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Old 05-20-2016, 10:01 PM
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Old 05-20-2016, 10:59 PM
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It's your ABC fluid there's a component of the system in the fender behind the wheel well. Mine was leaking the but it was only the seal on the hose connection start there. Do a search there are a few threads about this.
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Looks like ABC leak and the fluid needs to be changed while you are in there.
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Pulsation dampener or accumulator. Probably time to replace all of them and to replace the hydraulic lines too. This is gonna sting.
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You spent too much on the pump. They are available for a fraction of what you paid.
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That's not a crazy price. I replaced my pump myself and it's not a fun job. I think I paid around $850 for a new pump and then around $70 for fluid. I had the old one rebuilt for $350 through Rock Auto (Cardone) and then sold it for $550 so I made a little bit back.
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Mine was leaking drivers side pulled the wheel started the car & strut was leaking. Anybody changed struts on SL600, looks simple but ????

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For 120k km mercedes sl-r230 I spent 8-7k dollar for whole abc problems in 1.5 year. Mercedes abc fails for me..
An oil leak on a 15 year old car is not a big deal. ABC has advantages when working properly but does eventually fail. If your is properly fixed now, it should be reliable for quite a while.
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That's not a crazy price. I replaced my pump myself and it's not a fun job. I think I paid around $850 for a new pump and then around $70 for fluid. I had the old one rebuilt for $350 through Rock Auto (Cardone) and then sold it for $550 so I made a little bit back.
He ordered the pump and it cost him $1.9k Euro. If that included install, it's not a bad price for a new pump with installation. If just the pump, he could have gotten one much cheaper.
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