Loss of Power Steering due to Leaking Steering Rack on Mercedes-Benz ML320

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: 139,363 (93,000–220,000)
6 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003
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Steering Rack leak
Power Steering Fluid leak on 2002 ML320
Same here, i now need a Power Steering Pump, plus a list of other things that have quit working..Very disappointed.
Second rack is leaking
it leaks power steering fluid