Something's leaking... - 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 Wrangler Forums > TJ Wrangler Technical Forum > Something's leaking...

TJ 5.25" Speaker Adapters - NalinMFGJK Vent Covers - NalinMFGXHD Heavy-Duty Hood Latches for JK and TJ available at Oco

Reply
Unread 08-04-2010, 10:31 AM   #1
ROLNOVR
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 77
Something's leaking...

Check engine light came on a couple days ago.

Something is leaking on the driver's side of the engine; kind of smells like power steering fluid. Shop tells me they can't diagnose it because my computer isn't communicating.

I'm going to take pictures when I get it back.

Any initial thoughts?

__________________
'97 RED TJ
ROLNOVR is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 08-04-2010, 10:33 AM   #2
MC_NickP
Registered User
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Lexington, KY
Posts: 1,168
see what the code is
__________________
Black 98 TJ
Low Output 4 Cylinder Jeep Club #178

build thread:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/m...4/#post9499802
MC_NickP is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 08-04-2010, 10:35 AM   #3
Smeg
Registered User
2006 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Newport News, Virginia
Posts: 352
I take it they can't diag the check engine light because of the computer not the leak?

Which engine?
Smeg is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 08-04-2010, 11:09 AM   #4
mdm
Farm Wheeler
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Elkmont, AL
Posts: 9,703
Leaking fluid that smells like power steering fluid, CEL coming on, 4 cyl engine has a power steering fluid pressure sensor,... Have you checked the power steering fluid level? Cleaning the area well will help you find the source of the leak.
__________________
Keep in mind that free advice can frequently be worth less than you pay for it.
mdm is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 08-04-2010, 11:21 AM   #5
TheBoogieman
Demonic Jeep Freak!
 
TheBoogieman's Avatar
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Charlottesville, Va
Posts: 27,711
Quote:
Originally Posted by ROLNOVR View Post
Check engine light came on a couple days ago.

Something is leaking on the driver's side of the engine; kind of smells like power steering fluid. Shop tells me they can't diagnose it because my computer isn't communicating.

I'm going to take pictures when I get it back.

Any initial thoughts?
Turn the key on and off 3 times and pull the code yourself.Your answer will be in the numbers grasshopper.When you find the code,time for you to leave.
TheBoogieman is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 08-04-2010, 11:29 AM   #6
Ghaniba
Registered User
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Northeast CT
Posts: 387
That doesn't work on the early TJs does it?

Dave aka Ghan
__________________
'98 TJ - Retired
'98 ZJ 5.9 Limited - Tow Rig
Member, [URL="http://www.eastern4wheelers.org"]Eastern 4 Wheelers[/URL]
Ghaniba is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 08-04-2010, 11:30 AM   #7
TheBoogieman
Demonic Jeep Freak!
 
TheBoogieman's Avatar
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Charlottesville, Va
Posts: 27,711
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ghaniba View Post
That doesn't work on the early TJs does it?

Dave aka Ghan
I think it only doesn't work on 98-99 TJ's.I think 97' had it.
TheBoogieman is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-03-2010, 10:15 AM   #8
ROLNOVR
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 77
Leak's been fixed (hoses and pressure switch). CEL is still on. Won't throw any codes with the ignition check.

If it's a problem with the computer, what do I do?
__________________
'97 RED TJ
ROLNOVR is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-03-2010, 10:55 AM   #9
VMI Jeeper
Registered User
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Currituck, North Carolina
Posts: 92
Does your cigarette lighter/outlet work? That and your CEL run on the same circuit. That fuse is most likely blown. I would check that fuse out.
VMI Jeeper is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-28-2010, 09:40 PM   #10
JacKedUP4x4
Registered User
2001 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Coral Springs, Florida
Posts: 367
i got a power steering fluid leak too, is there anything i might need to tighten to fix it? its not leaking a whole lot and stop leak has had no affect on it
JacKedUP4x4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-28-2010, 09:59 PM   #11
rs4race
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bellevue, WA
Posts: 1,117
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ghaniba View Post
That doesn't work on the early TJs does it?

Dave aka Ghan
Yep it works. It will blink the code, and even show it in your odometer.
__________________
My Build
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/rs4races-build-957569/
rs4race is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
leak , engine , coolant , tj , wrangler
Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





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.