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Westbrook 04-10-2012 08:53 PM

Power Steering Leak
 
There is power steering fluid leaking from the top of my steering box, around where the shaft actually goes into it. Has anyone had an issue like this before? Would power steering stop leak fix it and, if so does anyone have a recommendation for brand? Thanks in advance, I can get pictures tomorrow if that would help.

Mr_RPM 04-10-2012 11:56 PM

I had this problem exactly! It was slow at first so i figured id try Lucas power steering stop leak. well after months of topping it off it slowly got faster and by the end of the bottle of Lucas my leak was pretty bad. so i went and had the gear box replaced and now everything is better.

TheLynx 04-11-2012 01:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Mr_RPM
I had this problem exactly! It was slow at first so i figured id try Lucas power steering stop leak. well after months of topping it off it slowly got faster and by the end of the bottle of Lucas my leak was pretty bad. so i went and had the gear box replaced and now everything is better.

I just swapped mine out for a remanufactured one, I'm hoping it will have less of a chance of spurring the same problem again, was about $90 for the part

Mr_RPM 04-11-2012 11:52 AM

i bought a warranty with my jeep threw an independent company when i bought my jeep used. its a 100 dollar deposit every time i make a claim, but after that it was completely covered. it would have been 375 out the door installed.

AC0QR 04-11-2012 05:23 PM

I currently have this problem.

I did research, and it seems that the "input shaft" seal is leaking. Details were sketchy, but you need to unbolt the steering shaft, pull the pitman arm, remove the hoses, and unbolt & remove the unit from the frame. THEN you need to pull the retaining nut from the input shaft. The only detailed account I found ended with the guy unable to remove this nut.

I believe he eventually gave up and replaced the entire unit with a box off a Durango.

I'm feeding mine Lucas Stop-Leak. When it gets bad, I'm going to take a shortcut and go straight to the Durango box.

Westbrook 04-11-2012 09:07 PM

Alright I may try the disassembling. I'll make sure to keep good track of what I do for other with the same problem in the future. If I'm not successful, what year Durango steering box will work for a replacement and is it just a straight swap out?

Ryan420 04-12-2012 11:51 AM

i have this problem and ive just been topping it up with Lucus stop leak and it doesn't seem to be working.... lol waste of ten bucks...

AC0QR 04-13-2012 02:06 PM

I don't remember the Durango swap details, but the search function will : )


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