The outer part of the tire rod for steering screw came off while I was driving. Now I can't steer at all and my steering wheel is so loose I can turn it in both directions forever. How do I fix this?

Asked by Dec 29, 2014 at 01:51 PM about the 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1 Answer

28,995

If you can't fix it yourself get it towed to a shop and have it repaired. Otherwise replace your tie rods. The parts are a little over $100 for the tie rod kit, and places like Autozone will loan you a pickle fork to assist in getting the old ones off easily (or you can get a tie rod puller). You will still need to get it into a shop for an alignment. As long as you match the new tie rod lengths to the old ones you'll be close enough in alignment to drive it to a shop. Of course there are some guides on doing your own alignment as well, but that's a bit more advanced.

Your Answer

Jeep Grand Cherokee Experts

  • #1
    inuevafreak
    Reputation
    2,150
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,970
  • #3
    thejeepdoctor
    Reputation
    1,960
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Cherokee
515 Great Deals out of 61,518 listings starting at $2,999
Used Dodge Durango
383 Great Deals out of 24,244 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Explorer
1,269 Great Deals out of 70,071 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota 4Runner
326 Great Deals out of 27,093 listings starting at $1,800
Used Jeep Wrangler
522 Great Deals out of 19,474 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
827 Great Deals out of 42,174 listings starting at $1,987
Used Ford F-150
3,262 Great Deals out of 223,479 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,715 Great Deals out of 175,181 listings starting at $955
Used BMW X5
371 Great Deals out of 15,982 listings starting at $3,495
Used Ford Mustang
600 Great Deals out of 39,738 listings starting at $1,988
Used Honda Accord
1,117 Great Deals out of 74,388 listings starting at $1,100

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo For Sale
1,741 listings starting at $23,250
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 525 listings starting at $21,400
2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo For Sale
197 listings starting at $19,350
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 223 listings starting at $14,974
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 195 listings starting at $13,250

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.