How to Check and add Steering oil to a Mercedes Benz A160
How to Check and add Steering oil to a Mercedes Benz A160
Open the hood and find the reservoir for the power-steering fluid. It will probably be labeled on the cap. If not, look near the belts for a pulley-driven pump with a plastic or metal reservoir on top.
Check the fluid level. The cap will have a small dipstick attached if the reservoir isn't see-through. Wipe the dipstick clean with a rag and put the cap back on. Remove the cap and check the level on the dipstick. Your car may have both full hot and full cold indicators, as the fluid level will vary depending on whether the engine is cold or hot.
Add power-steering fluid as needed, using a funnel to avoid spilling. If the engine is hot, fill to the hot line. If the engine is cold, fill to the cold line.
Put the reservoir cap back on
Mercedes Benz A-class W168 Development
Production of the W168 A-Class began in 1997. It was also the first front
wheel drive passenger car from Mercedes-Benz. Its front engine, front wheel
drive layout was quite unusual for Mercedes. To date, more than one million
units have been sold worldwide.
One innovation of the W168 was a frontal-impact absorption system called
the "Sandwich" (see patents DE4326 9 and DE4400132 in the name of
Mercedes-Benz). In the event of a violent frontal impact, the engine and
transmission would slide underneath the floor below the pedals rather than
entering the passenger compartment.
The W168 became infamous in 1997 after flipping over during the traditional
"moose test" performed by the Swedish automobile publication Teknikens
Värld. According to the report, the W168 overturned when maneuvering to
avoid the "moose". Mercedes initially denied the problem, but then took the
surprising step of recalling all units sold to date (2,600) and suspending
distribution until the problem was solved by adding electronic stability
control and modifying the suspension. This marked the world premiere of
stability control in a small car. Nevertheless, the W168 A-Class was voted
the worst-handling car in Britain in the Top Gear Survey 2007 (completed by
owners of the vehicles).
As a result of the suspension stiffening described above, the ride on the
W168 is very firm; this combined with the short wheelbase makes this car
very jittery over rough surfaces. This is not a problem with the long
wheelbase version of the car.
Mercedes Power Steering Replacement (Pump, Reservoir, Drive Belt Tensioner - E320) FCP Euro
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1999 Mercedes-Benz A Class Review
Ian Royle reviews the 1999 Mercedes-Benz A Class, and tests it's
performance and handling as well as testing it on it's practicality. He has
a lot of praise for the A Class's design as it's very unique, but also
describes some of it's drawbacks.
Mercedes Benz A160 CDI Cold start
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Changing The Power Steering Filter & Fluid On A BMW
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In this DIY and How-To video, we'll show you how to change the power
steering fluid and filter on a later model BMW or MINI. Follow along as we
replace the reservoir/filter and flush the fluid on a 2001 330xi,
The power steering fluid and filter are one of the most overlooked
preventive maintenance areas on most BMWs and MINIs. (Think about it --
when did you ever changed the power steering fluid on any vehicle?) On
BMWs, this system provides Boost not
just for the steering but often for the power brakes and self-leveling
suspensions, as well. Time and time again, we'll look at the power steering
fluid in a BMW or MINI and it is filthy! (Running on old, degraded fluid
will shorten the useful life of the steering rack/gearbox, brake Booster, fluid pump, etc.) The fluid should be
bright, clear red or, depending on the application, just clean and clear
One of the reasons this system gets overlooked is that there is no direct
provision for changing the fluid; therefore the job is a bit more tedious.
But it is not so tedious that it should be ignored. We recommend a biennial
(every other year) or 50,000-mile fluid change for the power Boost system. Additionally, most systems have
a fluid filter incorporated into the fluid reservoir. (A lot of mechanics
do not even know that this filter exists!) Change the filter when changing
the fluid. (This is also a great time to replace any leaking power steering
hoses.) There are three different fluids used in BMWs and MINIs; the
correct fluid is typically noted on a label on the reservoir cap. We can
assist in determining the proper filter and fluid for your BMW or MINI.
Fluid transfer pump:
Hose clamp driver:
Pig Mat, oil absorbent mats:
Scrubs In A Bucket hand cleaner wipes:
Power steering fluid (Dexron-III, in this case):
Power steering reservoir/filter:
Hose and hose clamps:
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How to Flush Your Power Steering Fluid
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In this video, I explain how to flush power steering fluid using fresh
fluid, a siphon pump (a turkey baster works just fine). This job should be
done every 30,000 miles, or 50000 km and should take less than 20 minutes
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responsibility for any problems. Please use this information to help
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