I had a friend who's a MB technician diagnose a leaking high pressure
power steering line, and I'm getting set to replace it. While it
doesn't appear to be much of a job (nipple fitting on one end, banjo on
the other) I'm a little concerned about what I'm finding online for the
parts. About half the parts dealer out there have it for $102-125, and
half for (I kid you not) $1299-1499!
Now I know which one I want to order, but has anyone else out there
replaced one of these on a W210, and if so can you confirm the
possibility of myself needing a $1500 rubber hose? Also, if anyone else
has done this repair and has tips, I'd be thankful.
Whoa! Unbelievable... I see what you are saying. What I'd do is take off the
hose and drive it down to a local hydraulic hose shop and have them fit you
a new hose. Probably cost you $100 to do this.
However, where is the leak at? The fitting? If at the fitting, then change
the oring... there is an oring there. If it is positively the hose, then
take it down to have them rebuilt that hose.
If the dealer quote you $115, then it is real... Sometime online prices are
rediculous. I once bought a wiper refil for $25 when I thought I'd get a
pair... and the dealer only asked for $10 each... so I returned the wiper
I think somewhere the price for the hose and the price for a new pump have
Can you be specific about which sellers list the hose for $1299+?
None of the on-line parts sellers I use have the pressure hose listed for
more than $110 or so.
I have a feeling that those listings included the whole power steering
assembly - pump, hoses, gearbox, etc... Still, I'm not going to fork
out $1.5k just to find out. I'll see what $100 gets me.
I'm not a very good DIY mechanic, but I once replaced one on my previous
Land Rover Discovery. A emergency assistance mechanic (Dutch AA)
diagnosed the problem, one of the high pressure hoses had rubbed against
the radiator for 11 years and had started leaking eventually. He told me
having it repaired by the dealer was going to be expensive, but it was
easy to do it myself.
He sent me to a truck hydraulics repair center where they put a new hose
on the old 'connectors' (not the proper word), and I just screwed the
new hose back in place, added new fluid moved the wheel back and forth
for ages until it stopped making noises and all wwas well after that.
Cost me something like 30 EURO's for the new hose.
I expect the procedure won't be much different for other cars.
Our three weapons are fear, surprise, and ruthless efficiency...
and an almost fanatical devotion to the Pope....
Thanks - I actually scored a hose at the local dealership for $117, and
it was a breeze going in. Thanks for all the advice!
On Jan 4, 2:30 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org (Richard Sexton) wrote:
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