Hi I went to replace the power steering pump tonight. When I took the air box off I saw the power steering box wet. I sprayed it with brake cleaner. Cleaned it up and started the jeep rocked the steering back and forth. I shut off the engine and looked at the box. I saw it seeping from the box. Since I already bought the pump I replaced it anyways. It wasn't leaking. lol Just my luck..
After replacing the pump I put the old belt on so when I start it if the pulley is off a little it won't eat the new belt. I'll put the new belt on when I know it's not going to make any noise. I did flush the system. That fluid was black and gross. But 128,000 miles I think it was original. I didn't know the second you start the engine it pumped the fluid. I thought you had to rock the steering back and forth. After loosing the fluid quite fast I realized it. So I had my wife start it and then shut it off right after she started it. That worked great. Now I have to wait till tomorrow to start it because I bought 2 quarts of fluid and I didn't have enough to fill the container. The auto parts store is closed so I can't go buy another quart. That su*ked!! lol
Is it hard to replace the steering box? I can buy a new 1 around $140.00.