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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee...power steering is really stiff when turning. Is fine going down the road, but **** to park or turn some corners. I am driving 2000 miles starting on Monday and am wondering if the thing is safe to drive. It also has developed a high pitched squeel...which I think is the serpentine belt. Could this affect the power steering?

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Have you checked your fluid level???? Is the belt tight?

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