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There are gauges that can be used to set torque by a certain degree. However, 135 is an easy one.
If the breaker bar or torque wrench is pointing straight down, tighten another 90 degrees (from 6 o’clock to 9 o’clock). Then tighten another 45 degrees, half the distance from 9 to 12 (let’s just call it 1030).
Just did this, went 44ft lbs in the cross pattern I listed above, then went (3) 45 degree turns on each bolt. Went back and checked w/ torque wrench and it clicked solid at 90 ft lbs, so they're AT LEAST 90 ft lbs.

FWIW, when I clicked at 44, then used bar to further tighten that's about how tight they were when I picked up the Jeep from the shop, so they must've just stopped at 44 and didn't add the 135 degrees :(





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I'm behind, what's the deal with the AE vs AA?
Both are the aluminum versions. The new cast iron steering box is a completely new part number per the first post on this thread.


Aluminum Steering Box Part Numbers include (there may be more):

68250508AA
68250508AB
68250508AC
68250508AD
68250508AE

Reference: https://www.moparpartsinc.com/p/Jeep_2018_Wrangler/GEAR-POWER-STEERING/78262505/68250508AD.html

New Cast Iron Steering Box JLU 4 door left hand steering:

68507569AA
 
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Just did this, went 44ft lbs in the cross pattern I listed above, then went (3) 45 degree turns on each bolt. Went back and checked w/ torque wrench and it clicked solid at 90 ft lbs, so they're AT LEAST 90 ft lbs.
So if I had already snugged mine up to 90 lbs, I can leave them alone?
 

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Both are the aluminum versions. The new cast iron steering box s a completely new part number per the first post on this thread.
I thought the AA was the new one? AE is the old one?
 

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I thought the AA was the new one? AE is the old one?
I thought he meant the very first steering box. The point is the new steering box has a completely new part number before the AA, AB, etc.

Aluminum Steering Box Part Numbers include (there may be more):

68250508AA
68250508AB
68250508AC
68250508AD
68250508AE

Reference: https://www.moparpartsinc.com/p/Jeep_2018_Wrangler/GEAR-POWER-STEERING/78262505/68250508AD.html

New Cast Iron Steering Box JLU 4 door left hand steering:

68507569AA
 
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Just dropped mine off at bayside Jeep in NY at 9 a.m the advisor told me they haven’t worked on my car yet so I’ll be updated once they work on it. I gave him the TSB and he told me they did one last week for the first time so I hope mine gets done too! Wish me luck!
they did my car last week
 

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So if I had already snugged mine up to 90 lbs, I can leave them alone?
I initially torqued @ 90 (after the dealer left them loose), then I saw the 44 +135 degree post, so I loosened them up and re-torqued to spec. I know they're at least 90, but how much over that I didn't confirm. I'm guessing they're around 100 ft lbs but again, didn't confirm.
 

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I initially torqued @ 90 (after the dealer left them loose), then I saw the 44 +135 degree post, so I loosened them up and re-torqued to spec. I know they're at least 90, but how much over that I didn't confirm. I'm guessing they're around 100 ft lbs but again, didn't confirm.
Just confirmed I-shaft bolt, it wasn't torqued to spec either, about 25 ft lbs, it's at 40 now and not 100% sure they used a new bolt on that one :( :(
 

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For whats it worth...went to the dealer today. If you’re in Charlotte, Capital Jeep in Indian Trail. I have a pretty modded Jeep with aftermarket steering bits. I was in for the evaluation service visit. In and out in 10 minutes. I told them the steering got sloppy after an hour of driving. No questions asked..the Service Manager Jim was great. He told me had a few guys ahead of me. Bolts were on back order but he would get me taken care of soon. I was gone in 15 minutes and just waiting for the bolts to come in now.
 

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Just confirmed I-shaft bolt, it wasn't torqued to spec either, about 25 ft lbs, it's at 40 now and not 100% sure they used a new bolt on that one :( :(
Did service order list parts? Mine listed exactly what was listed on the TSB doc in 1st post. Note the box to frame bolts is qnty 1 as it's a set of 4.
 

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