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Unread 06-26-2012, 08:41 AM   #1
Wharf Rat
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Power steering leak b/t pump and reservoir

96 XJ 4.0. I have a leak between the power steering pump and the reservoir that leaves about an 6" puddle every night. I have searched and found no fix, only instructions on how to change the o-ring, which I have done 3 times now. Even tried using two o-rings which slowed the leak but did not stop it. It is a new pump and new reservoir (Advance) which have both been taken back and replaced again becuase I thought it was a faulty desigin, also all new hoses. Still leaking, and I'm sure it is leaking there. Any one else had this issue and what did you do to fix?

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Unread 07-18-2012, 02:22 PM   #2
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You ever find a fix? I am having a similar issue on my 99 classic.
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Unread 07-18-2012, 02:26 PM   #3
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When the PS pump in my 4.0 went bad a year or two ago, I initially decided I'd just replace the pump and reuse my existing reservoir. When I went to pick up the pump, the saleswoman at Advance guaranteed me I'd have leaks if I tried reusing the reservior. Once its disconnected from a pump and reinstalled, it's incredibly hard to reseal.

You can try Power Steering Stop Leak fluid, but I doubt it will cure a leak that big. Sorry I don't have any incredible advice...just wanted to say that it's a pretty common issue.
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Unread 07-18-2012, 05:30 PM   #4
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Yeah i figure I'm just going to have to take them back and get one that is already put together. They are still under warranty so they should honor it. Thanks.
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