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Does anyone have a write-up on how to remove and replace the steering gear box? I have the MB cd/dvd manual and it's confusing. The photos are terrible and instructions as well.
Does the steering gear box slide our out from the steering knuckle?
There are a couple of tools required to do this job “check screw for center position of steering gear tool #11004-11229 and socket wrench open 19mm ½” square tool # 11004-6359”. Does anyone know where I can buy them?
 

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I hope I can tackle this job. Order special tool to remove the tie rod but unable to locate a socket wrench open 19mm 1/2 tool. This will save me some $$$. I plan to rebuild the steering gear box with new seals.

Thanks for the info.
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That just means a 19mm socket, 1/2" drive. You should be able to buy it anywhere they sell handtools.
 

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Wrong^ :p

open sockets are difficult to find but if you locate a mac or a snap-on truck they can supply you. Or you can use a wrench...
 

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Okay, I'm new and don't really know how to post a new thread, but this may be related. I have a 92 Mercedes 190e with a 5spd manual transmission (rare) that seems to be hitting some resonant frequency at 50 miles per hour. Between 45 and 50 mph, the car begins to shake violently if it is kept driving straight (steering wheel centered). The steering wheel has some play in it so it has a few degress of turning before it is really responsive. My thoughts on it are that the car hits some resonant frequency anyway (for whatever reason), but that the steering damper has gone out and really is the factor causing the play in the steering. So when I keep the car going straight, it shakes but if I force the car to turn one way or another, the shaking goes away. Anyone with any advice on this issue? Also, how do I post a new thread on here?
 

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Try swapping tires before tinkering with the steering box.
 

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:help::stupid:I'm having a hard time removing the steering coupler hex bolt out. The hex head bolt is now stripped. I tried drilling but still no luck.
Any suggestions? :help:
 

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bolt extractor. pentrating spray. and a long breaker bar.
 

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I've tried that as well. I'm ready to give.. thanks
 

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Okay, I'm new and don't really know how to post a new thread, but this may be related. I have a 92 Mercedes 190e with a 5spd manual transmission (rare) that seems to be hitting some resonant frequency at 50 miles per hour. Between 45 and 50 mph, the car begins to shake violently if it is kept driving straight (steering wheel centered). The steering wheel has some play in it so it has a few degress of turning before it is really responsive. My thoughts on it are that the car hits some resonant frequency anyway (for whatever reason), but that the steering damper has gone out and really is the factor causing the play in the steering. So when I keep the car going straight, it shakes but if I force the car to turn one way or another, the shaking goes away. Anyone with any advice on this issue? Also, how do I post a new thread on here?
most likely that description is a wheel balance problem but on the old benz's you might as well plan on replacing most of the moveable suspension parts anyways. and alot of the older ones at 100,000 mi plus will have some steering box play. all my suspension is new exept the steering box and i have play in mine and there is no shaking in my wheel. when i first bought the car it shook at 50-60 mph. i balanced the Lf wheel and all was good. but replaced the suspension anyways to tighten it all up.
 
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