Power Steering lost - 260E

I've lost the power steering on my 260E. Any suggestions on what might be the problem, and (hopefully) a simple solution? Thanks Peter

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low/no fluid?
solution would be to top it up

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Check the fluid. If it's low or gone find out WHY! Check that the power steering belt is still in place and not excessively worn or loose.
If the steering box is leaking , it can be rebuilt cheaply with new seals which I had done in my case when my 260E lost fluid, or you can exchange it for a reconditioned one, but make sure it is good quality. Alternatively, check that the power steering pipes are not loose or leaking. Also check that the pump is working and is not losing fluid.
Don't drive the car without power steering. Not only is it very heavy, you will probably cause excessive wear in the steering box.
-- Al Bolton, G4VSQ 1990 Mercedes 500SE 130,000 miles 1988 Mercedes 260E 155, 000 miles http://www.reading-city.net/Vintage_Radios

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Had this happen last year on my 300TE.
It may be the seal on the power steering box. If the seal goes your power steering will go.
The bad news is that you can't just get the seal. You need to get the whole box remanufactured. I got this done in the UK at a cost of 300.
Regards
David

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