A few weeks back, I started hearing some belt slipping on our 2012 Jeep JK Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited known to most as, Rubicat. Figuring it was just really cold and wet out, I figured it was nothing and just ignored it or at least, until I started see drip marks from under the engine area. After determining the drips were power steering fluid and coming from all over the place, I did a thorough cleaning of the steering box, power steering pump, reservoir and all the hydraulic lines just so that I can get a better idea of where it was coming from. After everything was dry, I started up the engine but, before I could go for a test drive, I discovered the leak was in fact coming from the Delphi steering box, right where the PSC snout was bolted up to it. Needless to say, I had a bad O-ring and it needed to be replaced.
This step-by-step write-up will show you how to remove the power steering box (or “steering gear” as some like to call it) from your Jeep JK Wrangler as well as show you how to separate the snout and replace the O-Ring inside.