Power Steering became real hard to turn after towing
My Daughter towed a 5x8 Uhaul trailer (about 70 miles into the city and around town) and forgot to disengage overdrive. Then after she returned the trailer and drove a few miles the power steering became real stiff and she could not steer and had to leave the Jeep. Could the two be related? PS fluid is full and there are no leaks under the Jeep. Engine did not overheat and transmission over temp light did not come on. Any suggestions on what the problem is and cost to fix it? Should this be a dealer repair or local shop?
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If you mean; Can I tow a U Haul trailer with my car, then check the towing capacity of your model from the owners handbook. The general rule is not more than 2/3rds the vehicle weight for the trailer providing the trailer is braked. ie, If the car is 2000lbs then the all up trailer shouldn't be more than around 1200.
Alternatively, if you mean towing a car behind a rented truck then you will need the appropriate approved tow dolly and the renters permission. Make sure you are fully insured and competent to carry out such a task.
Is your battery charged if so!!! I would look for the speed control box it is located under the glove box. It is a little white box with a lot of wires in it. this box is with the computer but there are separate box's. It controls everything from shifting to starting to the gauges in your dash You DO NOT have to replace the computer Good Luck
You need a Trailer Light Power Module - Uhaul, or anywhere that sells hitches and accessories. The module will power the lights directly from the battery - it still hooks into your car's lighting system, but only for sensing purposes, it doesn't put an extra load on the lighting system.
Check the fuse box located in the cab down by the drivers left knee. check all the fuses there, also consult your manual and check the fuse for the brake/tail lights. This sounds like a fuse problem more than anything. Thanks for using fixya! Good luck!