2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 4.7 V8, 2WD
Hey guys, back again. Great forum by the way. I noticed some stains on the driveway today where my wife parks the Jeep. These are new as I make a point to check the driveway beneath the Jeep for leaks regularly (its a Jeep). I crawled under the truck, and found some fluid running down one of the power steering hoses beneath the PS pump. I did some searching on the forum, and found this thread-
Is this a common problem? Would I be safe to just order a new hose to fix this leak, or is it possibly a problem with the PS pump?
Also, since the PS pump was low on fluid at this point, I went to the dealership to get the fluid since I've read that WJ's require MS5931. Well, I didn't check before I topped off the fluid, but the dealership sold me MS10838 hydraulic fluid. Will this harm my PS system? I haven't run the truck with MS10838 fluid yet, so I suppose I can drain it if need be.
Also, I removed the top radiator hose so I could try to tighten the fitting on top of the PS pump. Some coolant came out in the process (not much), but it was reddish in color. Is this the high mileage type coolant, or is my coolant filthy dirty?