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Old 03-01-2001, 03:02 AM
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I want to change the power steering fluid in the C280. Do I need a filter? And from the archives I ntoiced that I should only use MB Power Steering Fluid. If I do need a filter, how hard is it to change? ANd how hard is the fluid to change? Is it as easy as siphon and refill?? How often does it need to be changed?
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Old 03-01-2001, 08:02 AM
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It is easy

make sure that the tube that you stick down in there is clean. Replace the filter and use MB fluid. Once you suck out the fluid you will see the filter. Unscrew the nut (it is spring loaded) remove/replace the filter and screw the nut back down.
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Old 03-01-2001, 12:23 PM
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THanks Jim. I am going to do it this weekend.
Does anyone know how often it needs to be changed?
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Previous:
1993 300E 3.2L Sedan w/ close to about 300k miles
2003 E500 Brilliant Silver (Had 217k miles when totalled!)
1989 300E with 289,000 miles (had for <1 yr while in HI)
03 CLK 500 cabrio (Mom's)
2006 C230k (Dad's)
1999 S420 (Mom's/Dad's)
2000 C230k Sport sedans
2001 CLK320 Cabrio (Mom's)
1995 C280 My First Mercedes-Benz... (155k miles. EXCEPTIONAL AUTOMOBILE. Was Very hard to let go of!)
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Old 03-01-2001, 03:02 PM
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one other thing

I would fill it, install the cap, crank up the car and move the wheels from side to side. Suck out the fluid that is now in the reservoir, refill and do it again. I did this about three or four times until what I was removing looked clean. This will allow you to get the fluid out from the hoses, etc.. I would recommend doing it about every 30-40k miles (about the same schedule as brake fluid).
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