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Date registered: Apr 2006
Vehicle: 03 ML350, 98 SLK230
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I am having the same leak on my 99 ML430, only the fluid appears to be reddish in color. When I checked the power steering reservoir, it was not down and also the fluid seemed to be light brown, not red. I am getting a little puddle every day so it's a decent leak.
Is there any way transmission fluid could be getting to the front of the engine compartment and end up dripping off the AC compressor bolt?
Took it to local dealer and they wanted over $2k to fix leaks and nothing sounded like it could be causing this. They said $800 to reseal the shifter paw and several hundred more to do the oil pan. This is definitely not the oil pan and way far forward for the shifter paw, I'm pretty sure. It seemed like a scam so I didn't have them do anything.
Any help out there will be greatly appreciated.