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Unread 12-28-2007, 10:54 AM   #1
sdj1704
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Liberty Power Steering Leak

Just took my wife's liberty in for an oil change at the local Firestone. About a week ago I noticed a small leak. I took a look and it appeared oil was coming from the oil filter, I couldnt tighten it so hoped that the oil change would resolve it.

This morning at Firestone, the mechanic showed me that it wasnt oil but power steering fluid. He couldnt tell if it was the hose, sensor or reservoir that was leaking and when he looked into pricing the parts couldnt find any in the system.

So my plan is to either take it to the dealer (groan) or research and try something myself. Ive done brakes, plugs etc before but never worked on the power steering. I have a Haynes manual which I am about to study but thought I would post here also in case anyone has any direction?

I think first I should clean the area up to try and identify the origin of the leak.

Any suggestions/comments would be great.
Thanks

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Unread 01-07-2008, 10:06 AM   #2
Shewb
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Just did the power steering pump on a MY02 Liberty 3.7l. It was pretty straight forward. You will need a power steering pump pully removal tool. You can borrow one from AutoZone or Advance auto parts.
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Unread 12-23-2008, 06:21 PM   #3
chris-jk-kj
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i just replaced my ps pump as well but with leak

i just replaced the pump but can not get the high pressure hose to seal on the pump. dripping/streaming like mad. i replaced the o-ring that came with the pump with no success, also swapped the the female fitting in the new pump with the original one reading something of metric vs standard causing leak. 02 liberty 3.7 too... i'm thinking that maybe the hp hose needs to be replaced as well, some sort of blockage causeing too much backpressure where the o-ring seal to the pump can't handle the pressure... any ideas?
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Unread 01-19-2009, 02:48 PM   #4
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power steering leak

I just had the hose replaced for a leak...not sure if its covered yet. Also had one of my axle seals replaced covered under powertrain warranty.
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