Power Steering Return Hose May Leak at Radiator Cooler Fitting on Mercedes-Benz ML430

The power steering return hose may leak at the radiator cooler fitting. If the clamp is not properly tightened, the hose can blow off, causing increased steering effort and a mess under the hood.

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Average mileage: 135,000 (130,000–140,000)
3 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2001
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problem details
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 140,000 mi,
Leaking power steering hose at radiator
this is a very frequent problem. More frequently in colder temperatures.
ower Steering Return Hose Leak at Radiator Cooler Fitting
power steering fluid leak from return hose connected to radiator