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Old 03-28-2003, 01:51 PM
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Unhappy Relocating power steering reservoir? Heard of this?

Hi Gang!

I have a 1992 500Sl (129) that has developed a slow power steering leak. I had the dealer check the problem and I was told that the reservoir was leaking. They told me the repair involved relocating the reservoir and adding a new bracket. The estimate totals $850!! Has anyone heard of anything like this?

Thanks in advance my friends!
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Old 03-29-2003, 08:25 AM
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Haven't heard of relocating the reservoir but power steering fluid leaks are EXTREMELY common in most MB models. It usually turns out to be one of the rubber hoses. They're a bear to get to but even so it's usually a pretty cheap fix. Might want to get a second opinion from a good independent. I believe I had mine replaced and the pump resealed for less than $200.
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Old 03-30-2003, 05:45 AM
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I think you guys are talking about re-sealing the P/S reservoir. It's been a very common problem since day one. Smalk, find out exactly what the estimate includes. $850 is way too high for a simple reservoir re-seal job. There's probably more to it than that. Keep us posted.
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