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Unread 05-04-2007, 08:01 AM   #1
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Noisy power steering pump? Possible quick fix.

Hey everyone, just as an fyi. My GC had a really noisy ps pump. Whined all the time, hissed, etc. It worked correctly, just loudly.

I flushed the fluid out yesterday, and Omg! It was the nastiest burnt brown crap I've ever seen. I have to assume that the previous owner took it to Jiffy Loooob, or the like, and that they used ATF to refill the PS reservoir. Once I replaced the fluid with mopar standard stuff, the pump was completely quiet again.


Hope this helps someone..

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Unread 05-04-2007, 11:42 AM   #2
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I'm about to try that this weekend, I know my pump works fine, but alot louder than it should be.
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Unread 05-04-2007, 07:23 PM   #3
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yeah mines louder too -- i had a busted hose not long ago and just replaed it with regular power steering fluid - the mopar kind will quieten it?
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Unread 05-06-2007, 12:44 PM   #4
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To flush the system did you just pull the hose off of the reservoir return and crank the motor? I've used that method in another vehicle but not the ZJ yet. I have some extra PS fluid in a sealed bottle on the shelf. Do Jeeps just take standard PS fluid or is it mineral oil like VWs/Audis?
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Unread 05-06-2007, 01:36 PM   #5
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I used a suctioning device to empty mine and added Lucas Power Steering and no more leaks( I used to have leaks too) and quiet.
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Unread 05-08-2007, 07:23 AM   #6
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Lol, I used a roll of paper towels. Just stuffed them into the res, soaked up the fluid, repeat until it's empty. Fill with mopar, run for a while, repeat.
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Unread 05-08-2007, 07:29 AM   #7
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Don't forget to turn the wheel back and forth to clear out the rack also.....
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