post #1 of Old 06-04-2013, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
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Jeep slammed into a stump and now power steering pisses fluid

Alright guys, aside from me being a complete bonehead I really need some advice.
I was under my jeep trying to manually pull my tcase into neutral and it was the one time I didn't have my wheels blocked. Jeep rolled off my driveway and by the hair of my teeth I slipped out from under it and wasn't run over. Needless to say gravity took it full speed into a stump in the back yard and jerked the wheels to the side. Everything checked out fine but power steering pump is leaking fast whenever I turn. It still works but I know not for long.
I got a new pump today but want to make sure it's not something repairable before I replace it. Could this cause the pump to fail? It doesn't look to be any ruptured hoses so could it just be a seal?

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post #2 of Old 06-04-2013, 08:51 PM
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Wow your lucky. I would would have crapped my pants lol. My dad was driving down the highway going 100kp/h and the hood in the jetta he was driving popped open and slammed into the windhield lol.
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post #3 of Old 06-04-2013, 09:54 PM
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Wipe the whole area down good & fill with power steering fluid. Fire her up and leave the cap off. Inspect to see where it is leaking from.
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Thats why you always chaulk your tires... lol

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I think its weird the pump is leaking. After what happened I can see the steering gear box leaking but why the pump?

Dana 35c behind a 242, behind an AW-4, behind a 4.0L Inline Six sitting over a Dana 30, all turning stock 215/75/15 tires and moving a 93 Grand Cherokee to places your truck only dreams of.

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thats why you always chock your tires... Lol
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I learned this lesson myself lol when working on the transfercase when i removed the rear drive shaft the Jeep started to roll im a fat guy so i couldnt just squirm out so i put my foot on the tire and then used my hands and rolled the Jeep back and put my tool box on the tire. then i wiggled out

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post #10 of Old 06-05-2013, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
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I think its weird the pump is leaking. After what happened I can see the steering gear box leaking but why the pump?

Dana 35c behind a 242, behind an AW-4, behind a 4.0L Inline Six sitting over a Dana 30, all turning stock 215/75/15 tires and moving a 93 Grand Cherokee to places your truck only dreams of.
You're spot on. I looked closer and it is the gearbox although I can't tell where from. I figure it's time for a new one anyway. $110 dollar mistake....

Is the steering ujoint supposed to be attached to the box because I can't seem to get that sucker to budge
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I learned this lesson myself lol when working on the transfercase when i removed the rear drive shaft the Jeep started to roll im a fat guy so i couldnt just squirm out so i put my foot on the tire and then used my hands and rolled the Jeep back and put my tool box on the tire. then i wiggled out
thats why you have to lift your jeeps. easier to work on for us portly gentlemen lol

sounds like you hit the steering bot and thats your culprit.

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