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Apr 16, 2018
Marathon, FL, USA
My Girlfriend and I just got a 2000 Jeep Wrangler 4 Cyl. I have’t seen it yet and havn’t had anything to go on besides pictures as of yet but I was hoping someone may have had experience with this problem already.

There is a leak coming from the drivers side in front of the front tire and it doesn’t appear to be motor oil. I had her take a picture as best she could of the problem and also to put a paper towel in the fluid to try to identify it. A couple of pictures are attached to try to show what the problem is. I’m thinking it MAY be the power steering but like I said I havn’t seen it in person yet.

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Hard to tell, could be the steering box leaking or a just a leaking trans cooler line if its an auto, I think they cross over to the trans right there also.
My 97 4 cyl 2.5 had a bad leak at the power steering sensor O ring when I got it.
I repaired it with a new PS sensor from a local jeep shop.
Later I found an assortment of O rings of the same or similar size , while strolling thru Ace Hardware.
If it is s leak at the PS sensor, save your hard earned cash and take the old O ring to Ace and find a match, replace new o ring and done :)
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When I spoke to a parts guy at Jeep and showed him a picture he said the same thing. Power steering gear leak. A rebuild kit is 20 and a new steering gear from advanced is 150 so I’m debating on just getting the new gear and mounting or trying to rebuild it.