1998 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE POWER STEERING MOUNTING BRACKET

  • Tiny
  • drewsportsnut
  • 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • 203,000 miles

I recently purchased this jeep, it is a 98 grand Cherokee limited with the 5.2l. A few days ago I I noticed a slight squeal but couldn't quite narrow down where exactly it was commingle from. Then yesterday it threw the serpentine belt, so I figured the belt was just worn out and I replaced it. When I started the jeep it squealed for a second or two then stopped, figured it was good, but as I was lowering the hood the belt jumped again. After looking every pulley n bracket over I noticed the power steering bracket is broken. It is broken in 2 but also has a few hair line cracks. My question is what causes these to break? Simply old age or do I have a more serous issue? Thank you for your time.

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Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 AT 8:53 AM

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  • caradiodoc
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There's nothing common. Is it possible the power steering pump was replaced previously and someone over-tightened some bolts and stressed the bracket?

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Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 AT 11:49 AM

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