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Old 08-25-2005, 09:06 PM
ctaylor738 ctaylor738 is offline
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Location: Falls Church, VA
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What on earth are you guys doing?

This is not a hard repair.

You remove the steering wheel and the combo switch, then the three screws in the steering hub that hold the steering shaft in.

You undo the coupling screws (a 1/4" hex bit ratchet and sockets really help) and pull the steering shaft up a couple of inches.

Install the new coupling, and reassemble in reverse order.

The only trick is to mark both ends of the steering shaft so you get everything to line up the way it was.

Otherwise you will have an off-center steering wheel and the turn signals will not cancel correctly.

Try a search - I did a detailed post on this when I replaced my steering box a year or two ago.

And it is on the CD.

I am not making this up.
Chuck Taylor
Falls Church VA
'66 200, '66 230SL, '96 SL500. Sold: '81 380SL, '86 300E, '72 250C, '95 C220, 3 '84 280SL's '90 420SEL, '72 280SE, '73 280C, '78 280SE, '70 280SL, '77 450SL, '85 380SL, '87 560SL, '85 380SL, '72 350SL, '96 S500 Coupe

Last edited by whunter; 04-25-2011 at 06:12 PM. Reason: spelling
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