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I too have a 2003 and the steering has stuck several times. I've almost had a head-on collision with another vehicle 2 times, both times on highways. I have taken my vehicle into Chrsyler 4 times for inspection as i know it will fail completely at one point. Anyone else having this issue? The dealership is denying there is a problem and i am at the point of calling in a lawyer.

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  • sandsurfsun Sep 30, 2010

    My friend had wrote the write up for me..I am not seeking a lawyert. When it was under warranty I went to the shop 2 times for the service/parts at Jeep Crysler to tell me there was NOT a problem. Then the steering stuck again turning left on highway driving around 2-4 hour drives with windy roads. Took Jeep to another Jeep Crysler not under warranty and again they didn't find anything..Two weeks ago again it stuck turning a sharp right hand corner..sticks then eventually releases crossed the centre line..then unstuck luckily.
    Yes have flushed the steering fluid. No not the steering rack that has been checked 4 times. Not sure what else to do..everything has been checked 4 times by Jeep Crysler and no body can find any problem therefore can't fix it??

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It's a 7 year old motor vehicle, that can be properly diagnosed and repaired, not something you spend, as much on a lawyer, as the veh is worth.

Why would you ever go to a dealer, after the warrantee runs out. Just to spend extra money and get upset?

Any good repair shop could solve your issues

Have you been flushing your power steering fluid, every couple years?
Is the steering rack worn out,as a result of no fluid changes?
Suspension parts worn and tight,etc,etc.

Some dealer you got there. Took you long enough to get pissed.
I figured they were usless 47 years ago,when I was 18

Posted on Sep 30, 2010

  • Anonymous Sep 30, 2010

    You could have a bad steering rack,if the cooler wasn't flushed and a filter installed on the return line, before the pump. The new racks fail because of this. On all aftermarket racks, the instructions are in the box.

    The check valve or pressure regulator valve, in the steering pump, could be sticking,and that would fit what your experiencing. Again, a pump failure or junk from a the rack being worn, or from the cooler, when it was new from the factory,happens.

    We covered disconnecting the tie rods and checking for strut bearing binding and other issues,if that applies to your type suspension.

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