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Here is a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee with a leaky power steering pressure line. The part is readily available at places like Autozone and many others. Replacement cost for the hose was $27. Not a very difficult job and it only requires a few hand tools.

Image 1/3: Most sludge was found at the pressure line connection Image 2/3: The leak is on top of the flare nut where the pipe enters the pump. Image 3/3: The leak is on top of the flare nut where the pipe enters the pump.
  • Here is a view of the power steering pump. It is located on the front left side in the engine compartment. Visible fresh oil stains on the fan shroud and other parts.

  • Most sludge was found at the pressure line connection

  • The leak is on top of the flare nut where the pipe enters the pump.

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Image 1/3: Remove the air filter Image 2/3: Loosen the clamps from the air intake duct to remove the air cleaner cover from the engine. Image 3/3: Loosen the clamps from the air intake duct to remove the air cleaner cover from the engine.
  • To remove the hoses from the power steering pump, the air cleaner housing has to be removed. Remove the four clips on the air filter cover

  • Remove the air filter

  • Loosen the clamps from the air intake duct to remove the air cleaner cover from the engine.

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Image 1/3: one on the rear left Image 2/3: and the last one is difficult to find on the front right. Image 3/3: and the last one is difficult to find on the front right.
  • Here is the complete housing. There are three 13mm hex head mounting bolts for the air cleaner housing. One on the front left

  • one on the rear left

  • and the last one is difficult to find on the front right.

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Image 1/3: Use a socket wrench or similar tool to loosen the bolts, then remove the nuts in the wheel well. Image 2/3: All three bolts and nuts are identical Image 3/3: All three bolts and nuts are identical
  • All three bolts have lock nuts that can be accessed from the driver side front wheel well

  • Use a socket wrench or similar tool to loosen the bolts, then remove the nuts in the wheel well.

  • All three bolts and nuts are identical

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Image 1/3: New line. Image 2/3: Use a 16mm x 18mm flare nut wrench. It will be safer then a open end wrench since it provides a better grip. This will prevent any damage to the flare nut on the hose. Image 3/3: Disconnect the hose on the power steering pump by loosing the flare nut in a counter clockwise rotation
  • With the three bolts remove the air filter housing can simply removed. This gives full access to the power steering gear and hoses.

  • New line.

  • Use a 16mm x 18mm flare nut wrench. It will be safer then a open end wrench since it provides a better grip. This will prevent any damage to the flare nut on the hose.

  • Disconnect the hose on the power steering pump by loosing the flare nut in a counter clockwise rotation

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Image 1/3: Once both ends are disconnected, remove the hose from the vehicle. Image 2/3: New line. Image 3/3: Install the supplied O-rings on either side of the new hose.
  • Disconnect the hose on the power steering gear by loosing the flare nut in a counter clockwise rotation

  • Once both ends are disconnected, remove the hose from the vehicle.

  • New line.

  • Install the supplied O-rings on either side of the new hose.

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  • Install new power steering pressure hose.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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This was so helpful! I have this exact issue with my power steering and this guide is going to make the job very easy! Thanks for posting this it really helped a lot!

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