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Compass: 2015 compass limited suddenly started making a grinding

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2015 compass limited suddenly started making a grinding noise when turning the steering, difficult to move.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Jeep
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 2 years ago.
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If it's making a grinding noise when trying to turn and you've lost assist then I would first suspect the power steering pump. It's possible that you could be low on fluid due to a leak or the problem could be in the steering rack, but if the fluid is full then the pump has most likely failed.
If you have lost assist then I would recommend having it towed to your dealer rather than trying to drive it. The repair and tow will be covered under your basic warranty.