A power steering pump is a vital piece of your steering system. It helps to reduce the amount of force it takes to turn your steering wheel. Without it, turning your wheels left and right takes some serious muscle. A sure sign that your power steering pump is starting to go bad or in need or attention, is a whining sound coming from the pump. The whine will increase and decrease as your turn the steering wheel side to side.
If you're installed larger wheels and tires, the stock power steering pump may not be up to the job of turning those larger tires. Replacing your stock power steering pump with a high performance one can help you steer your Jeep, especially when crawling at low speeds off road.