Power Steering Return Hose May Leak at Radiator Cooler Fitting on Mercedes-Benz ML55 AMG

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: 128,000 (98,000–158,000)
4 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
6 people reported this problem
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Power steering return hose leaking at heat ex-changer in radiator, cut off end of existing hose, used short piece of 5/16 steel tubing, 5/16 fuel line hose, and 3 new hose clamps to repair.
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