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ML500 Powersteering pump issues

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#1
Hi All,

My father purchased a 2007 ML500 with 150 000 km on and a full service history at the agents in November and despite the replacement of a single wheel bearing @ R7k by an MB dealer he has been very happy with his purchase. Last week he started complaining of a winding noise which the mechanic says is the power steering pump... the quote is currently R33k for an OEM pump & labour or R17k for an aftermarket pump& labour. Thus my questions does this sound reasonable and is there any suggestions from my more knowledgeable friends here on the forum?

I would also like to ask if any of you have experienced air suspension issues on ML's and what we can expect should that become a problem in the future.

Kind Regards
A
 

JJVDMZN

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Did your dad check the fluid level, it usaully makes that noise when it is low on ATF and then sucks air

JJ
 
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Hi Jaques and JJ,

Thanks for the advice and help so far. All fluid levels seem correct. It sounds like he'll be taking it for a second opinion- will let you know what the outcome is.

Kind Regards
A
 

Andrew

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I sometimes wonder if anything made now-a-days can be refurbished.

J.J.
Beg pardon, but on a point of order from a semi-native English speaker! Just about anything can be "refurbished" as the word means to paint or refresh or redecorate, and is mostly used for describing buildings.

I believe that you could therefore advertise a very well painted but hollow car engine as "completely refurbished" without lying, for example and so, having said that, you can certainly refurbish a merc power steering pump but it still wont work. AFAIK you cant restore, renovate, repair, recycle or plain blerrie fix it!
 

Gerhard van Rooyen

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Thanks Speaker for educating the semi-native (to the other side) English speakers ;) It must be my architectural tendencies that causes me to refer to refurbish. I think maybe the MB designers may also be a bit tangled up between the concepts of repair and replace...
 

JJVDMZN

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Beg pardon, but on a point of order from a semi-native English speaker! Just about anything can be "refurbished" as the word means to paint or refresh or redecorate, and is mostly used for describing buildings.

I believe that you could therefore advertise a very well painted but hollow car engine as "completely refurbished" without lying, for example and so, having said that, you can certainly refurbish a merc power steering pump but it still wont work. AFAIK you cant restore, renovate, repair, recycle or plain blerrie fix it!
LOL