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Cl500 w215 What power steering pump to replace the dual abc/Power steering pump

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering & Brakes' started by Immersive, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. Immersive

    Immersive Guest

    Hello, I am wondering if someone can help or has done similar to myself, After having removed the ABC suspension struts and replacing them with conventional struts I have obviously eradicated the need for the ABC system.

    One of the ABC lines and also the ABC part of the dual abc/power steering pump has a leak so I would much rather just replace the pump for a normal power steering pump, for cost reasons and labour reasons...

    My problem is I'm not sure which Mercedes power steering pump I can use to replace the ABC and power steering dual pump?

    Has anyone done the same? Does anyone know what other Mercedes models power steering pumps can be used?
     
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  2. brandwooddixon

    brandwooddixon Senior Member

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    I suspect that noone has done this.
    Have you thought about keeping the orignal and blanking of the ports for the suspension, or adding a simple loop back?

    I suspect that blanking off the ports shouldn't do any harm as the pump applies pressure rather than flow of oil to the struts when in a steady state condition.
     
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    Immersive

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    thanks, i woudl but the ABC dual pump has a bad leak so have to replace the pump anyway.. else i would probably do it that way.

    I now know the w220 S500 wil use a compatible power steering pump so going down that route now.
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    It is a matter of trawling through the EPC to find out, the 230 came with standard suspension and ABC so a pump form the 230 350SL could be the same
     
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    orb the Impaler Senior Member

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    What an interesting project - I'd have loved to have done the same and got rid of the festering pile of poo that was ABC on my car.
     

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