W123 - Steering Pump Fluid Leak?

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<title></title> </head> <body bgcolor="#ffffff" text="#000000"> Ah Summertime again, time to work on the car. <br> <br> A while ago, my steering pump started making moaning noises, and was slightly harder to turn..&nbsp; I opened it up, and changed the filter and fluid (it was dark blue ish!) and then all the moaning went away. Then a few months later, the moaning started up again, and I added more fluid, since the level was down a bit, and all was good. Back to normal quiet silk like turning. Now, ever few months, I seem to have to keep adding fluid. So my question is, rather than trying to find et a new/rebuilt steering pump (harder to find on ebay) I saw a ~$2.50 Steering Pump gasket "kit" <br> Or go to <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.mr-auto-parts.com ">http://www.mr-auto-parts.com </a> and = <br> <i><font face="Rockwell"><b><span class="bodytableinverse"><a class="epcnavlink" href="http://www.mr-auto-parts.com/epcksoap.epc?action=Search&amp ;cookieID=1TC0UCOV01TC0WVBDM&amp;event=ResetMake&amp;drillid=4&amp;cookieID=1TC0UCOV01TC0WVBDM&amp;drillid=8&amp;clientid=mr-auto-parts&amp;clientid=mr-auto-parts">Mercedes Benz</a> : <a class="epcnavlink" href="http://www.mr-auto-parts.com/epcksoap.epc?action=Search&amp ;cookieID=1TC0UCOV01TC0WVBDM&amp;event=ResetYear&amp;drillid=5&amp;cookieID=1TC0UCOV01TC0WVBDM&amp;drillid=8&amp;clientid=mr-auto-parts&amp;clientid=mr-auto-parts">1982</a> : <a class="epcnavlink" href="http://www.mr-auto-parts.com/epcksoap.epc?action=Search&amp ;cookieID=1TC0UCOV01TC0WVBDM&amp;event=ResetModel&amp;drillid=6&amp;cookieID=1TC0UCOV01TC0WVBDM&amp;drillid=8&amp;clientid=mr-auto-parts&amp;clientid=mr-auto-parts">300 D Turbo 1982 - 1985</a> : <a class="epcnavlink" href="http://www.mr-auto-parts.com/epcksoap.epc?action=Search&amp ;cookieID=1TC0UCOV01TC0WVBDM&amp;event=ResetKeyword&amp;drillid=7&amp;cookieID=1TC0UCOV01TC0WVBDM&amp;drillid=8&amp;clientid=mr-auto-parts&amp;clientid=mr-auto-parts">steering</a> : <a class="epcnavlink" href="http://www.mr-auto-parts.com/epcksoap.epc?action=Search&amp ;cookieID=1TC0UCOV01TC0WVBDM&amp;event=ResetSubCategory&amp;drillid=7&amp;cookieID=1TC0UCOV01TC0WVBDM&amp;drillid=8&amp;clientid=mr-auto-parts&amp;clientid=mr-auto-parts">Power Steering Pump Seal Kit</a><br> <br> </span></b></font></i><font face="Rockwell"><span class="bodytableinverse">and I see these three kits. Would any of these "Fix" my problem? It seems to be leaking, but very slowly. Maybe replacing these would "fix" it?<br> <br> Any thoughts/suggestions?&nbsp; Just filling up the steering fluid every few months really isn't bad... but ya know. Gotta do something.<br> </span></font><i><font face="Rockwell"><b><span class="bodytableinverse"><br> </span></b></font></i> <pre class="moz-signature" cols="72">--
thanks,     Darrell
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