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

 

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Robcor, Hollis, NH, March 24, 2009, 00:06
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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

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, March 24, 2009, 07:04
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    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.

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    Visitor, June 06, 2010, 16:50

    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.

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    tknee59, May 16, 2012, 06:51
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    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?

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    Visitor, January 17, 2011, 08:20

    Same problem 1996 sl 320 . Turned out to be a leak on a hidrolic cilender opperating soft top

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    March 29, 2011, 08:03
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    mine turned out to be a hydraulic leak

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