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post #1 of 6 Old 07-18-2017, 06:38 AM Thread Starter
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Power Steering leak help

Looking for some tips on identifying where a power steering fluid leak is coming from. I've checked the lower seal under the pitman arm and it is fine. I can't quite find a specific spot it is coming from but it is dripping. I have been trying to top it off when I can but as you can imagine it's getting annoying to have to top it off every day. Any suggestions on common leak spots to check?

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post #2 of 6 Old 07-18-2017, 07:20 AM
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Have you checked the pump where it connects to the reservoir? That's where mine was leaking from and dripping onto the front axle diff.

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post #3 of 6 Old 07-18-2017, 07:22 AM
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Leaks can come from anywhere. I suggest you thoroughly clean the power steering pump, hoses and gear box. Use 409 or some other cleaner/degreaser and a rag to get the grime off and then watch for the highest spot that gets damp with power steering fluid. I had one of my hoses develop a leak where the rubber part meets the steel swaged on end of the hose. I was quickly able to locate the spot of the leak once I had everything cleaned up.

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post #4 of 6 Old 07-18-2017, 07:41 AM
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I just discovered a power steering leak on my jeep. It is leaking at the pump itself, just behind pulley. Have you checked there?
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post #5 of 6 Old 07-18-2017, 08:47 AM
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If it's coming out of the pulley shaft area, a rebuild kit will have all the seals and orings needed to repair it.

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post #6 of 6 Old 07-18-2017, 10:34 AM
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If it's leaking from the shaft and you do it before the bearing collapses you can get away with just changing the front bearing.

That's what I ended up doing, after my pump failed when waiting for a repair kit to arrive. I still have the unused kit.

It's a 6203 2RS bearing on the 4.0L pumps.

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