Date registered: Mar 2013
Vehicle: 2009 CLK350 COUPE
Location: Pennsylvania, USA
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Well, as I wrote above, I installed the used pump, flushed the system with the correct fluid, changed the serpentine belt, and everything seemed to be back to normal.
Until this morning. After the car sat in the garage overnight, I jumped in this morning to go to work and the problem is back. The pump does not squeal, or make any noises, it just acts like I have no power steering at low speeds (<10 MPH).
I am open to any ideas or things to try, but now I am suspecting the steering rack. Other than leaking, is there a way to diagnose a bad steering rack?
Could it be that the used power steering pump is bad?
The first thing I will check is the fluid level and make sure I have no air trapped in the system.
Any input would be helpful. Again, this problem originated after making a tight U Turn on the highway.
2009 CLK 350 Coupe
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