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  1. #161
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    finally got my steering box done, took about 3months for the part to get in stock.

    picked it up last night and the initial impression was it now feels tighter, like my 2015sport. it's a huge positive difference in how it handles.

    This morning i took it out on the freeway for some high speed testing and it was a wind advisory day.

    Usually I would be fighting the wind and the steering but it stayed straight, no more pull to one side and the wind a more normal affect on the Jeep. In the past, every wind gust would have had me over correcting because the steering was also favoring to one side.

    I see fluid around the fittings and it could be from the install (no cleanup) but after wiping it off this morning and checking it when I got home, it looks like it may still be leaking.

    I'll take it back to the dealer to check/tighten, I don't want them accusing me in the event they cross-threaded the fittings.
    Last edited by Jeeeep; 12-23-2020 at 04:10 PM.

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    I finally asked the dealer about mine, and they ordered it, no questions asked! They are backlogged, so no e.t.a., but it's getting done all on their dime. Can't complain about that.

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  3. #163
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    I had my steering box replaced 3 months ago and since then it's a much nicer vehicle to drive. It's still not perfect but a big improvement over the stock aluminum pump, and I really appreciate my dealer getting this done for me. My JL was all stock when I took it in and parts were ordered, it took about 2 weeks to get the parts and set me up an appointment. I highly recommend anyone with steering issues to take it to the dealer and get this done, it makes the jeep much more enjoyable to drive.

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    My dealership failed on every point of this repair on my 2019 JLUR. Got my steering box replaced about 2 weeks ago. Drove the same as before on secondary roads and steering wheel is off center to the left. Highway driving is just scary since it'll now almost make lane changes by itself. So, I decided to look this steering box, bolts and shaft over. I just knew something was loose. Nothing loose, but what I did find is hard to believe. It's just another old design aluminum steering box! Yes, my dealership actually did this. See attached pic for your curiosity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Serpent View Post
    My dealership failed on every point of this repair on my 2019 JLUR. Got my steering box replaced about 2 weeks ago. Drove the same as before on secondary roads and steering wheel is off center to the left. Highway driving is just scary since it'll now almost make lane changes by itself. So, I decided to look this steering box, bolts and shaft over. I just knew something was loose. Nothing loose, but what I did find is hard to believe. It's just another old design aluminum steering box! Yes, my dealership actually did this. See attached pic for your curiosity.
    As I posted in your hard top thread, I've officially given up on humanity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JTCO View Post
    As I posted in your hard top thread, I've officially given up on humanity.
    I saw that. I am trying so hard to maintain a good attitude on this. I'm definitely leaning towards driving to another dealership.

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    Wow! I’d take it back. And then to another dealer if you need to. This is actually fraud. One of the reasons we give up on people is partly due to the fact that it’s such a hassle to try and hold people accountable. Threaten to sue, tell them bluntly you and your family could have injured or worse by the steering of your after the “warranty” work they lied about doing, but also go directly to FCA and report this dealer’s perpetrating fraud on a customer. Can’t believe the balls to try that. Glad you caught it. A heads up to all of us.


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    I was finally able to get the correct cast iron steering box. Has the correct label and I verified its iron. Still has some dead spot but somewhat tighter. Doesn't seen as bad overall. I am leaving them out of the equation for removing the play in the steering box. I can do it easily. One little thing they did wrong was they reused the extra long bolts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Serpent View Post
    I was finally able to get the correct cast iron steering box. Has the correct label and I verified its iron. Still has some dead spot but somewhat tighter. Doesn't seen as bad overall. I am leaving them out of the equation for removing the play in the steering box. I can do it easily. One little thing they did wrong was they reused the extra long bolts.
    They put the long bolts on mine too.


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    I'm dropping mine off today to get this done. Will pick it up tomorrow. Will report back to see if it helps.

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