does anything about it it’s going to continue. Make them take them back !!
 

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Mine is going in on Thursday and I’m probably getting a loaner.

I filled out a survey I was emailed about my Jeep and put in all the steering issues. Requested a call back and they promptly called me with a case number. A couple parts are supposedly going to be replaced. The rep had the dealer on a three way call and told them to make sure I had a loaner if needed as I have Jeep Wave. Last time I didn’t get one. Apparently having Jeep Wave gets you the loaner?
 

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Also with all the buybacks I’m seeing regarding steering, you would think they know there is an issue, they just won’t admit to it to keep customers quiet.

I’m curious if they just don’t know how to fix it. It is a new type of steering for the Jeep after all.
 

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