The overall objective here is to get the power steering to function again, but I can't do a complete box replacement.
Remember- the power steering no longer works at all, and I've narrowed it down to the box, the reservoir moves fluid out, but it leaks out- which I don't have the resources to replace (I'd have to buy one, and have someone install it as I haven't ever performed any kind of mechanical replacement on this scale. a big $$ grabber).
I wanted to see if there was a way to stop the leak to get the power steering to work again. I've read that LUCAS stop leak is pretty good at stopping a leak in the system - one thing I'm a bit sketchy on. It says it fixes most 'Rack and Pinion' problems. From what I know, ZJ's don't use Rack and Pinion, they use a reciprocating ball / gearbox configuration. If I used the stop leak would it seal the gearbox leak on the pitman shaft? Would it be more time worthy and money-worthy to rebuild (new seals) on the pitman shaft?
2wd can really get you places you can't get out of without 4lo. - Ratmonkey