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W114 steering repair question..can anyone help?
I started a repair of broken bolts on my steering gearbox but have run into a problem.
Need some additional advice on fixing my steering problem on my w114 1973 280c. Here is what I accomplished so far and where I am stuck. I removed the gear box and carefully tapped out the broken bolts. I fabricated a metal plate out of two inch wide by 1/4 steel welded. I did not weld this to the frame but plan to just place it over the frae and bolt to it. Should this be welded to the frame? N"ot really the problem. When I set the gear box in place there is a gap between the coupler and the steering column. Am I missing a bushing or something? It looks like the pins on the end of the steering column that fit into the coupler have grooves in them like once inserted you slide a clip over them to hold them in place but there is about a 5/8 gap there? Can anyone tell me what is missing or where am I going wrong here to fix this problem?