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Old 01-17-2010, 01:02 PM   #1
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steering fluid leak, need help

I just noticed that, from the pics, can anybody tell me what would be the problem, how to fix this or does it need to be brought to a mechanic. I was missing some fluid so I fill it up.




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Old 01-17-2010, 01:25 PM   #2
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I just had that happen to my '99 and replaced it myself for about $120 vs. the $380 the local shops wanted. It's not hard to do. I'll find my write-up as I think it was my first post in here.


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Old 01-17-2010, 01:27 PM   #3
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I just had that happen to my '99 and replaced it myself for about $120 vs. the $380 the local shops wanted. It's not hard to do. I'll find my write-up as I think it was my first post in here.
cool, thank you !!!
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Old 01-24-2010, 08:05 AM   #4
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the pitman arm pukker, is it something like this :
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Old 01-24-2010, 08:23 AM   #5
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My YJ had set for a long time before I bought it and it leaked in the same area. I tried a couple stop leak additives with no luck until I bought some Lucas power steering stop leak. It works pretty good. You may want to try this first.
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Old 01-24-2010, 09:02 AM   #6
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i tried the TP sealant with no luck, i'll try the lucas. i ordered the gear box, but it would be nice to wait spring to change it.
the wheel are making noise when turning hard left or right...
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Old 01-24-2010, 09:22 AM   #7
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Loic, yes, that's the pitman puller. Just rent it from a local shop and take it back when done. (it ends up free). Just make sure you get a heavy duty one as it's a bit of a bear and hit the area with PB Blaster a few times. Makes life a lot easier.
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ok, cool, thanks !!!
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Old 01-24-2010, 02:28 PM   #9
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I installed a PSC Power steering pump last month and that ended up having a little more oomph than the Durango steering box could handle and ended up leaking in the same place yours is. I have learned years ago working on my Dodge Rams that the steering boxes you get from " any " of the local parts places are hit or miss as to if you get one that works right and lasts . I cured tha Dodge steering box issues with a PSC steeing box ( price dropped lately from 349 to $279.) so I just installed the PSC in my TJ . You will find when it comes to steering gear you usually get what you pay for in relation a new OEM box or a PSC .

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