i apparently have a steering fluid leak. its been dripping for awhile and i finally decided to take a look at it. so i was wondering what was the most common place for it to leak. is it like a seal or hose or will i have to get a whole new unit. any info on leaking power steering units will be helpful
My 97 had a leak also it was coming out of the steering box. You always knew where I parked because of the red puddle I left. I got a new one for like $150 and they are fairly simple to change. And I'm no mechanic just a detailer.
My 97 had a leak at the pump but that was because of the tires. I was overworking what the 4 squirrels had. I'd clean everything off and see where the leak is coming from first. Either way it is a relatively cheap fix. Be glad it's kind of warm out. Last time I did it was in my apartment parking lot at 17 degrees with 5 inches of snow on the ground.
The early bird may get the worm but the second mouse gets the cheese!
Its the steering box. I have replaced two so far on my TJ. IMO - it takes just as long to replace the seal, as it does to swap out a new box. I got mine from Napa which came with a life time warranty with a core for the return. Basically, I paid for the first replacement, but the 2nd one was free. And if this one goes, it will be free as well.