Power Steering Fluid problems of the 2004 Jeep Liberty
Three problems related to power steering fluid have been reported for the 2004 Jeep Liberty.
Power Steering Fluid problem #1
The vehicle having this issue was a 2004 Jeep Liberty. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1J4GL58K14_. Noticed that one power steering hose was pressing up against the plastic fan shroud. Inspected the hose and found that sharp edge of the fan shroud was cutting into the hose. The hose developed a small leak of power steering fluid. Had car into dealer for an oil change and asked the technician to inspect the hose. He confirmed that the shroud had cut into the hose. The hose was replaced and correctly located away from the shroud. This was a factory error in that the hose should not had been installed up against the plastic fan shroud. Undetected the end result would have been an unexpected rupture of the hose and loss of power steering fluid,and steering ability. This problem occurred on Thursday, June 26, 2008.
Power Steering Fluid problem #2
The car is a 2004 Jeep Liberty. The VIN of this Liberty is 1J4GK58K54_. I have had repeated problems with my 2004 Liberty power steering. It appears that in very cold conditions the fluid leaks, maybe a shrinking gasket or seal? a seeping power steering line? the leak is at the fitting where it goes into the pump. It appears that the pressure from the pump is overpowering the o-ring in this fitting. Unfortunately the leak went unnoticed until the system went dry. This issue happened on Dec. 23, 2010.
Power Steering Fluid problem #3
While driving my 2004 Jeep Liberty I lost power steering. I was able to pull over and stop without incident. My steering rack and a power steering pressure line started leaking a lot of fluid resulting in loss of steering. I have since learned that this is a familiar problem to Chrysler/Jeep but there is no recall. Sudden loss of steering is a serious problem and a recall should be considered. It was Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011 when this power steering fluid issue occurred.
Other Steering related problems of the 2004 Jeep Liberty:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Steering Rack And Pinion problems||3|
|Power Steering Fluid problems||3|
|Steering Wheel problems||2|
|Power Steering Pump problems||1|
|Steering Column problems||1|
|Steering Tie Rod Assembly problems||1|
|Hydraulic Power Assist Steering System problems||1|