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Old 06-17-2013, 11:08 AM   #1
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Power Steering Issue

So I just installed a 1.25" BL and 1" MML. I started the jeep up and everything was fine until I turned the wheel. It wasn't too hard to turn, but noticeably different. Then smoke started coming from the engine compartment so I checked to see what it was and the exhaust was smoking. I'm guessing there is a leak and power steering fluid is leaking onto the exhaust. I looked at the lines from the reservoir and one end looked a little wet but wasn't dripping and seemed to be on tight. What do you guys think?

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Old 06-17-2013, 11:10 AM   #2
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yep sounds like a leak somewhere

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I just need to find it now haha
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Did the engine flop down on one side enough during the MML installation enough to crack a power steering line fitting?
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Did the engine flop down on one side enough during the MML installation enough to crack a power steering line fitting?
Not of what I remembered, I was really careful. Maybe something pulled when I jacked the engine up? Doesn't seem like it though. Ill have to look after work.
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Could it be my power steering pump? Maybe it just went bad at the same time, seems unlikely that I didn't cause it though
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Find where the leak is coming from.
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Haha yeah ill check when I get home. What was confusing me is that the hoses aren't directly over the exhaust where the smoke is coming from.
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Looks like the steering shaft from tg e steering collumn to the steering box is rubbing on the firewall grommet. The leaking was just coolant

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