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We had a small leak about the size of a quarter over a 12 hr. period, it was power steering fluid, we took our 2002 Jeep Grand cherokee to a Jeep dealer. They said it was the power steering pump, they replaced it with an after market pump. Cost to repair $ 400.00. The next day we have a leak on the garage floor the size of a dinner plate !!!!!!! Returned to dealership, they said that a line is leaking and that the pressure from the new pump caused it to leak more, UM, also there is a high pitched whine in the new pump, so they said they will put another pump on it as the pump is warranteed, if it needs a new pump. Could power steering fluid have gotten on the serpentine belt and be causing the whine. Will the serpentine belt, which is less than 1 yr. old now have to be replaced or can it be cleaned with something to see if that is the source of the noise. Also, should we be responsible to pay for the new line that goes from the pump behind the radiator to the passenger side. Shouldn't that have been taken care of on the original installation ??? I feel that we paid for un-necessary repairs and the line was probably the problem to start with, as we had no steering problems or noises. Should I argue with the dealership on the added costs of repairs. Thank You

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Yes,, i would if i were you,,,if they fitted a new after market pump and it was noisy why? the pump must be faulty,,,,
as for the under rad pipe,,,these things happen,, the pipe gets rusty and seized up,,its hard to say if he riped you off on this part,, but if they got oil on the drive belt,,,thats just bad work,,the belt come off first,,so how did oil get onto it????
slopy work thats all that is,,,oil on the brive belt dont cause a whine,,,it will shorten the life of the belt,,,my gess is the belt was done up far to tight,,causing this whine from the pump,,it could also have caused the pump to "burn out!" the oil seal causing it to leak oil again,,,,find i very big guy,,,give him a good drink to stand by your side,,, and tell the repair shop you wont pay there bill,, if they dont like that,,,talk to the dig guy! and um??? which hospital did he wont to go to?

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