The Power Steering Saga - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 09-16-2009, 12:12 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
Rob_Feature's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Detroit
Posts: 78
Images: 1
The Power Steering Saga

Hey All,
About 3 weeks ago I painted the engine compartment of my 93' YJ. Just after that my power steering started acting wacky...it would jerk around corners, getting worse by the day until eventually it didn't work at all...yet it made no noise either). I checked fluid levels and checked for leaks, but everything was fine. I figured I must have gotten paint on/in something that was causing the belt to slip or stick.

Before doing anything about it, I was flushing my coolant. When doing so, I got water from the garden hose all over the belt/PS pump while it was running and, suddenly, my steering came alive! For about 24 hours, it worked perfectly...then stopped. I retested with water, which 'fixed' it again, confirming that the water was changing something.

Today, I decided the belt must be bad (it was a bit dry) so I replaced it. I also upped the tension a bit since it seemed a little slack. No luck, PS still was intermittent. So, with the NEW belt, I dumped some water on it and, presto, it started working again. I figured it must be the pump at this point, so today I ordered a rebuilt one which arrives Friday.

Here's my questions:

1. Do you agree that the pump is probably at fault?

2. Is there any thing else I should have checked before ordering a pump? (even though its too late now)

3. Anyone have a good link for step by step pump replacement? (it sounds dumb, but my biggest concerns are things like how to clamp the hoses during the repair (what tool to use) etc, since this is the biggest repair I've ever attempted).

Any input or advice would be appreciated. Thanks!

__________________
-Bob Christenson
http://bobchristenson.com
'Feeling 1976'
Rob_Feature is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
TJ Power Steering Gear Box removal RyanM1979 TJ General Discussion Forum 27 03-24-2014 09:05 PM
Power Steering Rack and Pinion Trouble amoujaffar YJ Tech Forum 0 08-08-2009 06:33 PM
Power Steering Box Leaking AlBahhar TJ Tech Forum 5 05-11-2009 08:13 PM
1988 power steering upgrade gerritvan YJ General Discussion Forum 1 10-10-2006 11:29 PM
power steering problem chazzy YJ General Discussion Forum 3 04-21-2005 06:54 PM



» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:56 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC