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Mercedes-Benz ML500 Car Problems

Power Steering Return Hose May Leak at Radiator Cooler Fitting on Mercedes-Benz ML500

Problem Description and Solution

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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Problem Data

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Average mileage: 106,474 (65,000–143,000)
5 model years affected: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, more2007

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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.
It was leaking fluid to the point it was needing to be filled everyday...replaced hose and radiator. Fixed it.
Driving, stopped at light, when accelerated and turning it sounded light a reviving engine (really lound) and than we could barely turn the wheel - fluid all over under hood - we immediately took home and parked - will have to tow to repair