BenzWorld Senior Member
Date registered: Aug 2013
Vehicle: 2003 SL55; 2011 E350 BTC
Location: Battle Ground, WA
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Many forum members have removed these lines and had a hydraulic hose repair shop replace the hose portion.
If it is difficult to remove, some have cut the metal lines, and used a compression coupler (10mm I think) to splice the lines after repair.
Much less costly than dealer parts, but common to the ABC fitted cars from MB.
If the fluid is not bright green, this would be a good time to flush the system with new CH11S fluid.
One last thing, you may want to replace the pulsation damper in the rear portion of the LF wheel well. It’s the first downstream of the pump, and has the highest pressure spikes of any part of the system. A failure of this dampener will send the spikes to the rest of the system, causing more failures.
Best of luck on the repair and keep searching for answers here...we have all had the same happen.
'11 E350 Bluetec P2 Sport 55K Mi.
'03 SL55 AMG Pano 95K Mi.
Last edited by kbob999; 05-24-2019 at 05:53 AM.