Question about 2004 Jeep Liberty
I have a noise in the steering when driving slow right after starting up my jeep in the morning. I took my car to service and they told me that
the steering reservoir was almost empty and found rack, pinion and high pressure line leaking. The repair will cost $1,500. My question is what could be the cause of this problem. I never checked the fluid level because I take my car for service at a dealer and they are suppose to check it when they change the oil regularly every 3000 miles . Also I just learned that the steering fluid has to be flushed every 30,000 miles and the dealer never told me to do so in 3 years I am going to the same place. The dealer told me that the parts are in backorder and will take 2 weeks to get them. In the meantime may I drive in that condition safely? Should I check the fluid every day ? Should I take my car to someplace else?
I just picked up the pressure line from AdvanceAuto for $74,since it's been "sweating" for years. The dealer wanted like $200. I had no issues, or leaks, after replacing the line. The pressure line is
the line , that comes out of the bottom of the resvoir, mounts behind the headlight,and goes to the rack. A real pain in the ****.
My vehicle, is a 02' Liberty 3.7L, by the way.
Posted on Apr 06, 2010
Yea, i agree with steve on this it sounds as tho they are pressing you for parts that may not even fix the problem, as i say when in doubt get a second opinion, and keep a close eye on the PS fluid resivor i would check it more often than 2 weeks starting off.
Posted on Nov 22, 2008
And I would suggest you do take the car somwhere else and tell them to check this as they should.
Posted on Nov 21, 2008
I suggest to check the fluid at least once every 2 weeks and keep a bottle of power steering fluid in the cars also just check every once in a while and then get the lines replaces hope that helps
Posted on Nov 21, 2008
HI check your power steering oil pump reservoir filter screen this seats at the bottom of reservoir is probably plug .it can cause the pump to aerate if thats your case replace reservoir.for proper inspection of reservoir completely empty it and check. hope this helps.
Posted on Sep 26, 2009
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