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Old 05-16-2005, 11:06 AM
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due to power steering???

ok here is the scenario. yesterday i washed my dads van and my brothers truck. ok, so the mercedes won't get wet, i move it out by the curb. no problems whatsoever except for the start. took a while to crank it on...ok well i finish later on that night around 8 . i then get the car and park it back inside, by that time, my brother left for college so i have space in the driveway. nothing wrong. until this morning. ok, i back out of the driveway with no problems at all. i go into my friends driveway; no problems at all. then i come to stop sign... and i press on the brake, it starts to stutter and makes a sort of a whale noise. i also hear a tiny whirring coming from the drivers side engine bay area. then all of a sudden from a standstill its really hard to turn the steering wheel! seems very dangerous to drive! so i continue to go to school since we are already late. everytime im going under 15 mph , the steering wheel becomes very hard to turn. luckily, i got around without having to make any u turns. i was gonig to make one but i decided to go the longer way. thankfully other drivers let me through since it is usually packed. ok... so ... what do i do? should i stop driving completely and let a real mechanic/dealership look at it? or is it something simplpe such as putting in power steering fluid? and if its somethign i can do myself, can you please give detailed information as to how to do it. and do you use terms like radiator and stuff like that since i don't know what it looks like. thanks in advance... have a good day.
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Old 05-16-2005, 11:25 AM
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Did you look into the steering fluid reservoir at all to see if there is any fluid?
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oh sorry i forogt, i drive a 1987 mercedes benz 300e
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Did you look into the steering fluid reservoir at all to see if there is any fluid?
what does it look like? oh and thanks yal. you have always been helpful to me. i know you have answered at least 3 of my questions and those weren't simple questions. and i must say, thank you very much. keep up the good job. what does the resevoir look like? would it being old cause this? because this just happened like all of a sudden
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