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Old 04-28-2000, 06:32 PM
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The steering on my 190e Seems quite "heavy", although not uncomfortably so. Also, When coming out of a turn, the wheels don't return to neutral position very quickly. I've had the alignment set recently at the MB dealer, so I think the caster is set correctly, but no change to the self-centering of the wheel. Is this just how mercedes steering is or do I have other problems. Thanks in advance.

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Old 04-28-2000, 10:00 PM
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Ted, you may have a problem with the power steering sector, but no problem at all. See if you can drive another and compare, or see a tech that has.

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Old 04-28-2000, 11:23 PM
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It sounds like the steering box has been over tightened.

I have also seen this condition after ball joint replacement when the joints are driven in by hammer the joint is stiff due to the collapsed housing.

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Old 04-28-2000, 11:23 PM
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It sounds like the steering box has been over tightened.

I have also seen this condition after ball joint replacement when the joints are driven in by hammer the joint is stiff due to the collapsed housing.

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Old 04-28-2000, 11:47 PM
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Thanks for your suggestions, I'll check the steering box out. The ball joints aren't new, and probably could use repalcement. Thanks again.
Ted

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