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Old 04-02-2008, 11:11 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Serpentine, the leaking PS pump is probably a hose if its coming out of the bottom. If it was the pump itself, it normally leaks around the pulley and slings oil everywhere

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oh, yea I replaced the serpentine belt at around 127K miles, around when I changed my front shocks. I'll have to check up with the pump, But I gotta tell ya, When I steer the wheel all the way to the left/right while parallel parking or something, It kills it 50% of the time. The whole jeep shakes, and it's just not pleasant. I'm pinpointing this problem to the power steering itself, since it's not because of bad ignition wires/distributer or plugs. valve cover gasket is being replaced, and so hopefully once I replace/fix everything, it'll run better... but there's always something.

Vacuum is steady as I've ever seen vacuum run, so no vacuum leaks.
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Well its either the pump or the steering box thats giving you that feedback when you turn it lock to lock. Once you can get down there you should be able to tell whats dying
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so you want me to turn the wheel all the way and look to see what's the cause?

Changed the valve cover gasket. It went good, despite lots of bleeding from cuts.
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Old 04-05-2008, 12:06 PM   #15 (permalink)
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so you want me to turn the wheel all the way and look to see what's the cause?

Changed the valve cover gasket. It went good, despite lots of bleeding from cuts.


When you turn the wheel all the way to one side, the pump is under heavy load (so much so my owner's manual recommends not to stay in this condition for more than 15 seconds ). The same for quick turning -- so have a friend turn the wheel, and watch It may be useful to clean everything first, then use white tissues to wipe things down until you find red fluid
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Check the power steering fluid container too.

These can crack right where the hose slips over the tube and it is usually due to trying to tighten the hose clamp and pushing too hard causing a crack in the container.
It can be hard to spot and many blame the hose.

By the way clean off with a rag and wipe talcum powder over the clean areas to help spot the source of the leak.

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