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Old 04-30-2011, 07:11 AM
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my wife has a 1999 ml430. it is obvious that it needs power steering fluid. i am having a hard time locating where to fill it.

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Spell check and google will set you free!

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The power steering resevoir is a plastic box that is situated adjacent to the top of the pump itself. The resevoir is mated to the pump housing with a loose fitting O-ring that will shrink or distort after a while. The O-ring costs < $2. , the MB power steering fluid is about $14./ liter. Don't be cheap, use the MB ps fluid, or risk premature failure of the pump.
Procedure:
1. Remove plasic engine cover (snaps off)
2. Unscrew and remove ps dipstick
3. Place absorbent towels directly underneath the pump and resevoir.
4. From front of engine remove the retaining bolt.(Only one is used)
5. From side of resevoir, in the area of the seal (closest to the E-box) using a small hook pull out a retaining U shaped clip.
6. The resevoir is now unsecured and can be pulled back (towards the radiator).
7. Clean the area and the resevoir. Do not let any dirt enter the pump or resevoir.Check for cracks in the resevoir and replace if needed. ($30. Part)
8. Remove and replace the O-ring.
9. Reinstall the resevoir on the pump making sure that the seal sits squarely. Press the retaining clip back on.
10. Reinstall the retaining bolt and tourque to specification.
11. Fill the resevoir with the MB ps fluid.
12. Check for leaks.
13. Adjust the fluid to proper level.
14. Re install the engine cover (try not to break off the plastic mounting points)

The job should take no more than 15-20 minutes.

Found the above at the folllowing link. BenzWorld Forum
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Dang, Dave, you are faaaaaaaaaassssttt! Beat my search time by 4 minutes!
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Originally Posted by bamaboy473 View Post
Dang, Dave, you are faaaaaaaaaassssttt! Beat my search time by 4 minutes!
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SirFer copied and pasted, but my link has pics!
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thank you gentlemen.
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15-20 Minutes.....probably only 10 to fill the wiper fluid!

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