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Old 02-13-2002, 11:10 PM
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Exclamation Power Steering Leak - '92 300TE 4Matic

I found the power steering fluid trail the other day. My 4Matic light blinks (my mechanic says my Power Steering pump is weak and should be replaced.)

I have bought a seal kit for this Vicker 119 power steering pump - I have no manual. Any suggestions or comments on removing the pump and replacing the seals. I have been advised to carefully use a fabric pipe wrench to remove the front plate of the pump.

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.

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Old 02-14-2007, 06:02 PM
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Uh, where does it leak? "Weak" pumps don't cause leaks! They would just not pump as much, and it would act like the fluid was low, which is a groaning noise, not a leak!

As it happens, I'm right in the middle of replacing the return hose on my 92 400E. It was swelled and leaking at the end clamp by the steering box. Look a little closer, and you might find the same.

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Old 02-14-2007, 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by jerseyjeff View Post
(my mechanic says my Power Steering pump is weak and should be replaced.)
How do (some) mechanics come up with lines like that?

If you are leaving a trail, it is more likely a loose hose somewhere. It seems doubtful that the PS pump could leak rapidly enough from the seal(s) to do that.

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