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The power steering pump on my 1995 SL500 is running a small leak. Can anyone advise where the reservoir is located on a '95? I'm beginning to feel silly that I cannot locate.

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Sounds like the problem I had. The reservoir is the metal thing at the front of the eng...

Sounds like the problem I had. The reservoir is the metal thing at the front of the engine that looks like a can of brake fluid, with a black screw on top that allows the whole top to be removed.

Be sure to use only MB PS fluid (it is clearish, not red).

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Sounds like the problem I had. The reservoir is the metal thing at the front of the engine that looks like a can of brake fluid, with a black screw on top that allows the whole top to be removed.

Be sure to use only MB PS fluid (it is clearish, not red).





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I took a picture of what I think is my power steering reservoir in my 1998 SL500
I bought some power steering oil from the MZB dealer at Anaheim Ca.
part number Q-1-46-0001, 1 qt for $15.50
 

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On the MY95 SL500, the power steering reservoir is mounted to the right center of the motor on the front. It will be shaped like a can with a lid which is held by a 10mm nut. I'm not familiar with the MY98, but the MY95 doesn't look like the one in the picture.
 

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95 SL500 power steering fluid resovoir

On the MY95 SL500, the power steering reservoir is mounted to the right center of the motor on the front. It will be shaped like a can with a lid which is held by a 10mm nut. I'm not familiar with the MY98, but the MY95 doesn't look like the one in the picture.
Here is an image of my 1995 SL500 which shows the power steering fluid resovoir.


 

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Wow! Neoken, I'm impressed with how clean your engine and bay are! Also with the fact that you have a turn nut on your reservoir. All I got a 10mm nut.
 

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sounds like someone before you, broke the plastic tightener on the lid..it should be a black plastic with finger grips...most likely it was too tight and some-one used a pair of pliers/visegrips and broke it
 

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Power Steering Leak

wclodfel, more than likely it's the components between the pump and reservoir. It's very common to leak. You'll need the following:
2 x hose calmps- 005-997-4590 @ $2.50 each, or = type clamps
1 pc. of P/S Hose 4" x 15 mm I.D. - 006-997-0982- Price, Hold on to your hat. It's sold by the meter. Hopefully they'll have a piece to give you. You'll cut the 4" piece to match the piece you remove.
1 x aluminum seal ring- 007603-020100 or 007-603-202-100 @ $1.49
1 x Reservoir Body Gasket- 129-466-0180 @ $27.00. Do not use the $4.00 gasket sold online or you'll be doing it over.
1 x P/S Cover Gasket- 000-460-1680 @ $3.44
1 x O-Ring- 119-997-0045 2 $2.53
1 x P/S Fliter- 000-466-2104 @ $17.22
1 QT. P/S Fluid- Q-1-46-0001 @ $9.76
If the leak is from the front seal at the shaft you'll need:
1 x P/S Rebuild Kit- 000-460-4580 @ $33.00
Hope this helps. Let us know what you find...................Thor
 

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Thorgod thanks for the parts description. That will help all of us regardless of year. At least we have a better idea of what we have to look forward too
 

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Very timely thread!

I just noticed as pulled out of the garage a small pool of reddish fluid which I think is my power steering as well. MECH. said my pump was going - but maybe I should check the components between the resevoir and pump like Thorgod is suggesting.

Thorgod - Could you tell us more how we should go about disassembling this area?

Do we need to 1st suction/drain all fluid in the reservoir? Then what?
If you could be so kind ... most likely many of us might want to try your approach of replacing seals/rings before going to the mech. for a $1,100 new pump (which is what he wants to charge me).

THANKS from us all
 
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