1996 Jeep Cherokee power steering problems

Tiny
BRANDO34
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  • 1996 JEEP CHEROKEE
Hey guys. Yesterday I changed the power steering pump on my 1996 jeep cherokee 2 door 4wd sport. It has around 190,000 miles. I got the pump on, filled the fluid, and started it up and when I turned the wheel I blew the return line off the pump. I then tightened that clamp down and thought I would be okay. Started it up and tried again and this time the return line blew off of the gearbox. It is a brand new pump and I have no idea what's going on. PLease help. The pump is definitely providing pressure to the gearbox because fluid went everywhere.
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Friday, October 6th, 2006 AT 9:17 AM

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Tiny
DEMEARSJR
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Did you have the cap off the resevoir when you turned the wheel?
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Friday, October 6th, 2006 AT 10:08 PM
Tiny
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No I didn't.I was going to bleed the system.I was told yesterday that my gearbox is probably bad. Found one for 50 dollars. Hoping that is it
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Saturday, October 7th, 2006 AT 7:49 AM
Tiny
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Try it one more time with the cap of the resevoir.
It will give the extra pressure somewhere to go.
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Sunday, October 8th, 2006 AT 8:05 AM

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