Huh?? What is it??? - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Grand Cherokee & Commander Forums > WJ Grand Cherokee Forum > Huh?? What is it???

Jeep Wrangler Bushwacker Flat Fender Flare Sale at BaselinNew jk doors from steinjagerEliminate Hood Flutter!!!

Reply
Unread 05-07-2014, 03:26 PM   #1
DanniK13
Registered User
1999 WJ 
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Pahrump, Nevada
Posts: 10
Huh?? What is it???

Hi! I'm new to working on vehicles, but I can fix almost anything when put to it. So can anyone explain this to me?

image-591547815.jpg

The hose is covered in a very clean oil. It doesn't look like engine oil. It drips every so often.

Help?

DanniK13 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 05-07-2014, 03:31 PM   #2
Jeeples
Registered User
2000 WJ 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: forum/f310/, UT
Posts: 4,654
Power steering hose.
__________________
His: '00 WJ 4.7 Limited- stock

Hers: '03 WJ 4.7 V8- IRO 3", 245/75/16 Duratracs
Jeeples is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 05-07-2014, 03:41 PM   #3
DanniK13
Registered User
1999 WJ 
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Pahrump, Nevada
Posts: 10
That's what I was thinking but the question is, should I just replace the hose? Power steering goes out when I try to park or cuts on and off while driving. Should I think about doing the pump too?
DanniK13 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 05-07-2014, 03:42 PM   #4
gold01wj
Registered User
2000 WJ 
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Toadlena,, Northwest New Mexico
Posts: 314
Does it have fluid in it??? If it's been run low for a while the pump is probably shot
__________________
2000 wj limited quadradrive 4.7 family vehicle-was stock, then lifted 4",now stock again
gold01wj is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 05-07-2014, 03:46 PM   #5
DanniK13
Registered User
1999 WJ 
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Pahrump, Nevada
Posts: 10
It is 100% full, that's why I'm stumped.
DanniK13 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 05-08-2014, 08:28 AM   #6
Jeeples
Registered User
2000 WJ 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: forum/f310/, UT
Posts: 4,654
I had a similar experience with an aftermarket A1 Cardone pump, where the power assist would cut out when turning the wheel at low speed (parking lots, turning from a stop light, etc). It took a couple of tries to get a pump that was quiet like the OE pump or wouldn't randomly cut out. If I were to do it again I would go with a reman'd Mopar pump.
__________________
His: '00 WJ 4.7 Limited- stock

Hers: '03 WJ 4.7 V8- IRO 3", 245/75/16 Duratracs
Jeeples is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 05-08-2014, 09:09 AM   #7
Double E
2000 Laredo V8
 
Double E's Avatar
2000 WJ 
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 3,560
Common replacement item.
You're losing pressure and air goes in & out, reducing assistance. Do not overfill that reservoir.

Take great care in putting the new hose in. It's easy to cross thread. Carefully examine the part the dealer provides you as a replacement too as some have reported getting a part that was not right.
__________________
2000 Laredo 4.7L Selec-Trac. 177K miles, Leather, 245 tires, tow package, crappy CD changer, full size spare, roof cross-rails & sunroof.
Changes & fixes: Rear Addco sway bar & greasble bushings, upgraded headlights, upgraded tail lights, new hood struts (replaced 2X), new rear hatchglass struts, new radiator (replaced 3X), new oil pressure sending unit (replaced 4X), 2 new speed sensors, 2 new door lock actuators, new ignition key cylinder, chrome front tow hooks, Mobil 1 Synthetic 5/30, Purolator Pure One oil filter, EBC slotted & dimpled rotors, EBC Greenstuff pads, new front shocks (replaced 3X), new rear shocks (replaced 2X), new IRO steering stabilizer, new timing chain cover, new water pump, thermostat, new thermostat housing, new high pressure power steering hose, Michelin-X radials, new sunroof assembly, new single-piece lug nuts, new exhaust manifold studs & gasket on driver's side, new Durango alternator. Jeepforum.com sticker, Visit cobaltboatsforum.com when you can!
Double E is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 05-08-2014, 11:04 AM   #8
DanniK13
Registered User
1999 WJ 
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Pahrump, Nevada
Posts: 10
Thanks so much for the help! I really appreciate it!
DanniK13 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools






Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.