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Old 05-26-2010, 11:16 PM
Junkman Junkman is offline
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Originally Posted by glenlloyd View Post
From casual visual inspection these units look the same, I cannot tell the difference, but there could be one. That's why I've been struggling with what to do about this, but I cannot adjust further on this steering gear, it's too worn I think.
I suggest calling a rebuilder. Someone familiar with these boxes would be preferable. I went through problems with my diesel Ram. There the main difference between 1/2, 3/4 & 1 ton trucks is the gear ratio. They all bolt up. RedheadSteering may be Ram specific but is helpful & knowledgable. Start there unless you find something MBZ specific. You can't keep cranking on the over center nut and expect the box to work.

Or try these people. They have a good rep on another car (type) site.
85SD 240K & stopped counting painted, putting bac together. 84SD 180,000. Probably up for sale in the fall 2020 still have it. 85TD beginning to repair to DD status. Waiting on shop to do minor but more than I can do rust.
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