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Old 04-16-2009, 06:25 AM
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I know this is an old post, but...

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Well said. Patience is a necessity when dealing with a vehicle you love or another human being.
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Old 04-16-2009, 11:02 AM
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Has anyone had one of their steering boxes apart yet? I saw a reference to some nylon bushings somewhere in relation to a 123 box I thought but discounted it. Anyone ever see any evidence of that kind of thing in There and if they are load bearing? Probably not likely but then again these boxes seem to go sloppy pretty early or all the odometers have been messed with perhaps. In fact the last box to consistantly get this sloppy was the early 50s chev box in my memory. I am sure there were many others that I am not aware of as well. I thought the rebuilders were not putting new gears in for an average 123 rebuild. What are the typical failure items I wonder? Can you post what you see after your get together to examine that old boxes internals. An easier fix than a four hundred dollar rebuild for a loose 123 box would be really helpful to members of this site.
I have four waiting upon the spare time to do a DIY.

Here is all we have at the moment.

How to reseal a MB steering gear
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Old 04-16-2009, 11:04 AM
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Well said. Patience is a necessity when dealing with a vehicle you love or another human being.
Patience is generally a good thing.
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I have four waiting upon the spare time to do a DIY.

Here is all we have at the moment.

How to reseal a MB steering gear
(Without loosing your balls)
http://www.davidpetryk.net/Mercedes/Steering.htm

I have been scouring the forum for an answer to this question - does rebuilding the box per David's suggested technique actually produce a slop free box?
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I have been scouring the forum for an answer to this question - does rebuilding the box per David's suggested technique actually produce a slop free box?
NO...

It is used to reseal a MB steering gear = leaks only...
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Old 04-08-2010, 09:02 PM
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Thanks Roy. I was contemplating doing this, but you have saved me some time. Now my next question is what components within the box actually wear causing the sloppy steering? And - can these components be purchased separately? Just out of curiousity - how are things with International Stars these days?
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Old 04-09-2010, 03:35 PM
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Thanks Roy. I was contemplating doing this, but you have saved me some time. Now my next question is what components within the box actually wear causing the sloppy steering? And - can these components be purchased separately? Just out of curiosity - how are things with International Stars these days?
I must have the VIN# for correct parts.
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Thanks Roy. I was contemplating doing this, but you have saved me some time. Now my next question is what components within the box actually wear causing the sloppy steering? And - can these components be purchased separately? Just out of curiousity - how are things with International Stars these days?
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