i have noticed that my steering has an inch or so of free play in the straight ahead position, aparently it can be tightend up on the sreering box, anyone done it? any pointers would be greatly apreciated
If it is really a steering gear box free play (check all the joints first!!!) then it can be adjusted by the screw at the top of the gear box. You loosen the nut and then turn the screw clockwise to loosen and counter-clockwise to tighten. Do NOT tighten it more than 1/4 turn at the time, and do NOT tighten it too much. You DO want some minimal free play and the steering wheel must return to the center position when driving. You must not feel any bumps when steering and it should still feel light. Hold the screw when tightening the nut or it will loosen again. Also a good time to change your steering fluid and filter...
The adjustment procedure in the second post is correct, however it's hard to do in car, because of leverage advantage of the steering wheel. How did you measure the play? The MBZ procedure requires too much judgement to be accurtate. My name is Chris Brown I own C & M Hydraulics all we do is remanufacture MBZ power steering gearboxes, p/s pumps, and air (smog) pumps with electro-magnetic clutches. We deal only with the larger parts dist.. Most of the online dist. can get our parts if you ask. I'm happy to answer any questions you may have. 702.734.8090
On a 1991 300E with a 3.0 motor, what would be the correct oil?
I've always used Mobil 1 0W40, is this advisable being that I live in Miami Beach where temps rarely get into the 50s?
Is Rotella 15W40 too thick for this motor?
Thanks in advance.
Hi all, After work today, the first thing my wife says to me is "There's something wrong with the car". I answer back, "Nice to see you too" :)
First thing I notice is the louder than usual engine idle. Next I notice that the front passenger tire is flat. So I get the compressor out and pump...
Is there any way to turn off the active handling in my 2005 500 E 4matic? With the A/H engaged it's impossible to do a decent donut in the ski area parking lot. It's embarrassing! With my Corvette I can just push a button and it goes away.
So I'm about to bite the bullet and start piecing together what I want to be the ultimate m104 engine. However I'm still lacking some information that might sway what year head and what sized rods I go with. Is there a best head version to go with? Either for flow or valve train components...
I'm a newbie .. Please be gentle..
Some background of the car
Mercedes Benz W124 260E (1992) Right-hand drive
Purchased 1+ yrs ago
I'm a newbie. So far I have done these (DIY):
1. New tyres + balancing + alignment (shop)
2. Axle gear / Final drive oil...
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