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How do you go about changing the PAS fluid and filter on a W202?

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering & Brakes' started by chizzel89, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. chizzel89

    chizzel89 Senior Member

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    I bought a new PAS filter from GSF on a whim, and I feel like fitting it sometime. However, the paynes manual doesn't cover replacing this filter and I can't see how it can fit into the PAS pump- it's too big.
    Anyone done this or am I mental for bothering to change the PAS fluid? I just have an idea that fresh fluid might reduce wear in the pump and also the steering box?
     
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    yorkshire1 Senior Member

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    filter

    I know older mercs with metal reservoirs had filters in but Im not so sure the plastic later reservoirs had one
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    I will look it up as soon as I can
     
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    grober Senior Member

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    If its the old metal type then the central plastic level unit unscrews to reveal the filter underneath. Many folks suggest simply syphoning out the majority of the fluid in the reservoir with a turkey baster or similar renew the filter and then top up as necessary. Run for a few minutes and then drain and repeat the top up. That way the majority of fluid is changed/flushed without disturbing the pipework.
     

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