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Unread 11-25-2006, 09:58 AM   #1
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TJ/Durango steering box swap

i just got done swapping out the TJ steering box for the Durango one. Eveything went fine on the install and was driving fine for about a half an hour than the power steering gave out. What could have cuased this to happen? It goes on and off like it will work fine and then just shut off than go back on agian after i stop driving for a little bit. Any ideas cause i need help!

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Unread 11-25-2006, 10:05 AM   #2
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You forgot to bleed the system. Go back on the posts and they will tell you now to do this.
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Unread 11-25-2006, 10:38 AM   #3
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try gettin all the air out as well. when i swapped mine i let all my old fluid run out, fill it and i turned my wheel slowly both sides and kept opeaning it and refilling
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Unread 11-25-2006, 10:55 AM   #4
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How to bleed the steering system: Jack the front-end up so the wheels are off the ground an inch or so. Without the engine running (!), slowly turn the steering wheel back and forth from lock to lock at least a dozen times to bleed the air out. Add fresh fluid as necessary but realize the fluid level will go up and down as you cycle the steering back and forth. That simply means to not overfill it at its low point as doing so will cause it to overflow and make you think you have a big leak. Don't ask me how I know this.
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Unread 11-25-2006, 11:05 AM   #5
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how do you kno this?
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Unread 11-25-2006, 01:59 PM   #6
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ok thanks alot guys i really appreciate it. I drained it again and filled it up and it works like a champ now.
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