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Thanks, looking for adjustable LCA's now. I dont think the Mopar's will get me enough and will buy once cry once on the adjustables. Probably Metalcloak since they are local.
I got the MC, too, and had them install them for me.





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The aluminum boxes are not threaded, they have nuts on the ends of the bolts.
 

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The box itself lists for about $650, the labor hours are supposed to be 1.9. If their labor rate is 250+ they better be doing Mercedes-Benz quality work.
The steering upgrade kits (gear box and all bolts) are available for around $530.00 from several online vendors now.
 

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My service center was so packed that there was a half hour long line of cars double parked outside waiting to go in. Appointment was at 12:10 , started waiting in line before 12 and finally got an advisor at 12:45 lol. Can’t blame them though, the other nearest service center 4 miles away is closed from the ‘rona.

Dropped off for this tsb and front passenger door no longer locks or unlocks.

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Just got mine back and all I can say is WOW! This is how it should have been at Job 1 From factory. Mine wasn’t even that bad to begin with. If you are on the fence get it done. Whole different driving experience.
 

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Got mine back today after about a 2 week wait for parts. I'm glad I waited this out and did not throw aftermarket parts at it. Still 100% stock. My steering went from about 1-1.5" of slop (cold-hot) to nothing. This thing is really tight now....like rack & pinion tight.

Dealer did a really good job with most of the job, good alignment, no wander, straight wheel, tight bolts, fluid level, etc. Only issue is that they did damage my tie-rod boot at the pitman arm. It's ripped now. I really don't want to nit-pick since they did not give me any grief along the way and seems like they put more time into the Jeep than FCA pays them for.

I can't seem to find just the boot to replace anywhere. Anyone out there know it these can be bought separately?

Kudos to Jeep for actually taking action, now I just hope everyone out there with bad steering to begin with gets taken care of.
 

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Mine’s at the dealership and they’re supposed to get to it tomorrow. I did go to parts to look at the gearbox and verify it’s the correct part. AA and black cast iron... :like:

Mine is not as bad as some it seems but I hope for a noticeable improvement.
 

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Thanks, looking for adjustable LCA's now. I dont think the Mopar's will get me enough and will buy once cry once on the adjustables. Probably Metalcloak since they are local.
If you don't plan to lift any further the Mopar LCAs will get you to a good place, and for $70 can't beat that deal. But if you plan on going taller down the road then yeah, adjustable LCAs FTW!
 

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Got mine done today. Steering much tighter. Still drifts a little but not as bad. Also found my track bar loose
 

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Got mine done today. Steering much tighter. Still drifts a little but not as bad. Also found my track bar loose
And steering fluid everywhere. Have the 2.0 turbo with e-torque, lots of piping and hoses around the box. Tech had a hell of a tome getting in swapped
 

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Another happy camper here...
Best way I can describe the difference is the steering is now more predictable. I had previously adjusted on my Aluminum gear to where I had very little dead spot. However, the result was stiff steering with no return to center and a bungee effect on really hot days.
I know it’s tough, but if you are on a waiting list, just be patient. Totally worth the wait and by that time the techs will be pros at the swap!
 

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8/17-went to dealer with TSB in hand. Initially got the “leave it with us so we can verify the problems.” Told them they didn’t need to and showed them the highlighted portion of the TSB. Said ok and they’d order the parts.
8/21- follow up email. Told parts still on order and they’d let me know.
9/1- another follow up email. Told my parts as well as all parts are being delayed for them. Contacted Jeep Cares.
9/9-Jeep Cares messaged me with a case number I’d been assigned.
9/10- the dealer calls and part have amazingly shown up.
9/15- 8am drop off Jeep for the service. 230 they call the wife to let her know it’s done.

Got home from work last night and first thing I did was crawl underneath to verify it’s the correct box. Check. Next looked at Pittman arm, not all beat to hell like some. A little extra fluid around but hey, I’ll give them that one. Centered the front tires and the steering wheel was centered as well.

I can now report that the wife’s 2020 JLU Willys drives exactly as I would expect it to. Better than my 2013 JKU (as it should). It maintains its line very well now, no more drifting or constantly fighting the wheel. Turning the wheel feels tighter, or more resistant. Thanks @JeepCares for getting involved and helping out.
As others have said, if you are on the fence about having this done, do it! It is the fix for the wandering issues the JL has had since going into production.
 

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And steering fluid everywhere. Have the 2.0 turbo with e-torque, lots of piping and hoses around the box. Tech had a hell of a tome getting in swapped
i'm new to this jeep wrangler world. I drove two different JLU rubicon in the last week before a pull the trigger and buy one. I really like the the car a lot, how suspension works, engine power, interior, driving position......but steering wandering sucks. i wasn't expecting that to the point that i want to do a 3rd test drive with a non rubicon model to see how steering is in other trims? it was very disappointing experience to the point that I'm not sure if i want to buy it anymore.
my question is to the experts here, if this TSB solve this issue for real or I should expect seeing wandering as normal JLU behavior? and if it does why 2021 model don't come with that fix from factory??? should i wait for a 2022 model or maybe a late 2021 production model???
thanks for your help and excuse my total ignorance in driving a solid axle car
 

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