Originally Posted by jp2611
FWIW I replaced mine on my '04 in about an hour....IIRC it wasn't that bad once I figured out the best way to access it.....seems I turned the wheels all the way to the left and slide in from the side......I did have newsprint and a drip pain as I expected it to be a LOT more messy than it was...GOOD LUCK!!
The Bleeding procedure in my factory manual says to fill the reservoir, jack up the front axle so both tires are off the ground and turn the steering lock to lock at least 20 times, lower the Jeep to the ground, add fluid as required and turn the wheels lock to lock again until you notice that the fluid level is no longer dropping.
Also, when we were calling around to find a new steering gearbox, one of the auto parts places quoted me a new reservoir, complete with hoses for something like $70 before realizing that I was asking about the gearbox, not the pump. Just mentioning it because if you need new hoses, this may be the way to go.