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My steering became a bit hard to turn even I did change the

Customer Question

Hi my steering became a bit hard to turn even I did change the fluid
JA: Have you checked the fluids?
Customer: Yes, I did change it.
JA: What is the model/year of your Mercedes?
Customer: 400 SE W140 mode 1992
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: YES
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: That is the only issue at the moment
Submitted: 22 days ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  Ron replied 22 days ago.

Hello. My name is ***** ***** I am happy to assist you today. Give me just a moment to review your post, and I'll be right back with the help you need.

Expert:  Ron replied 22 days ago.

Dose the steering get easier to turn if you run the engine RPM up a little?

Customer: replied 22 days ago.
Ok
Customer: replied 22 days ago.
No
Customer: replied 22 days ago.
It used to be smooth as silk turning on parking and get a bit hard with more speed now is just hard
Expert:  Ron replied 22 days ago.

In most cases if you have lost assist and it dose not get any better raising the RPM this in most cases means the power steering pump has failed. Since you have already changed the fluid with no improvement I would suspect that is what you have going on here.

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