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Just curious how easy or hard the steering is on other SL's..Mine tends to be a bit hard to turn (with one hand), I'm talking about hard to turn compared to a newer car.

Your thoughts.

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1979 280sl 4 sp w/ac 1957 MGA 1998 volvo xc/70 2004 F150
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I think your binding up, try some kayopectate. Every one I've driven is too easy, I would like more road feedback and I switched to a smaller wheel just to tighten the feel a bit.
 

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I added power steering fluid and that did the trick. Check for leaks too. But then, look at my other post about pulling spark plug wires and you can see what an automotive genius I am lol.
 

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I added power steering fluid and that did the trick. Check for leaks too. But then, look at my other post about pulling spark plug wires and you can see what an automotive genius I am lol.
Funny.

Hey......you gotta learn somehow.
Nobody was born a Class A1 mechanic.
 

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Hey what happened to my post?

I posted a message yesterday asking how hard or easy other sl's power steering felt relative to a newer car, I felt mine was a bit stiff.

The post is missing, what happened??

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Uh... Nothing. The last post to that thread was Tuesday & it's on another page.
 

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Time for a change

of your ps fluid and filter. These items are often overlooked by all but the most anal of mechanics. Simple:

Open the reservoir and suck out the remaining fluid. You can use a turkey baster or your MityVac oil change sucker (you have one don't you?)

Reach in with needlenose pliers and pull out the filter

Clean up the mess in there with paper towels.

Put the new filter in (inexpensive part)

Fill to the correct (cold) level shown in your repair manual with ps fluid. Some use auto transmission fluid. I don't.

Job done. Maybe a one-beer job.
 

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