Has any one had issues with leaking power steering fluid from the steering rack? Car is C220 cdi, 62 plate, 37k miles Starting whining when almost full lock and car was weighted to either side. Checked P/S fluid and topped up, noise went away Car has just come back from a B service at Mercedes and I mentioned it needed topping up and could they check for leaks. Tech phoned wth diagnosis of failed seal in rack and would need complete unit replacing @ £1600 with total price of £2400 all in!! I turned this down and said I would ring round some indies. Now, this can was serviced by them last year at 3 . 5yrs old and 26k miles and no problems. How can this fail with 11k miles later? Still cant get my head round the fact a 4yr old 37k mile car would have a steering rack fail. Can this the repaired with a new seal kit? Or is a leaking steering rack a new job? There is a little bit of hope in the fact the service manager said they haven't come across this on that year / mileage car and have contacted Mercedes to see if they can do anything.