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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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  • kwest53 Oct 30, 2008

    The belt is fine and not slipping. I'm wondering if high under-hood temperatures thinned the PS fluid so much that the pump could not pump it.

  • Anonymous Nov 08, 2008

    steering is real hard at low speed like turning in or out of a driveway but eases up once you get going down the road gets hard taking sharp turns the pump sounds quiet fluid level is good belts not slipping steering components all good no binding could the pump just be bad.

  • Anonymous Apr 16, 2009

    we have the same promblem and trhe belt is fine fuild is good but it is fine when u drive down ther road just when stoped



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check the belt that drives the ps pump has not snapped and fell off

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