Those of you that discovered loose ball joints on your Jeeps, did you happen to notice any clicking noises while making slow speed turns? Mine just started making the noise this week, and I'm trying to determine the cause.
What did you adjust the steering box screw to?One of the biggest improvements for my dead spot was torquing all the steering components to spec, they were all less than supposed to be. After 4 trips to two dealerships for dead spot, all claimed there is no problem, I adjusted the steering box screw and I have to say I am finally happy with how it drives. Good luck!
Isn't sad how we settle for mediocrity just to drive a Jeep. I too have settled after 2-3k fixed most of the steering problems.I installed the Mopar longer LCA's yesterday and they were worth the effort on my stock 2020 2-door Rubicon. The steering returns to center better, has less slop on center, and takes much less effort to drive straight over 40mph. Short of a complete steering overhaul, I'm mostly satisfied with the steering now.
Hey JeepSometimesCares.....why is it my car has been in the dealership for 2 1/2 weeks waiting for a new part to arrive, the ETA has changed twice and the only way I find out is if I nag the service manager?? They need to teach the service manager that communication is part of the job. I call and have to wait 4 hours for a response only to find out the part is not there yet. Come on!!! Customer service......!!!???So I've been waiting 2 weeks for my dealership to get my new steering gear box (I have a 2 door). Not sure if it's an AD or AE version but I guess we'll see. They've done the damper replacement via the V41 recall but I'm still waiting. Whats the holdup Jeep?? Too many issues and not enough parts in the pipeline to fix these things? If/when it gets fixed, or at least finished, I'll post results and what version of steering gear box they put in.
Hi Don,Hey JeepSometimesCares.....why is it my car has been in the dealership for 2 1/2 weeks waiting for a new part to arrive, the ETA has changed twice and the only way I find out is if I nag the service manager?? They need to teach the service manager that communication is part of the job. I call and have to wait 4 hours for a response only to find out the part is not there yet. Come on!!! Customer service......!!!???
Kind of my point. They should be contacting me to update me when something changes or the original timeline changes. Part of their job I would imagine. If it wasn't for me contacting them I would have no information at all.Hi Don,
I am sorry to hear about your experience. I have looked into your case and see that your case manager is still actively working with your dealer. We recommend reaching out to your case manager as they are in the best place to assist you at this point in the process! If you need additional assistance getting in contact with your case manager, please send us a private message and I would be happy to provide you with their contact information.
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How would one convince the unknowing techs to get the new steering box. No amount of nice, doughnuts, kindness, paying dumb has helped meI had the V41 damper recall done and didn’t notice any change in the steering.
My husband surprised me with the Flacon 2.2 adjustable steering stabilizer and put that on last weekend. It didn’t affect the too-large dead zone in the steering (I didn’t expect it to), but it did give the steering an overall stiffer feel, especially on the firm setting. (I wish I had something like this on my ND!) That stabilizer really improves the steering feel when turning and maneuvering. I’m loving it.
Interesting note: my husband said that the OEM stabilizer was easy to compress while the Falcon was very stiff.
@HoundDude has a very interesting point regarding driver induced oscillation. The excessive play in the steering is a big part of that. I’m hoping for a new steering box for the 2-doors to solve that.
Overall, replacing the LCAs for 6 caster, Steer Smarts track bar, and the Falcon stabilizer have made a huge improvement.
So my dealership said they would need to drive it to determine if it needs a new box. I said, well I drive it and I can tell it's wondering, isn't that good enough?" They said nope, they still have to drive it.How would one convince the unknowing techs to get the new steering box. No amount of nice, doughnuts, kindness, paying dumb has helped me