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Old 04-18-2000, 06:32 PM
Charles Hooghkirk
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There appears to be a "dead" spot when the S wheel is centred. The car will wander without s wheek input, steering correction is simple but what's the cause ?
CHoogh

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Old 04-18-2000, 06:40 PM
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The steering box is one of the few achilles heels of the 123 car.

According to one of the experienced MB Techs who frequent this site, MB advises against adjusting the steering box. Even if you are successful in adjusting it, you will not be able to get ALL the play out.

The only alternative I know of is a new or rebuilt box which is quite expensive.

I expect, from your description, that you have already checked the steering linkage to ensure that it is tight. Since it is only loose in the center, I expect that it is tight.

Good luck,

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Old 04-18-2000, 06:51 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by LarryBible:
The steering box is one of the few achilles heels of the 123 car.

According to one of the experienced MB Techs who frequent this site, MB advises against adjusting the steering box. Even if you are successful in adjusting it, you will not be able to get ALL the play out.

The only alternative I know of is a new or rebuilt box which is quite expensive.

I expect, from your description, that you have already checked the steering linkage to ensure that it is tight. Since it is only loose in the center, I expect that it is tight.

Good luck,



Many thanks for your reply, can you advise on one other topic? It seems that i'm not getting the top gear from the GBox, the indicationis that the engine rev's seem high for the road speed, the change up - down is without problems.
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Old 04-19-2000, 08:13 AM
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Charles,

I'm sorry but I can't help you with your automatic transmission problem. I'm a manual transmission person.

I would suggest that you make a new post with a title that eludes to your transmission problem. I'm sure you'll get a response from someone who can help.

Have a great day,


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