Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help



Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Tech Help

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-13-2006, 06:24 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Utrecht, the Netherlands
Posts: 396
W126 steering position check screw

After replacing the guide rods of my 300Se (W126) it has to be aligned.
The local dealer only does the toe-in, not camber and castor so I have to go to an independent shop.
Last time I went there the steering wheel was way off centre. The corrected this by repositioning the steering wheel.
I would like to make a steering position check screw to take to the shop.
For this I need the dimensions and tread of this screw.
Since I am (very slowly) recovering from an unfortunate contact with a tick I am at the moment not able to get under the car myself. Can anyone help me?

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-13-2006, 09:01 PM
jbaj007's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Posts: 2,053
It's part # 116 589 06 21 00.

I believe it is an 8 X1.0 bolt with the end sharpened. Can't be 100% sure of the dimensions; maybe 85% sure? Length doesn't matter; maybe an inch and a half. It just stops the steering nut/working piston in a midway position by the sharp end sticking into a "dimple" inside.

See 46-412 in the manual. Good luck

Where (anatomically; not geographically) did that tick bite you?
__________________
The Golden Rule

1984 300SD (bought new, sold it in 1988, bought it back 13 yrs. later)

Last edited by jbaj007; 08-14-2006 at 01:16 AM. Reason: parenthetical memory loss
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-13-2006, 11:34 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 2
I was wondering if this is also called a tie rod ? I was told I NEED to change them , becausthey have some play when I move them with my hand ?e my wheels are shaking when I hit 40MPH and
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-14-2006, 12:39 AM
dmorrison's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Colleyville, Texas
Posts: 2,694
The bolt is a M8 X 1.00 I just had to make one for the 240D's new steering box.

The steering boxes are different, according to Mercedes shop.com. But if jbaj007 gave the right Mercedes tool number based on the W126 manual then that is the same Mercedes tool number used for the W123 steering box. And it is a M8 X 1.00. Get a 20MM length bolt.

The tie rods go from the wheel steering arm to the drag link or center link. There are 2 arms and each end has a ball joint on them.

http://catalog.eautopartscatalog.com/mercedesshop/sophio/wizard.jsp?partner=mercedesshop&clientid=catalog.mercedesshop&baseurl=http://catalog.peachparts.com/&cookieid=1VG01573Y1VG01EAIG&year=1985&make=MB&model=380-SE-001&category=M&part=Tie+Rod+Assembly

Dave
__________________
1970 220D, owned 1980-1990
1980 240D, owned 1990-1992
1982 300TD, owned 1992-1993
1986 300SDL, owned 1993-2004
1999 E300, owned 1999-2003
1982 300TD, 213,880mi, owned since Nov 18, 1991- Aug 4, 2010 SOLD
1988 560SL, 100,000mi, owned since 1995
1965 Mustang Fastback Mileage Unknown(My sons)
1983 240D, 176,000mi (My daughers) owned since 2004
2007 Honda Accord EX-L I4 auto, the new daily driver
1985 300D 264,000mi Son's new daily driver.(sold)
2008 Hyundai Tiberon. Daughters new car
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-14-2006, 01:14 AM
jbaj007's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Posts: 2,053
Dave,
Part # was for the W126, as you surmised. Good to have you verify size as it will prove to my teenage daughters that I'm not yet senile.
__________________
The Golden Rule

1984 300SD (bought new, sold it in 1988, bought it back 13 yrs. later)
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-14-2006, 01:28 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 2
Would the tie rods have anything to do with the inner wear to my front tires and that shake at speeds of 40mph ?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-14-2006, 11:38 AM
dmorrison's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Colleyville, Texas
Posts: 2,694
Quote:
Originally Posted by jbaj007 View Post
Dave,
Part # was for the W126, as you surmised. Good to have you verify size as it will prove to my teenage daughters that I'm not yet senile.
There is nothing I can post here, that will convince any teenage daughter, that anyone our age is not senile.

Dave
__________________
1970 220D, owned 1980-1990
1980 240D, owned 1990-1992
1982 300TD, owned 1992-1993
1986 300SDL, owned 1993-2004
1999 E300, owned 1999-2003
1982 300TD, 213,880mi, owned since Nov 18, 1991- Aug 4, 2010 SOLD
1988 560SL, 100,000mi, owned since 1995
1965 Mustang Fastback Mileage Unknown(My sons)
1983 240D, 176,000mi (My daughers) owned since 2004
2007 Honda Accord EX-L I4 auto, the new daily driver
1985 300D 264,000mi Son's new daily driver.(sold)
2008 Hyundai Tiberon. Daughters new car
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-14-2006, 11:38 AM
dmorrison's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Colleyville, Texas
Posts: 2,694
Quote:
Originally Posted by nexxx View Post
Would the tie rods have anything to do with the inner wear to my front tires and that shake at speeds of 40mph ?
Yes

Dave
__________________
1970 220D, owned 1980-1990
1980 240D, owned 1990-1992
1982 300TD, owned 1992-1993
1986 300SDL, owned 1993-2004
1999 E300, owned 1999-2003
1982 300TD, 213,880mi, owned since Nov 18, 1991- Aug 4, 2010 SOLD
1988 560SL, 100,000mi, owned since 1995
1965 Mustang Fastback Mileage Unknown(My sons)
1983 240D, 176,000mi (My daughers) owned since 2004
2007 Honda Accord EX-L I4 auto, the new daily driver
1985 300D 264,000mi Son's new daily driver.(sold)
2008 Hyundai Tiberon. Daughters new car
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-15-2006, 10:09 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Utrecht, the Netherlands
Posts: 396
I have made the screw and took it to the shop.
Alignment is perfect now, steering wheel perfectly centred!
Thanks!

Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:19 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page