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2004 grand cherokee hard to turn to the left, power steering makes some noise when turning to the left. power steering fluid is fine. dont know if its the power steerin or gear box or other? and if im having a hard time turning i will step on the accelerator and that will make it easier to turn. thanks

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Sounds like the belt may be loose, if it is tight I would go with the power steering is going out. As when you have a higher rpm the steering improves. Hope this helps tim

Posted on Sep 08, 2010

  • dharden79 Sep 20, 2010

    Im having the same problem. Have you went out and got it checked out by a mechanic?

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SUBJECT:
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OVERVIEW:
This bulletin involves the replacement of the power steering pressure
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MODELS:
1999 - 2002 (WJ) Grand Cherokee (Domestic and International Markets)
2001 - 2002 (WG) Grand Cherokee (International Markets)
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19-005-02 -2-
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**IF VEHICLE IS EQUIPPED WITH A 4.0L ENGINE:**
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Fig.

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