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How to check/add power steering fluid on a Mercedes

Post Date: 10th January 2018


How long will it take? How much will it cost? What’s the difficulty level?
15 mins Free (or the cost of steering fluid) Easy


If your Mercedes makes a whining noise when you steer, it could be that you’re running low on steering fluid. In these instances, it’s important to top up your steering fluid to avoid further problems. Luckily, it’s an easy process.

Before you start, make sure that your Mercedes is parked on a flat surface and set the emergency brakes. It’s also important to ensure you have the correct type of power steering fluid for your model.

Follow these steps to check and add the power steering fluid on your Mercedes:

– Start  your car until it reaches the normal operating temperature.

– Turn the steering wheel from lock to lock a couple of times and open the hood.

– Locate and clean the power steering reservoir cap with a clean cloth.

– Remove the cap by twisting it anticlockwise. Be sure to have a rag in hand to wipe off the dipstick.

– Screw the cap back onto the reservoir.

– Remove cap again to check the fluid level on the dipstick. You’ll see a min mark and a max mark.

– If your fluid is below the min mark, fill the steering reservoir to below the max mark. Do not overfill it.

– Once you have the correct level of steering fluid, take it out for a quick drive round the corner. Make sure you don’t hear any whining from the power steering.

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