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02 Jeep Grand Cherokee power steering will chatter and whine when turning to left only

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    Joe Russell May 11, 2010

    Are you sure its the power steering and not the left hand ujoint? I had thesame problem but it turned out to be the ujoint. If you look under the front tire grab the axel whhere the joints meet and wiggle it and if it makes a clicking, chattering noise you might want to have it looked at.





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sounds like your steering box is on its way out, my jeep done the same only when turning right, try charlton auto parts they break grand cherokee, and i found them very helpful.
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