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franco1961 02-04-2011 05:07 AM

Electro-hydraulic power steering
 
Dear All,
About the Electro-hydraulic power steering...
Are some difference on ride quality between the Electro and old pure hydraulic?
The electro is like Servotronic? Means, more soft at low speed and more hard at high speed?
Thanks!
Franco

Technosavant 02-04-2011 02:44 PM

Re: Electro-hydraulic power steering
 
The switch from a traditional power steering system with an engine belt driven hydraulic pump to the electric power steering system (with an electric hydraulic pump) happened back about mid November.

While some vehicles that have had this electric system have had complaints about steering feel, I've not read one single thing about a noticeable difference between the two systems in the Grand Cherokee.

jeepin4ever 02-04-2011 02:51 PM

Re: Electro-hydraulic power steering
 
How can you tell if it's electro or not?

Technosavant 02-04-2011 03:59 PM

Re: Electro-hydraulic power steering
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jeepin4ever (Post 348310)
How can you tell if it's electro or not?

Look under the hood. Electrically powered hydraulic assist steering won't have a drive belt pulley on the pump. Build date will also help; if you were built before Nov, you have the traditional engine drive system. After Nov, electric. If you're built in Nov, you'll need to crack the hood (don't remember exactly when the switch was made).

jeepin4ever 02-04-2011 04:01 PM

Re: Electro-hydraulic power steering
 
Thanks for the info!

GlowingGhoul 02-04-2011 04:28 PM

Re: Electro-hydraulic power steering
 
It's worth noting the Hemi uses engne driven hydraulic power steering. The electro-hydraulic is only used on the V6.

bpmcgee 02-04-2011 04:32 PM

Re: Electro-hydraulic power steering
 
Glowing, I thought I'd read that they were switching BOTH over to electro-hydraulic. Have I been smoking something?


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