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Old 07-15-2013, 01:40 PM   #1
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Help with a power steering fluid leek

I need help stopping a leek with my power steering fluid. My identification photo is a photo from where the leek is located and coming from (wasn't sure how to add photos to a thread, so change my ID to show issue). It is located near the front bumper driver side about 1 foot back. Can I just tighten the big bolt, or should I leaving it alone? Any ideas?

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Old 07-15-2013, 09:40 PM   #2
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Leave it alone. Check your power steering pressure and return lines. You probably should have a shop check it. If you lost your power steering fluid you can still drive it by disconnecting/removing the power steering belt until you can have it repaired. You'll just temporarily have manual steering.

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Old 07-15-2013, 10:01 PM   #3
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I had a power steering leak last week. I thought the leak was in the reservoir or return tubes but once I wiped it down with a rag it was an obvious leak from the power steering pump itself.

I ended up removing my power steering pump, taking it to autozone bought a new power steering pump while I was there. I brought the old power steering pump to avoid the tax on the core charge save a little money. You need a special tool for the pulley on the power steering pump, lucky enough autozone lets you use their tools for free. I used it right in the shop to put take the pulley off and onto the new one. I got home installed the power steering pump, I had a friend take me to auto zone, now the jeep runs better than ever. Turning is great, don't forget to bleed the system though. If you have any questions feel free to ask, chilton manual helped me out also
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:22 AM   #4
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you can purchase a steering gear box rebuild kit for about 17.00 at parts store.

Remove the gear box and change all the seals it will stop leaking I did this about 6 months ago it is easy and plenty of you-tubes describe it in detail.

Just follow the direction closely otherwise your steering wheel will be off kilter a little which is minor but annoying when you notice it.

tightening that nut will most likely do nothing it is probably not leaking from there but above and running down to there. Clean it thoroughly and jack up the front crank her up and turn the wheel back and forth then look for leak.
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Old 10-01-2013, 02:58 PM   #5
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I put in some "stop leak" power steering fluid until I decided what I wanted to do, and the leak went away. I was very surprised it worked, because it seemed like a pretty big leak. All good for now. Thanks
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Old 10-01-2013, 03:16 PM   #6
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I put in some "stop leak" power steering fluid until I decided what I wanted to do, and the leak went away. I was very surprised it worked, because it seemed like a pretty big leak. All good for now. Thanks
I've been doing the same, Lucas power steering stop leak, it works for a temp fix. I have the durango box, just need to find the time to swap them out but I can't seem to find the power steering return line for a 2.5L 1990 anywhere. Such a pain

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