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Old 07-03-2014, 06:57 PM   #1
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My steering column is leaking some type of oil. I believe I have a factory steering assembly but maybe not. I don't know why or how do I fix this? Why is this happening?

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Old 07-03-2014, 07:08 PM   #2
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Have you checked the steering shaft coolant reservoir?
That's where my problem was.

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Old 07-04-2014, 08:54 AM   #3
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You minored your jeep, didn't you?
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Old 07-04-2014, 09:24 AM   #4
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Pic please, I know of nothing that could leak out of a steering column.
Retired my 94 YJ 4cyl 5spd @ 200K
Now in a 04 TJ 4cyl 5spd CV @120K+
Both as a commuter vehicle in NW, NJ
April 2012.downsized and now a 99er.
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Old 07-04-2014, 10:51 AM   #5
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What color is the oil? The only steering component that could leak oil would be the box itself.
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Old 07-04-2014, 02:18 PM   #6
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It is leaking a clear but oily fluid
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Old 07-07-2014, 08:03 PM   #7
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Well, if I am looking at it correctly, that is not a steering column it is your steering gear box. You need to check your power steering reservoir and see if you are losing lots of fluid or if it is a small leak from being too full and leaking out of the seals on the box. The frame rail and pitman arm appear to be dry so it does not appear to be bad. If you cannot be sure clean the area of the gear box thoroughly and pay attention to where you park for the night, look for oil leaks. Also when asking tech questions it helps to provide info on age and mileage, engine size and transmission. Your steering will also be effected by size of tires

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