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Unread 04-22-2007, 06:36 PM   #1
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Power Steering issues

I was at my moms house today getting ready to do some maintenance on my WJ when i noticed something dripping down on the floor. i checked it out and i believe it was the power steering fluid. it was all over everything underneath my jeep. i wiped everything off and it appears to be dripping out of a little cylindrical thing that is on the powersteering motor behind the pulley. i dunno what its called and i cant find my camera. anyone have any idea? is it just a minor leak or am i getting ready to purchase a new pump?

EDIT: it had been making a lot of noise the past two days and it seemed to be dry when i checked the fluid earlier.

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Unread 04-22-2007, 06:56 PM   #2
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is the leak on the pump or the reservior? there may be a seal between the two... not sure... you will need to pin-point the leak.
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Unread 04-23-2007, 06:18 PM   #3
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turns out its a hose that costs 100 bucks at the dealer. dealer wants almost 400 to fix it. yea, im getting a family friend to do it for probably half of that.
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Unread 04-23-2007, 10:10 PM   #4
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Be prepared to do the bleed procedure a few times. I just got done doing the power steering pump on the ZJ, and it was a real pain getting the pump to do its job.
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Unread 04-24-2007, 12:03 PM   #5
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Be prepared to do the bleed procedure a few times. I just got done doing the power steering pump on the ZJ, and it was a real pain getting the pump to do its job.
luckily for me im not messing with it. getting it done for about 225 through a family friend. still expensive to replace a damn hose.
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Unread 04-24-2007, 01:12 PM   #6
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We just had the same problem, 2003 GC LTD, turns out it was the power stearing hose......$400 later, all fixed. Not too impressed because it only has 85,000 km on it.
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Unread 04-24-2007, 01:38 PM   #7
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ive got 83k miles on mine, not sure how that compares to km's though....
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