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MBTim, Mercedes Technician
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Type of power steering fluid should be put in a 2004 Mercedes E320?

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what type of power steering fluid should be put in a 2004 Mercedes E320?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  MBTim replied 8 years ago.

You should only use factory Mercedes power steering fluid
part number MB 001 989 24 03 10
The only other approved fluid is
Pentosin CHF 11S
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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I was hoping one more commonly sold (ATF or DEXRON III) would be acceptable. No?
Expert:  MBTim replied 8 years ago.

I would be doing you a disservice by not following factory recommendations. Mixing different types of fluid could contaminate your Power steering pump and fluid and cause early failure. If you were in a pinch you could probably get away with regular ps fluid sold at the parts place. I would only recommend this in a emergency then I would tell the customer to have the system flushed and refilled with the correct fluid ASAP
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