Power steering feels real tight in turns

Tiny
NMUELL
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  • 1998 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE
  • 147,000 MILES
I have a 1998 jeep grand cherokee v6 full time 4wd and when I turn that skipping feeling from the 4wd is severe to the point where the jeep wont make a full turn it is especially bad after driving for a long period of time. Ex. After driving for 45 min I pulled into a parking lot and could not pull into a space bc as I turned it felt like the front end felt real tight the tires felt like they were skipping when I started driving back home and got to highway speed the whole steering felt real tight again. Once the car is shut off and in park it moves a very small amount then locks up and then does it again. It does not feel like the power steering is going.
i have no idea please help!
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Friday, October 7th, 2011 AT 10:27 PM

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Tiny
HMAC300
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Check the power steering pump for pressure and have the 4wd axle checked. You may have aproblem there as well.
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Friday, October 7th, 2011 AT 10:30 PM
Tiny
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IF THIS HAS A POSITIVE TRACTION FRONT AND REAR DIFFERENTIAL

#1) HAS IT BEEN SERVICED WITH THE PROPER ADDITIVE, WHICH IS NEEDED SO THE CLUTCHES DO NOT WEAR OUT???

HERE'S ONE EXAMPLE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBo4Jqm4j2o

IF ALL IS GOOD IN THE FLUID DEPARTMENT, SOMETHING THAT WILL AID IN LUBRICATING THE CLUTCHES IS:

FIND AN ABANDONED PARKING LOT,

DRIVE IN REALLY TIGHT FIGURE "8s"

OVER AND OVER (ON A PREVIOUS CJ I HAD, IT TOOK MAYBE 10 "8s")

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO GO FAST....JUST WHAT YOU ARE DOING, WILL DRAW PLENTY ENOUGH ATTENTION. YOU MAY BE EXPLAINING "THE DEAL", TO AN OFFICER, AS I HAD TO DO!

LET US KNOW HOW IT GOES

THE MEDIC
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Saturday, October 8th, 2011 AT 12:11 AM

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