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8092400e 11-29-2007 04:40 PM

Steering Play 88 560 SL

I recently ended up with about 1 inch of play in the steering. The car was extremely tight (sneeze and you change a lane) when I bought it a couple of months ago. I checked for obvious play (linkages etc).

Where should I look next? Any suggestions? Adjustments? Bushings?

Appreciate it.

JFawcett 11-29-2007 05:09 PM

front end is full of rubber bushings....sounds like one popped off.
Probably a control arm bushing needs replacement.

sokoloff 11-30-2007 11:18 AM

One inch of play is still within spec.

SunGuy 11-30-2007 11:24 AM

JFawcett brings up a good area to look into. On my '87, when the steering wheel exhibited similar symptoms, the 'play' was finally adjusted out using the hard to reach nut on the top of the steering box. Having said that, check all the front end rubber and 'pinch' the connector on the center/drag link with a pair of large pliers; if it collapses easily, replace the link(item #26 in the drawing at... =04


8092400e 11-30-2007 12:09 PM

Thanks Guys,

I'll be poking around more this weekend and see what happens. Apparently its time to buy a service manual!

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