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Unread 08-31-2010, 05:49 PM   #1
RNCC4X4
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Loss of power steering at idle?

Just like the title says, becoming more common in my Jeep to not have power steering at idle, but with a little gas it's normal. Never experienced this in a PS vehicle, what do you guys think could be the issue?

And before anyone says it.... it's full of fluid!!

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Unread 08-31-2010, 05:55 PM   #2
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Your power steering pump is weak time to replace it sorry for the bad news
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Unread 08-31-2010, 08:28 PM   #3
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what engine do you have? fill out your info...it greatly helps us out
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Unread 08-31-2010, 08:46 PM   #4
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2000 WJ, 4.7, everything except exhaust is stock.
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Unread 08-31-2010, 08:49 PM   #5
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you could have a small leak... there are lines that run from the pump, to the fan, and back to the pump. these tend to get bad and leak. thus causing this issue. i only seem to have issues in the winter with this... it blows but a new pump is not in my budget currently because i want toys. PS is great, but my history with older cars without it permits me to drive without worry
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