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Unread 05-26-2009, 08:04 AM   #1
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03 GC Overland Leaking Power Steering

Something on my Jeep's power steering system went out yesterday. Lots of fluid under the Jeep. I drove vehicle #2 to work today but I'll tear into this after work tonight. The fluid is pretty much everywhere underneath and all around the power steering pump so I can't tell where the leak is until I clean it off. I'm just wondering if there's a good starting place to look. Yeah.. hose couplings and whatnot, for sure, but being a member of this site, I was hoping some of you might have prior experience with a "Yeah x amount of people with that make and model have run into THIS..." type of answer.

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Unread 05-26-2009, 08:38 AM   #2
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My father's 02 overland blew its powersteering pump last summer. Ended up replacing it because of the seals on the back of pump blew... I think.
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Unread 05-26-2009, 09:45 AM   #3
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The high pressure power steering hose is a very common failure.

Its #8 in the picture below. Part # is 5019708AD.


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Unread 05-26-2009, 11:01 AM   #4
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The high pressure power steering hose is a very common failure.

Its #8 in the picture below. Part # is 5019708AD.


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Now that you said that, i believe we replace/fixed leaking lines as well.
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Unread 05-26-2009, 11:02 AM   #5
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# 8 . that is correct.
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Unread 05-26-2009, 10:52 PM   #6
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Thanks for the tips. I got hung up at work and did not have time to investigate tonight. I'll update later.

Thanks again.
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Unread 05-27-2009, 09:06 AM   #7
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if it is # 8 please update where you find it and how much. i need one also.
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Unread 05-27-2009, 11:26 AM   #8
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Its a dealer only part.

List price is $80.65.

You should be able to buy it for about $60 after discounts.
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Unread 05-27-2009, 12:36 PM   #9
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Go to the vendor section here and give Avondale parts a request for a price. He isn't always the cheapest, but the other dealers may charge more for shipping and a handling charge. (Moparonlineparts: $53 for hose, but $12 for shipping and $5 handling charge and tax of course).
If it is that hose that is leaking the new one will have fitttings that look different, but it is the correct one. A little advice, attach top fitting first.
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Unread 05-29-2009, 02:06 PM   #10
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OK... Finally got around to it. I sprayed all the gunk off with brake cleaner and blew it off using the compressor. I filled it with fluid and ran it cycling the stering wheel from lock to lock for under a minute. At the connection to the pump, on the hose-pump connection (#8 as pictured above) was clearly leaking. Although the nut is too tight to tighten any more, the section of pipe that comes out of the nut wiggles like a loose tooth. I don't understand, mechanically, what possibly went wrong here. I think I'll buy an open-end wrench that will fit on that better (such limited room to work) and see if I can't just snug it down a little. I just can't see how this can be leaking unless it somehow backed off a little and loosened up. At $80 (as suggested above) I'm not giving up just yet.

Stay tuned...
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Unread 05-29-2009, 02:16 PM   #11
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It could be the fitting got worn out on the end of the hose.. I would replace that line anyway



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Unread 05-29-2009, 02:29 PM   #12
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seems like mine is leaking by the #8 line where it goes into the pump. i washed it down and is wet around there. i think i made it worse the last time i was offroad cause now i got more of a drip and pump makes noise
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Unread 05-29-2009, 02:39 PM   #13
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Ya'll might as well give in and buy the hose from the dealer.

Those are tell-tale signs of the hose failing.

Its a problematic design. Jeep realized this and revised the part. The new part you buy will be slightly different.
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Unread 05-29-2009, 02:54 PM   #14
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On my 2000 Limited, the actual steering gear let the pitman shaft seal go and dumped it's fluid all over my driveway.
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Unread 05-29-2009, 06:07 PM   #15
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I have an '01 WJ Limited with the same problem. How hard is it to replace this hose? Also I have read on the web that only dealer power steering fluid can be used due to a specific formulation. Is this true?
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