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Old 05-15-2017, 02:19 AM
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Angry Power Steering Failure

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So the other night, I was parking up my 2010 C63 W204 (85K Km's) and as I turned the steering wheel full lock right to park, I heard a crack and then smoke from the front driver side wheel. So I got out had a look and notice some fluid had also leaked. When I got back into the car to try and park it properly noticed a complete loss of power steering.

I have had the car towed and will be assessed by a MB service centre, but anyone know what the problem could be?

Note - The car has been lowered and sits on 19's.

I don't have a good feeling about this, especially the cost involved!
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I would agree with you. You have a power steering fault. I would also suggest you start looking for a second job!


Was our diagnostics spot on??
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Steering Pump failure is a known weakness.
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@Plutoe, I haven't heard back from MB Service yet, but should do this morning and I shall let you know mate.

As for the second job, hopefully my lotto numbers come in tonight
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Steering Pump failure is a known weakness.

Could be but could it be a seal in the R&P system?
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The MB Service centre got in touch and said it was a failure of the Pump!

And yes it's not a cheap fix!! FML
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The MB Service centre got in touch and said it was a failure of the Pump!

And yes it's not a cheap fix!! FML
You mind sharing what the estimate was? I just had the headbolts done and my wallet wants to know what else could be down the line. Thanks!
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Old 05-16-2017, 12:42 AM
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You mind sharing what the estimate was? I just had the headbolts done and my wallet wants to know what else could be down the line. Thanks!
Looking at circa $1900 (AUD) for parts plus labour. So all up looking at around $2,200.00.
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Chrisridebike8, I know you have been around long enough to know this, and I also that you are a guy with actual reading comprehension skills lol, and yet I can't stop myself from pointing out that those are Australian dollars, and their prices are nuts for everything.
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Chrisridebike8, I know you have been around long enough to know this, and I also that you are a guy with actual reading comprehension skills lol, and yet I can't stop myself from pointing out that those are Australian dollars, and their prices are nuts for everything.
Yup. I didn't know he was in Australia until he posted Aussie dollars. Thanks man! I'll just look up how much the job would be in the US
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There's a filter in the power steering reservoir.
It can be changed, by changing the reservoir itself, a $50 or so item. Bleeding the air out of the system afterwards is something to be done carefully, but not too difficult.
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