1st Generation Mercedes-Benz GL Class Leaking Steering Racks

The GL Class is a line of luxury SUV’s produced by Mercedes-Benz, often lauded for their German engineering and dependability. Mercedes-Benz has received several awards for safety performance for many of their vehicles, and the GL Class line is no exception. Normally, these sport utilities are praised for being mechanically sound, but several Mercedes owners report problems with the rack and pinion in their vehicles.

Frequently, the issues these Mercedes drivers report with their power steering racks involve leaks. You may at first hearing a whining noise while turning the wheel to either side, which is a sign of air entering the power steering fluid pump. If not addressed promptly, the power steering on your Mercedes will diminish until it is completely lost. Turning the wheels of the vehicle with no power steering will be extremely difficult and make driving extremely dangerous.

For even the untrained eye, diagnosis of a power steering leak may not prove difficult. Usually, the tell-tale sign of a leak on the power steering rack is the presence of fluid on the bottom of the housing which can be seen with a quick check under the hood of your Mercedes SUV. Though it may be tempting to attempt the repair, we recommend leaving that to the professionals at your local Mercedes-Benz mechanic.

Repairs involving replacing either the pump or rack and pinion are very complicated and an incorrect fix may result in improper vehicle handling. For this reason, your local Mercedes-Benz service center is the best place to take any vehicle that has steering issues. Their knowledgeable technicians will be able to advise you of the correct repairs and swiftly perform them in order to get you back on the road and enjoying your Mercedes GL Class SUV.

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