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Old 09-23-2012, 05:09 PM   #1
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Yesterday I was driving and my steering started whining real bad. I looked under the jeep and there was power steering fluid everywhere. I checked the pump and it's not leaking from there. So im pretty sure I blew the seal on the actual box. This is my second box in seven months. Today though there is no more whining but I have no power steering whatsoever. There is also no fluid in the reservoir. If I keep driving like this will my power steering pump be ok? Or will the pump go and need to be replaced along with the box? I know I'm gonna need a new box but I don't have the time or tools to do it up at school. Plus since its been such a short amount of time I'm gonna talk to the garage.

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Old 09-23-2012, 05:39 PM   #2
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Are you using OEM jeep steering boxes?!

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Old 09-23-2012, 06:10 PM   #3
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The first box was OEM with about 150,XXX on it. This new one was supposed to be "heavy duty" atleast that is what the shop told me. I dont know how it blew out, I've barely wheeled since august....
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:35 PM   #4
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Anything other than OEM is hit and miss. Mostly miss from what I hear. Most people on here suggest to stay OEM for important parts. Other places, even if they are HD or whatever, sell Chinese imports that tend to be low quality. And sorry, my first post wasn't supposed to have the "!?" Just the "?"
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Old 09-23-2012, 09:19 PM   #5
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haha no problem. and ok so i guess the box just needs to be replaced. does this mean my power steering pump will be ok and i can just go for awhile with no power steering?
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:17 PM   #6
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I personally wouldn't drive it until you got a new power steering box. The whole time your engine is running it would be running the power steering pump with no oil, which can't be good. If its not dead at this point, you wouldn't want to further damage it. I say get that box asap and hope the pump still works, if not, replace that too. And yes, as long as there is fluid in the system you should be able to still run it without the pump functional if you need to.
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:14 AM   #7
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I personally wouldn't drive it until you got a new power steering box. The whole time your engine is running it would be running the power steering pump with no oil, which can't be good. If its not dead at this point, you wouldn't want to further damage it. I say get that box asap and hope the pump still works, if not, replace that too. And yes, as long as there is fluid in the system you should be able to still run it without the pump functional if you need to.
X2 I didn't want to chime in and say this because I wasn't sure I was correct, but now that he said it too, I feel better about it. Running the pump with no fluid is really bad.
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:53 AM   #8
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Ok thank you guys I'll make sure not to drive unless absolutely neccesarry
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:03 PM   #9
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I personally would only buy OEM. I mean your stock one lasted over 150,000 miles... Its up to you though
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Back, way back, when I was young and dumb, I thought I was saving money buying non-OEM parts. It only took a few years, and multiple times under the hood, and underneath, replacing starters, alternators, power steering pumps, water pumps, etc... All just out of warranty... For me to learn my lesson... Stick with MOPAR..
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:01 PM   #12
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Thanks guys. I will stick to oem only on all these important parts unless I step up to something like a pcs full hydro steering someday

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