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Dear all,
I have w210 2001 ( e240T ).
How can I add a steering power fluid and from where and is there a filter and can I have it's location for my steering wheel became very hard by the time,,,, please help !!!!
 

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Dear all, I have w210 2001 ( e240T ).
How can I add a steering power fluid and from where and is there a filter and can I have it's location for my steering wheel became very hard by the time,,,, please help !!!!
Please do not add power steering fluid unless you are 100% sure it is low. There are a couple of other causes for the steering to become hard. Look in the Sticky section to see if there is advice there. I do not know if you have a filter for that.
 

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Please do not add power steering fluid unless you are 100% sure it is low. There are a couple of other causes for the steering to become hard. Look in the Sticky section to see if there is advice there. I do not know if you have a filter for that.
Thanks, but could you show me where it is located in order to check if it's low or not , I only find the hydrolic fluid just on the right side of the engine, is it the same or different,,,,
 

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On my 01 E wagon (US version), the power steering and the level control share the same pump and fluid, the reservoir for that is on the fender apron and the filter is under the threaded cap. I would assume the fluid would be MB hydraulic fluid not just ordinary transmission or PS fluid.
 

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On my 01 E wagon (US version), the power steering and the level control share the same pump and fluid, the reservoir for that is on the fender apron and the filter is under the threaded cap. I would assume the fluid would be MB hydraulic fluid not just ordinary transmission or PS fluid.
Yes, Peter. That fluid for W210 wagons is a very expensive synthetic fluid. Its cost will make the MB auto transmission fluid feel cheap.:crybaby2:

I have a few liters in my garage. If someone wants me to look up the part number, I could.
 

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Sold my wagon over a year ago, but don't they have big reservoir for leveling system on the inner fender and standard power steering pump?
I am not sure those have filters to start with.
 

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Sold my wagon over a year ago, but don't they have big reservoir for leveling system on the inner fender and standard power steering pump?
I am not sure those have filters to start with.
It is one (tandem) pump for both functions.
 

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If you have PS only, the reservoir is generally mounted on top of the pump. It will be near the front of the engine since that is where the drive is. Look for a small round cap (2"?) in that area.

If you have self-leveling, Peter has it correct. The tricky part is 'unhooking' the spring which holds the filter to the bottom of the cap.

MB Hydraulic/Suspension Filter
Part No. 002 184 55 01 ($9.20*)

MB Hydraulic/Suspension Fluid
Part No. 000 989 91 03 10 ($14.35/l)

MB Synthetic Trans. Fluid (original 5sp kind)
Part No. 001 989 21 03 10 ($14.84/l)

[*autohausaz prices as of last fall]
 

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If you have PS only, the reservoir is generally mounted on top of the pump. It will be near the front of the engine since that is where the drive is. Look for a small round cap (2"?) in that area.

If you have self-leveling, Peter has it correct. The tricky part is 'unhooking' the spring which holds the filter to the bottom of the cap.

MB Hydraulic/Suspension Filter
Part No. 002 184 55 01 ($9.20*)

MB Hydraulic/Suspension Fluid
Part No. 000 989 91 03 10 ($14.35/l)

MB Synthetic Trans. Fluid (original 5sp kind)
Part No. 001 989 21 03 10 ($14.84/l)

[*autohausaz prices as of last fall]
Do you mean these, I have searched online by the part numbers, but now how can I add, change or replace the fluid and the filter, I have found those pictures also,,,, do I have to do the same of are there steps to them so...
 

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I know fluid is fluid and use whatever you are comfortable with.

The W210 wagons call for a special fluid for the self-leveling/power steering system. That special part number is on the reservoir cap. The fluid is synthetic and made by Fuchs (and is expensive)

The Febi (000 989 91 03 10) fluid is for the W124 wagons and other older self-leveling systems. Some say the self-leveling components are the same between W124 and W210 wagons but MB does call for a different fluid for W210.
 

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For tandem pumps with common oil reservoir for steering and level control in E-class, Model Year 1996 (aka W210 vehicles), MB part no. 001 989 20 03 01
 

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I know fluid is fluid and use whatever you are comfortable with.

The W210 wagons call for a special fluid for the self-leveling/power steering system. That special part number is on the reservoir cap. The fluid is synthetic and made by Fuchs (and is expensive)

The Febi (000 989 91 03 10) fluid is for the W124 wagons and other older self-leveling systems. Some say the self-leveling components are the same between W124 and W210 wagons but MB does call for a different fluid for W210.
The 000 989 91 03 10 is the CURRENT part number for Mercedes Benz branded Hydraulic/Suspension Fluid. Part no. on cap is 10+ years old.
 

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Do you mean these, I have searched online by the part numbers, but now how can I add, change or replace the fluid and the filter, I have found those pictures also,,,, do I have to do the same of are there steps to them so...
I'm still unclear which system you have. This has come up before. Do you have the self-leveling system or PS only? How to do servicing is dependent on which system you have. The components you posted pictures of are the self-leveling system if that helps. Please look on your car and confirm. Thanks.
 

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The 000 989 91 03 10 is the CURRENT part number for Mercedes Benz branded Hydraulic/Suspension Fluid. Part no. on cap is 10+ years old.
I think it is the other way around.

My 2003 E320 wagon has the new part number (001 989 20 03 01) on cap. As you can see, it is less than 10 years old.

I used the 000 989 91 03 10 on my 1987 diesel wagon and I still have some in the garage. 000 989 91 03 10 is an old and mineral fluid. Yes, it is still current but it is for the older one pump, two reservoir systems.

001 989 20 03 01 is the new (synthetic) fluid for the one pump, one reservoir system. W210 has this design.

BTW, your 98 wagon should also have this 001 989 20 03 01 number on cap.
 

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This is the fluid that should be used for W210 wagons.

It is a dealer-only item and expensive. I see people reporting as high as $35/liter.

There used to be a MB dealer in VA that has an online parts department but they have closed down. I got them for $24 when they were in business.

Duval has some but won't ship fluids.
 

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Dear all,
I have w210 2001 ( e240T ).
How can I add a steering power fluid and from where and is there a filter and can I have it's location for my steering wheel became very hard by the time,,,, please help !!!!
Here is a picture of the front of the engine bay (left or drivers side). I have pointed to H/S System and where PS system would be on a V6. Hope this helps some. Click on thumbnail to get bigger view.
 

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This is the fluid that should be used for W210 wagons.

It is a dealer-only item and expensive. I see people reporting as high as $35/liter.

There used to be a MB dealer in VA that has an online parts department but they have closed down. I got them for $24 when they were in business.

Duval has some but won't ship fluids.
Personally, I prefer the MB product over the generic. The MB product may very well be made by Fuchs (or Febi) but it also may have more stringent manufacturing stds.
 

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This is the fluid that should be used for W210 wagons.

It is a dealer-only item and expensive. I see people reporting as high as $35/liter..
DANG That is even more expensive than Goldschlager (vodka with authentic gold flakes in it).
Irony is, that hydraulic oils are the cheapest on the market. The fluid for my hydrostatic tractor goes for like $2-3 per quart when bought in bigger containers.
Gotta pay for the star logo on it.
 

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DANG That is even more expensive than Goldschlager (vodka with authentic gold flakes in it)...
Kajtek1,

I have some Goldschlager in my refrigerator now! It is from Germany but I did not know it was vodka based. Seems a bit odd since Germans are not that much into vodka as are a few other peoples.

Hehe, sorry for somewhat hijacking this thread... :D
 
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