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?
My Mercedes SL500 with 44000 miles , the light came on yesterday "ABC" on 2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500
by Chris Leger in North Richland Hills, TX on August 05, 2011
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ANSWER by techmoe , August 05, 2011
DID HE SAY Y YOU NEED A PUMP? THE ABC/POWER STEERING PUMP IS ABOUT $1100.AND + LABOR. IF YOU HAVE A LEAK THE ABC LIGHT WILL BE ON,CHECK THE LEVEL. WE WILLBE MOOR THE HAPPY TOO LOOK AT THE CAR CALL US.
COMMENT by Visitor , August 05, 2011
Hi, Thanks for responding. Yes , yesterday when I got in the car at noon the ABC light came on in red. I drove it about 2 miles to Auto Hans where I've taken the car before. He said " it needs a new steering pump. they just wear out after a while and need to be replaced. " I am getting the impression that the labor is about 600$ 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.