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Old 01-14-2013, 11:04 PM
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What would you do? 400E

My power steering is leaking bad. I got some new hose, clamps, gaskets, etc. and went to work on it. I need to remove the return hose BUT I can't get the reservoir off because of the inverted star bolts and I can't get to the other end of it because the exhaust crossover is in the way. I tried to remove the crossover, and I rounded off the nut and I can't reach the other nut with my extension. STUCK! Been a miserable day. Any help appreciated.

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Old 01-14-2013, 11:54 PM
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Goodluck!
The m119 stuffed in to the w124 is a PITA to work on.. I suspect there are a lot of 400/420e's out there with leaking PS because of this.
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:56 AM
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:12 AM
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It been awhile since I resealed the p/s res. Yes.pick up some inverted torx bits .take off cylinder unit loosen 2 hose clamps.you will have to cut the hose.to same.lenght as the old.one.also Yu will have to unscrew the allen forget what size" 10 mm maybe bigger ? Been 7 yrs. But i have done alot of them "bolt that will pull out. So you can get the hose out.any? 'S pm me be glad.to help you.

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