Front end noise & power steering problems in my 2000 Grand Cherokee Limited

Asked by Sep 22, 2013 at 12:38 AM about the Jeep Grand Cherokee

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Power steering starting to go " Armstrong " on me when turning to the left. Gets hard to
steer , have to try & keep RPM up for it to work..I have replaced the steering pump 4
times already in the last 6 years - what gives ? The last 2 times work was done at  
Large reputable Jeep dealers without any better results .I also get a groaning, tire
rubbing type of noise from the passenger side front end when turning right
predominantly. The last dealer to work on this problem said that the fluid had been
changed out, and in short order the noise would go away as I drove the vehicle
more.Seemed to work - almost, I still got the groaning/ rubbing noises occasionally  &
they just kept getting worse. What really bugs me is that the newly installed steering
pump would tend to fail about 3 - 4 months after waranty ran out.What am I looking at
as far as repairs are concerned ? Stephen Luchkanych

4 Answers

okay Stephen, I'd suggest the motor mounts or transmission mounts have lost it and are cracked and allowing the motor to move about...inspect them by placing a jack and woodblock under the oil pan...note any separation...see if it can pull the rest of the car up or simply separate~ you haven't said what year or I'd be shoppin' for ya~

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

the axis of the steering with respect to the mounts causes chafing at the link~

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
6,845

odds are the steering gear is bad. If it turns easy to the rt, but hard to the left, its not the pump, as the pump doesnt care what direction you turn. it just supplies pressure. the switch valve IN the gear is the problem.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
6,845

have you had the axles serviced? when changing fluid, use friction modifyer and synthetic75/90 fluid in the front. the transfercase uses special 247 fluid, rear diff, 75/140 and bottle of friction modifyer. Then do figure 8's to work the new fluid into the clutches. some times it takes a while. Go find large parking lot and do figure 8s till noise goes away....hope this helps....

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Grand Cherokee

Looking for a Used Grand Cherokee in your area?

CarGurus has 66,713 nationwide Grand Cherokee listings starting at $1,500.

ZIP:

Search Jeep Grand Cherokee Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Experts

#1 inuevafreak
inuevafreak
Reputation 1,900
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,700
#3 thejeepdoctor
thejeepdoctor
Reputation 1,560
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Cherokee
319 Great Deals out of 54,423 listings starting at $2,495
Used Ford Explorer
1,090 Great Deals out of 72,155 listings starting at $1,000
Used Jeep Wrangler
520 Great Deals out of 18,485 listings starting at $2,500
Used Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
520 Great Deals out of 42,844 listings starting at $9,399
Used Toyota 4Runner
377 Great Deals out of 20,975 listings starting at $2,495
Used Dodge Charger
482 Great Deals out of 30,242 listings starting at $2,275
Used Dodge Durango
373 Great Deals out of 23,259 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
829 Great Deals out of 28,003 listings starting at $1,700
Used Ford F-150
3,104 Great Deals out of 209,133 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,587 Great Deals out of 152,646 listings starting at $1,500
Used BMW X5
495 Great Deals out of 15,485 listings starting at $2,500
Used Dodge Challenger
350 Great Deals out of 25,177 listings starting at $7,988
Used Jeep Liberty
289 Great Deals out of 8,162 listings starting at $1,374
Used Chevrolet Camaro
416 Great Deals out of 40,746 listings starting at $3,500
Used Honda Accord
1,008 Great Deals out of 75,846 listings starting at $899