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Hi. As you may have noticed, I'm new here, so I hope I'm not off topic.
My question is:

does anyone have done it or know how to change a steering shock in a 1999 Clk and how hard is it?

Many thanks
 

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Thanks for your help, but....

Maybe I wasn't clear on the first post. The thing is that I fell a shimmy when the car is rolling at low speed and all the vibrations are transmited to the whole car. Also with the car stopped and with the steering wheel almost all turned in either direction, there is a big slack (I'm not sure if it is the right word). One dealer told me that it might be the steering dumper.... I really don't know what it may be. Any ideas are welcomed. Thank you all
 

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Re: Thanks for your help, but....

Shimmy, could be bad tires and alignment. I would look into this first since the steering damper doesn't break that easily and should last a very long time.

If you still want to replace it, it should be pretty easy. Just have the car up on a lift and it should be pretty obvious how to remove and replace.

Good luck.

Frank
 

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Thanks Frank

The tires are brand new (s-03)as well as the rims. Anyway I'll have them recalibrated. Any ideas about the slack on the wheel steering.

Thanks again
 

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What wheels did you put ?

What is the size and offset of the rim. What are the tire specs.

Did this problem occur before you put the wheels in ?
 

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Modest wheels...

I changed to a modest 245/45/17 (front and rear)[:(]. Here in Portugal if we want to go further than what comes from factory we have to change all the car documents (a real pain...)and have to be certified by authorities. Actually the wheels are an AMG III 7.5 x 17 ET 37 with 245/45 tires.
 
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