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Old 06-28-2016, 06:31 PM
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Angry Power Steering LEAK!!

My WK2 Overland has 17k on it and I've only had it for 1k myself.

While reversing about 3mph the power steering stopped, dash light lit up, and the bottom of the car had a puddle like the car peed itself.

Anyone ever heard of this? Went OH last week, don't think I hit anything.

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Old 06-29-2016, 08:27 AM
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Re: Power steering all over the floor?

Mine had a time when the fluid reservoir went way below the minimum line. The dealer was not concerned and just topped it up. He says the fluid is super thin and can evaporate ????

There was no sign of any leakage. It seems to be OK since this time.
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Old 06-29-2016, 02:24 PM
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Re: Power steering all over the floor?

Yeah power steering is a closed system, probably shouldn't be evaporating any fluid.

Anyway, the dealer just told me that there's some electrical issue they found, so I'm going into a rental for a day or 2.

How an electrical issue somehow spills PS fluid all over the floor is beyond me
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Old 07-01-2016, 09:56 AM
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Re: Power steering all over the floor?

Well I put my 2012 GCDiesel in for a service only to find out on pickup that the steering rack was leaking and to my horror was up for a bill of $3500 to repair. I had no sign of a leak in my garage only that the reservoir would drop but was told on previous services this was normal. Well surprise,surprise I am not long out of the warranty period and I was up for a expensive repair, so after ringing around some repairers I was asked why the dealer didn't offer a "good will" repair considering the car was not that old, well maybe because of the cost so lucky for me I got onto JeepKraft in Wangara and they were able to help me out and fix the leak a lot cheaper than the dealer and I was only without my ride for a day and a half and I was extremely happy with the service I received. And another thing I found interesting is that the new JGC's have electric power steering racks and Mopar have the only oil to use their are no generic brands.
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Re: Power steering all over the floor?

Oh, man. I feel for you. Glad you found a way to repair it in your budget. I had a similar deal (except I'm still in warranty). Pump went out while driving 2mph in a lot. Fixed in 1.5 days (including recall fix).
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Re: Power steering all over the floor?

Yes I am curious if the leak wasn't present on previous services when it was in warranty as the reservoir always needed topping up and the leak was inside the boot?
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Re: Power steering all over the floor?

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Mine had a time when the fluid reservoir went way below the minimum line. The dealer was not concerned and just topped it up. He says the fluid is super thin and can evaporate ????

There was no sign of any leakage. It seems to be OK since this time.
Be careful as I have just had a similar event which turned out a major repair, had no sign evident of a leak except for a dropping reservoir as the leak was being captured in the steering boot.
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...Mopar have the only oil to use their are no generic brands.
AMSOIL Multi-Vehicle Synthetic Power Steering Fluid meets MS-11655 specs for PS fluid.
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AMSOIL Multi-Vehicle Synthetic Power Steering Fluid meets MS-11655 specs for PS fluid.
Hi BigJosh, I looked at the product and I know that it meets the spec but it says nothing in the product description about the electric power steering rack compatibility. This is where I was caught out when I went to purchase power steering fluid from a auto store for my WK2 diesel, on their computer screen it stated suitable for my model but on returning to the store after I was told by JeepKraft which I will be using from now on after my dealer experience. The auto store manager noticed located at the top of the screen in small print it said "refer to notes" which said not suitable for electric units. Luckily I hope I got to it in time before any seal damage was done and they are reimbursing me the cost of flushing the system. So is it electric unit compatible?
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Re: Power steering all over the floor?

The bottle of Mopar power steering fluid for EPS is 68065924AA. The bottle shows MS-11655 on bottle. So yes, Amsoil PS fluid will work, it would be EPS compatible. Pentosin CHF-11S is also compatable.
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Be careful as I have just had a similar event which turned out a major repair, had no sign evident of a leak except for a dropping reservoir as the leak was being captured in the steering boot.
Looks like the fluid reservoir drop is intermittent. It has dropped again below the low mark.

This time I can see weepage out of both steering rack boots. I have it booked in with Jeep. Previously they denied everything and just topped it up and said this was normal.
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Looks like the fluid reservoir drop is intermittent. It has dropped again below the low mark.

This time I can see weepage out of both steering rack boots. I have it booked in with Jeep. Previously they denied everything and just topped it up and said this was normal.
Yes they kept topping mine up too till when it ran out of warranty then it was a $3500 repair for them, out of my pocket when it could of been a warranty repair.
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