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

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?

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