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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Question: My Mercedes SL500 with 44000 miles , the light came on yesterday "ABC"

 

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Chris Leger, North Richland Hills, TX, August 05, 2011, 04:31
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I took the car to a mechanic immediately when the "ABC " light came on. He told me it would take 2150$ to replace the steering pump which controls the steering and suspension. I think that price sounds a little over the top. What if anything can you suggest?

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    techmoe from M & M Auto Service, August 05, 2011, 05:39
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    DID HE SAY Y YOU NEED A PUMP?
    THE ABC/POWER STEERING PUMP IS ABOUT $1100.AND + LABOR.
    IF YOU HAVE A LEAK THE ABC LIGHT WILL BE ON,CHECK THE LEVEL.
    WE WILLBE MOOR THE HAPPY TOO LOOK AT THE CAR CALL US.

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    Visitor, August 05, 2011, 10:07

    Hi, Thanks for responding. Yes , yesterday when I got in the car at noon the ABC light came on in red. I drove it about 2 miles to Auto Hans where I've taken the car before. He said " it needs a new steering pump. they just wear out after a while and need to be replaced. " I am getting the impression that the labor is about 600$ and the part is about 1100 to 1600 $ so the 2150 he is asking is pretty "normal". I have to take what mechanics tell me at face value since I don't have any knowledge of car mechanics. Thanks again. I'll call you next time something goes wrong.

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