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Old 08-01-2001, 09:51 AM
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Time for Steering Box R&R ? / 190E

My 84 190E w/ 166,000 miles has some bizarre knocking only on left hand turns. Just the slightest fraction of a degree turn of the wheel to make lefts will get a knocking over small bumps.

New ball joints, wheel bearings, idler arm bush, all links look tight, caliper tight, struts changed some time ago, bushings/sawy bar and control arm look good.

I have traced it back to the steering box. It is mounted solidly but the arm has some play. Do these things go bad often? Strange that only lefts draw a noise. Can I tighten something up on it or add some 'marvel mystery lube'?

Any thoughts folks?
Patrick Leber
'84 190E 2.3
'83 Porsche 944 (track car)
'84 Porsche 944 (parts car)
85.5 Porsche 944 (sled)
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Old 08-02-2001, 12:47 AM
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The steering box is adjustable. There is a locknut and adjusting screw on the top of the steering box. Loosen the locknut and turn the screw counterclockwise to remove the slack. I would suggest you be patient and tighten it in small intervals,the test drive it. You don't want the steering to bind on you by overtightening it. Have fun.
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