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Unread 09-23-2012, 03:16 PM   #1
Sinxb
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(Advice) Power steering issue after high speed turn.

I was rolling right around 100MPH and had a turn coming up (Which I knew about) It was no problem to handle but I think my 06 Hemi grand felt otherwise. I was actually doing a 1/4 test run late at night.
So long story short I hit the brakes pretty hard and steered to the right to make the turn and when I went to turn around the jeep was whining with a bad power steering pump sound. It was hard to turn and it did not change. When the jeep is cold it steers ok with some power steering but it does whine and changes when I press the gas down (better power steering with higher pitch noise). Once the jeep gets warmed up the power steering is basically gone.
Do you guys think the pump just happened to go out or do you think the Jeep felt I was in trouble and tried to correct it and blew a seal or had a electrical failure at that point. I am really hating the level of safety features in this WK because I have had nothing but problems with sensor and safety related crap on this thing.
Any advice or help with this issue? I ordered a new pump but I feel it is not going to fix the problem so I am asking you guys what you think.

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Unread 09-23-2012, 11:51 PM   #2
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Just want to get a stupid question out of the way. Did you check the PS fluid level? My neighbor had a whiney PS pump. I actually only whined when cold. I got fed up of hearing it so I asked her if I could take a look at it for her. The fluid level was so low, that it was sucking air. I topped it off and the noise went away. I'd say squeeling when you hit the gas is a sign of the pump not wanting to turn, and causing the belt to slip
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Unread 09-24-2012, 12:52 AM   #3
Sinxb
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Fluid level is good. And I took the belt off and turned the pump with my hand and it is free with no dragging of any kind smooth as silk by hand.
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