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llaberion 10-15-2010 01:22 PM

Power steering gear leak
 
My steering gear is leaking fluid.. do I have to replace the whole thing? Does anyone know where I can get parts?

Yjwolf 10-15-2010 02:13 PM

I hear you can just rebuild it. When I replace mine I'm goingbto try the Durango steering box mod. Hear it makes a big diff

Gosugoon 10-15-2010 03:41 PM

what are the symptoms of that cause idk if myn is or not.

llaberion 10-19-2010 01:34 AM

I noticed a small amount of fluid leaking under the front of my jeep, so I checked my power steering fluid and it was really low. Also, when I turn the wheel it makes a loud screeching noise.

I called a jeep dealer to ask how much it would cost to fix and they told me about $480 .. !

Hunter jones 10-19-2010 08:44 AM

Go to car- parts. Com an u can get a used one in good shape alot cheeper maybe a hundred or less idk

aalmutawakil 10-19-2010 08:58 AM

Clean your the area of the leak and determine where the leak is coming from!

Kykid 10-19-2010 09:08 AM

My pump went out couple months ago and it was a nightmare. Pulley flew off going down the interstate and I lost my brand new gates belt and almost lost the pulley which is 50 bucks itself. I had to get a tow and everything. I went to my trusted mechanic shop who specializes in chryslers and and got fitted with a brand new pump with a factory dealer warranty. I recommend a oem pump cause it will last another 130,000 miles probably. I think it was around 200 bucks but well worth it. Trust me you don't want that pulley flying off going down the road cause it was 50 bucks alone then a quality pulley is gonna run you 40 bucks and a tow isn't gonna be cheap either. Replace it with a new factory pump and save yourself the trouble that it cost me. I usually do my own work too so if your handy with tools youll save yourself some labor cost. In my situation I just let the mechanic do the work and 2hrs later I was back on the street.

aalmutawakil 10-19-2010 09:11 AM

dude sorry to hear about the bad news

sjsnyder226 10-26-2010 02:37 PM

Power steering question:

Bought a 91 with no power steering. Little more investigation and found that the suction and return hose are shot. Fluid was leaking out of the dry rot. Going to replace those. Is it safe to say my pressure hose is shot too? Not only would I enjoy not buying a pressure hose, I don't want this to turn into more of a project then it is.

Garyk 10-26-2010 06:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aalmutawakil (Post 828119)
Clean your the area of the leak and determine where the leak is coming from!

x-2
They sell some stuff the auto parts store for leaks.

Garyk 10-26-2010 06:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sjsnyder226 (Post 842091)
Power steering question:

Bought a 91 with no power steering. Little more investigation and found that the suction and return hose are shot. Fluid was leaking out of the dry rot. Going to replace those. Is it safe to say my pressure hose is shot too? Not only would I enjoy not buying a pressure hose, I don't want this to turn into more of a project then it is.

Replace the return lines first, if no leak you're home free.

cman 10-26-2010 06:30 PM

I'm in the process of replacing my daughters power steering pump. How do you get the pulley off.:confused:

stimpy 10-26-2010 07:46 PM

I just replaced my steering box. Napaonline has re-manufactured ones that are $164.00. You pay a core charge of $139.00. The Haynes manual explains how to change them out. Only special tool you will need is a pitman arm puller.


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