Loss of Power Steering due to Leaking Steering Rack on Mercedes-Benz ML55 AMG

Problem Description and Possible Solution

It is not uncommon for the power steering rack to develop a fluid leak requiring replacement of the rack assembly. Loss of power steering fluid may also cause an abnormal noise and damage to the power steering pump.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 82,750 (10,500–155,000)
4 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
6 people reported this problem
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Lost all steering fluid call Mb told to put any steering fluid in. 45 minutes latter all fluid gone poured more in took to be repaired. Steering rack replaced.