Originally Posted by itsme1123
Hi I seem to have a leak in my power steering cooler. I changed my power steering pump and my steering wheel is still real hard to turn. My dad said it looks like fluid is coming out of the cooler. I called all the dealerships but they said they have never seen a 2001 v8 grand cherokee with a power steering cooler. Everywhere I call just says they have universal power steering coolers. Please does anyone have advice on this issue. I've been barrowing a vehicle from my parents and I hate using other peoples vehicles.
I don't know about the 2001 but my 2000 did have a little cooling coil for the power steering. It was just behind the grill in front of the condenser at the very edge of the drivers side.
The 2000 did not have the hydraulic fan, it had an electric fan and an engine driven fan.
My 2004 with the hydraulic fan seems to have a power steering fluid cooler built into the drivers side of the condenser.
Go look at your p/s lines, you will see they go to the cooler as well as the fan and steering box.
If yours does have the little coil for a cooler, it may be damaged or if you have the cooler built in to the condenser, it may be leaking at the gasket.
Just look though the grill with a flashlight, you should be able to see where the leak is. If it is actually leaking at the cooler. But most p/s leaks are the high pressure hose.