no power steering assist
Hi all. Been lurking for a long time. Decided it's time to post.
My '96 ZJ decided it was tired of giving me power steering assist. Last week after parking I heard a pop and found the power steering pump shaft pushed about 1" out of the pump...ate the belt up somewhat but the pump wasn't noisy and I managed to drive it home without power assist. That was fun.
So fast forward to this weekend, I put in a reman pump(I know), with the EVO installed on it. I took the time to bleed it, front end unloaded, engine off, then running. Got all the air out. No dice. I still have NO assist. None at all. I did verify the pump is making pressure and is working.
Considering the pump is working but I still have no assist at all, I'm assuming there might be a problem with the steering box/spool valve. Anybody have a quick doagnosis on this one before I spend the cash? I'm going to be letting her go soon and looking into upgrading into a 5.9, so I'm looking at getting it back up and going before letting it go. If it matters, it has 258k miles on it on the stock steering box.