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POWER STEERING FLUID LEAK AND "SERVICE 4 WHEEL DRIVE SWITCH" MSG

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I have a 1995 jeep grand cherokee ltd. The dash computer indicator showed a message saying service 4 wheel drive switch, plus it was heating up a lot so I took it to the mechanics, they did a tune up and told me they replaced the switch. While in the shop, I noticed they had a hard time putting in the switch, they explained that it is located at a very difficult (intricate) to reach place, not sure how to explain. Thing is that shortly after the msg started showing up again. I called them up, and the guy said that probably it got loose again. Is what they said accurate? or are they taking me for a ride? lol...Now other thing, the power steering fluid is leaking, and I've noticed that the wheel is getting harder to turn, (and right now I'm short on cash, so I cannot get it fixed right away), as I was checking this site, I noticed that someone owning a similar vehicle commented he'd used Lucas Power stop leak psf. Do you think it would be ok to use that on my vehicle, temporarily, at least until I have the cash next month and I can get it check and replace seals, or whatever service is needed, and possibly find another mechanic? Please help me.

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  • Dennis Yachimec May 11, 2010

    You need to find a different mechanic. You need to find out where the power steering oil is leaking from.

    Keep adding power steering fluid. Do not drive without power steering fluid as you will burn the pump out. If it is a slow leak you can keep adding power steering fluid but either way you will have to find the leak and get it repaired.

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I have used lucas products for some time now, and , depending upon the severity of the leak, and what the actual cause is, It is the only product I have seen that actually works, without causing harm to other components. There is no chemical taht will repair a worn metal part though so eventually the leak must be repaired. No conditioner or sealer will repair a hose leak...so if system is leaking from a hose, don't bother. Hose must be replaced.
If work done by shop did not fix the problem they were supposed to fix, they have to fix it again or give you a refund. If you can't trust them, then yes...find a more reliable shop to do your work.
hope this helps!

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