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ronald_m 12-13-2002 02:24 PM

Power steering Problem HELP
 
I just flushed the fluid of the steering pump.Jack up the uplug the return line hose from the steering plug I turned the wheels left and right to get oil as much as possible then I put backed the return line hose and put some fresh power steering fluid.NOw when i start up the car the steering wheels is very hard to turn and making noise?What did i do wrong?Help.

p.s. this is on my 96 e320.

ronald_m 12-13-2002 02:50 PM

I checked the fluid when the engine is on,Did i put air to the system?pls. need some advice.

LarryBible 12-13-2002 03:11 PM

You need to remove the cap, top off the fluid, crank it up and turn the wheel lock to lock a time or two, then recheck the fluid. Repeat the procedure until it stays topped up.

As far as what you already did, you almost did a proper flush. The correct procedure is to remove the return line, place it in a drain pan, start the car and pour two quarts through it while an assistant turns the steering wheel back and forth. Then hook up the return line and follow the procedure in the first paragraph.

Don't worry, I'm sure that once you bleed it as I described, it will be okay. Don't use ATF, use power steering fluid from the auto parts store. Modern Mercon ATF will ruin the seals in your unit. If you insist on using ATF, find some type A somewhere.

Good luck,

ronald_m 12-13-2002 03:43 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by LarryBible
You need to remove the cap, top off the fluid, crank it up and turn the wheel lock to lock a time or two, then recheck the fluid. Repeat the procedure until it stays topped up.

Is this the proper way to bleed the steering pump?Pls. check your PM.

Thanks,
Ron

Kestas 12-13-2002 04:10 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by LarryBible
Don't use ATF, use power steering fluid from the auto parts store. Modern Mercon ATF will ruin the seals in your unit. If you insist on using ATF, find some type A somewhere.

Good luck,

Larry, does this apply to the previous year (95 E320) as well? I'm planning on flushing the ps fluid from my car sometime. Somewhere in print from MBUSA I saw the spec listed as Dexron III.

ronald_m 12-13-2002 04:38 PM

Thanks larry I hope i didnt break anything.You got PM.


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