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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-21-2009, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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I need some information.

I bought a MB 300sd '81 w126, and I want to know if it is normal when I turn right at the maximum to be shorter than in left. I given the explanation that left turns are closer and often to do. I consider it would be ok for the left turn up to be like turning up right. When the wheels are straight as the wheel is. I have problems to turn right on parking lot .

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Steering should have roughly the same turns both ways. The steering gearbox most likley was installed incorrectly at some point, then aligned to get the steering wheel to lock at center so the turn signals will cancel correctly. Hard to turn one way when the car is not moving is most likely a broken spring in the reaction valve inside the gearbox. If that is the case when you replace the gearbox and inastall it right it should solve both issues. My name is Chris Brown I own C & M Hayraulics, we have been in bus. since 1994 and all we do is remanufacture MBZ power steering gearboxes, p/s pumps, and air (smog) pumps with electro-magnetic clutches. We only deal with the larger aftermarket parts dist.. however most online dist. can get our parts if you ask. I'm happy to answer any questions you may have, give me a call. 702.734.8090

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