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

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.

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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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Power Steering Fluid leak on 2002 ML320
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 220,000 mi,
Steering Rack leak
Same here, i now need a Power Steering Pump, plus a list of other things that have quit working..Very disappointed.
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 170,000 mi,
Second rack is leaking
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 150,000 mi,
it leaks power steering fluid