I have a 1993 ZJ V8. A few months ago I replaced the lower steering box seals where the Pitmin Arm connects (thanks to this board for all the help!). Now I seem to have another Power steering leak. it looks like it coming from the high pressure hose. It seems to be leaking out of the hose itself where it bends and just brushes the top of the steering box. It looks very rusted, so I am thinking its rusted out. I can't seem to get the hose removed from either the steering box or from the reservoir. Is there a trick to this? I have just been been using an open ended wrench. But there is not much room in there. Do I need a special tool? I also have not ordered the new hose yet, but but I am thinking about replacing both the high and the return lines all at once. Should I grab the hoses from Autozone or do I need OEM parts? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
Thanks for the help guys. It was easier than I thought. It did take me a while though, about 2.5 hours. I had to cut the old hoses so I could get a socket on the nuts. 300k on the jeep, there was alot of rust. But I got them off. One dumb thing I didn't realize was on the high pressure hose where it attached to the reservoir I didn't at first realize that I could use the top nut, and I couldn't understand how the shop manual just says "remove hose" I was thinking how could they get a wrench in there. Hehehe...oh well. That's what took so long just trying to figure out if I need to take more stuff out. But I got them changed and no leaks. I appreciate the guidance. One of the reason I picked up the ZJ was to learn how to fix things on cars/trucks. So far it working out great.
I'm looking to replace my PSPH does this require bleeding the system? and if so how do I go about doing it, Im looking to do it myself instead of having my mechanic do it since it looks easy enough for me to do.