Jeep Wagoneer/Commando/Cherokee 1984-1998

Power Steering Pump

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Removal & Installation



Cherokee, Wagoneer and Comanche

See Figures 1 and 2

  1. Loosen the alternator adjustment and pivot bolts.
  2.  
  3. Insert the drive lug of a 1 / 2 in. drive ratchet into the adjustment hole in the alternator bracket and move the alternator to relieve tension on the belt.
  4.  
  5. Remove the drive belt.
  6.  
  7. Remove the air cleaner.
  8.  



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Fig. Fig. 1: Power steering pump mounting



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Fig. Fig. 2: Front bracket bolt locations

  1. Disconnect the hoses at the pump and cap the hose ends.
  2.  
  3. Remove the front bracket-to-engine bolts.
  4.  
  5. Support the pump with your hand. Remove the pump-to-rear bracket nuts.
  6.  
  7. Lift out the pump.
  8.  

To install:
  1. Position the pump on the engine.
  2.  
  3. Install and tighten the pump-to-bracket nuts to 28 ft. lbs. (38 Nm) and the bracket-to-engine bolts to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the air cleaner.
  6.  
  7. Install and tension the drive belt.
  8.  
  9. Fill the reservoir with power steering fluid. Bleed the system.
  10.  

Grand Cherokee/Wagoneer
4.0L ENGINE

See Figure 3

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Loosen and remove the serpentine drive belt.
  4.  
  5. Place a drain pan under the power steering pump.
  6.  
  7. Clamp the power steering pump pressure and return fluid lines and disconnect the lines from the hose from the pump.
  8.  
  9. Remove the rear bracket-to-pump bolts.
  10.  
  11. Remove the lower nut and adjustment bracket.
  12.  
  13. Remove the adjuster and pivot bolts.
  14.  
  15. Tilt the pump forward and remove the pump and front bracket assembly from the engine bracket.
  16.  
  17. Remove the bracket from the pump.
  18.  

To install:
  1. Install the bracket to the pump and tighten the bolts to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Position the pump and bracket on the engine bracket.
  4.  
  5. Install the pivot bolt.
  6.  
  7. Install the adjuster bolt.
  8.  
  9. Install the adjuster stud nut.
  10.  
  11. Install the rear bracket-to-pump bolts and tighten them to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm).
  12.  
  13. Install the serpentine belt.
  14.  
  15. Connect the power steering lines and remove the clamps.
  16.  
  17. Fill the pump reservoir to the proper level with fluid.
  18.  
  19. Connect the negative battery cable.
  20.  
  21. Bleed the system.
  22.  



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Fig. Fig. 3: Power steering pump used on the Grand Cherokee/Wagoneer

5.2L AND 5.9L ENGINES
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Loosen and remove the serpentine drive belt.
  4.  
  5. Place a drain pan under the power steering pump.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the return and pressure lines from the pump.
  8.  
  9. Remove the bolts attaching the pump to the bracket on the engine block.
  10.  
  11. If necessary, remove the bracket-to-engine block bolts.
  12.  

To install:
  1. Install the bracket to the engine block and tighten the bolts to 30 ft. lbs. (41 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Mount the pump on the bracket and tighten the bolts 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the serpentine belt.
  6.  
  7. Connect the fluid lines to the pump and remove the clamps.
  8.  
  9. Fill the power steering reservoir to the proper level with fluid.
  10.  
  11. Connect the negative battery cable.
  12.  
  13. Bleed the system.
  14.  

SYSTEM BLEEDING



  1. Fill the steering pump with fluid. Operate the engine until it reaches normal operating temperature, then stop the engine.
  2.  
  3. Turn the wheels to the full left and full right position to circulate the fluid. Add fluid to reservoir to maintain full level. Start the engine. Check the fluid level and add if necessary.
  4.  
  5. Purge the system of air by turning the wheels from side-to-side without going to the full left or right position.
  6.  
  7. Return the wheels to straight ahead position and operate the engine for 2-3 minutes, then stop the engine. Add fluid if necessary. Road test the vehicle.
  8.  

 
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