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Old 03-18-2001, 10:59 AM
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I need to replace the low pressure power steering hose and add fluid. What type of power steering fluid does it use?
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Old 03-18-2001, 12:15 PM
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Might as well go with the Mercedes "brand". Not cheap -- I just picked up a qt. a few months ago from the dealer for about $12. Can't go wrong.

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Old 03-18-2001, 07:48 PM
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trust w126 on that one..the *Id*** who owned my benz before used a cheap brand..had the power steering box sealed but in a year I have to replace it with a rebuilt one..and thats not cheap.


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Old 03-18-2001, 08:14 PM
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I would check right here at this site for the fluid.
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Old 03-18-2001, 11:11 PM
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Just use a good grade ATF. Dexron III/Mercon is plenty suitable. The MB fluid is only required for some of the newer models.
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Old 03-19-2001, 08:14 AM
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Wouldn't disagree with anyone BUT The friction co-effecient that is added to dextron to all it to work as Mercon can cause damage to pwr. steering componets. Even older cars that were designed to use ATF. Have read several reports that specify how & why, bottom line is USE a fluid designed for power steering. Any fluid with Mercon has small bits of "metal" that are designed to allow auto-trans clutches to lock-up better. MB Retailers sell domestic PWR steering fluid under part number Q-1-46-0001 for $9.25 list price.
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