1995 Mercedes-Benz SL320 Q&A

1995 Mercedes-Benz SL320 Question: Found a leak in front of rear right hand side tyre

Found an oil leak of some sort in front of my rear right hand side wheel.Wonder what it is from.Thank you Regards Ian -
Answer 1
There is no "oil" arround the area of the front wheels. The possibilities are a leakage of brake fluid (either from a brake caliper or brake flexible hose) your car is rear wheel drive so its not a case of a CV boot leaking grease , power steering fluid could be leaking from the steering rack boot or being sprayed out under pressure if a power steering hose is going bad. -
Comment 1
I too noticed this recently. It happens when I have the air con running. It also looks like it is designed to to this because the water is coming out of an apparent hose opening. -
Comment 2
I found a whitish fluid under the passenger side rear tire which was viscous but turned to whitish chalky material . My top won't go down now is that the problem you had? -
Answer 2
Same problem 1996 sl 320 . Turned out to be a leak on a hidrolic cilender opperating soft top -
Answer 3
mine turned out to be a hydraulic leak -