Loud noise from steering

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by Markssl, Mar 30, 2017.

  1. Markssl

    Markssl Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    My 2008 E320CDi has developed a whining, vibrating noise from the steering when I slow down at about 15mph. When car is stationary there is vibration and a loud groaning noise through the steering wheel which gets much worse when the wheel is turned. I noticed some fluid has leaked near the steering rack.
    Any ideas?
    Thanks


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  2. CabrioDave

    CabrioDave Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Is there any fluid left in it?
     
  3. Bobby Dazzler

    Bobby Dazzler MB Club Veteran

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    Low or no power steering fluid would be my guess. Get the leak sorted or else it'll happen again, but refilling should hopefully reduce the risk of damaging the pump and rack in the meantime.

    PS Top up with Mercedes fluid on the basis that's probably what's in there now.
     
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    Markssl

    Markssl Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Thanks guys I'll get my mechanic to check it out.


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