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post #1 of 7 Old 04-20-2017, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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Power Steering box and Gear Replacement? 4.7

Hey Guys, I'm posting this in hope to get a little guidance if I could on a steering pump and gear replacement on my 2000 jeep WJ 4.7 that I have planned for the weekend. I have a replacement Pump with reservoir so I don't have to bother with that. I just wanted to know first what and how much power steering fluid should be used? Second does it need to be purged some how? Third what parts (if any) should be inspected for wear/replaced during this swap? Last any pointers from anyone who has done this in the past would be greatly appreciated. Thanks guys!


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post #2 of 7 Old 04-20-2017, 10:06 PM
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Mopar P/N 04883077 Hydraulic fluid / Power steering fluid (MS5931)
MS5931 IS THE ONLY FLUID THAT CAN BE USED FOR THE POWER STEERING SYSTEM. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Important note:
The factory fill power steering fluid for all 1999-2004 Grand Cherokees is a unique fluid, MS5931. ATF+4 (MS9602) should not be mixed or used as a “topping off” fluid on the Grand Cherokee WJ. All WJ models should be serviced using ONLY the special MS5931 fluid. ATF+4 is NOT an approved Power Steering Fluid and should never be used under any circumstances. Note that all fluids will darken in color with usage and fluid color is no longer an indication of fluid condition.

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What Ghost said -> only use spec approved fluid.

You obviously don't have a hydraulic fan, so that simplifies things a bit. Bleeding the system after is crucial. Have you read up on it? If you don't do it properly you're power steering wont work properly and you could compromise your new pump.

With everything back in place, fill up the reservoir and with the front wheels OFF the ground, SLOWLY turn back and forth to full lock. I think spec is 12 times? Cant recall. I did it about 30 times at a nice slow rate. Every couple cycles, check your power steering fluid levels.
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You will need a pitman arm puller and some replacement rivits and the tool to set them.

Pulling the air box gets you the extra room you need.

I use the valvoline PS fluid in the white and blue jug. Get a gallon it's cheep.

When you have the front in the air and are turning the wheels lock to lock. Don't start engine till all the air bubbles in the tank are gone or mostly gone.

I did this to all my PS systems. It will catch the ware metals that are ferrous.
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This little trick work that well? Have you ever gotten wares from it?

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I did this to all my PS systems. It will catch the ware metals that are ferrous.

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This little trick work that well? Have you ever gotten wares from it?
it gets a light coating of black that I wipe off.
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I first did it to the 04 with the hydro fan. I had a magnafine filter in the return line of the steering box but kept having sporadic leaks. So that was my comprise. It picked up enough metallic grit I did it to my non mopars.
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