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Old 10-08-2003, 02:32 PM
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Difference in Steering Shocks

Steering shock dampener:

124 463 04 32 - 124, 129, 202

000 463 53 32 - 123, 126

Both shocks are identical in external apperance and dimensions, including length of piston rod travel.

So what's the difference - internal valving? dampening ability?

Temporarily exchanged a new ...53 32 for a new ...04 32 on a W124 and noticed no difference in steering response.
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Old 10-08-2003, 09:00 PM
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intersting that you post this, I just replaced the steering damper on my C class yesterday, I think I noticed a difference when turning tight at slow speed. My old damper made a noise that i had been trying to diagnose for a long time, and seems to have cleared up with the new damper.
But one thing to check is not turn in but the self centering feel after a turn.
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Old 10-09-2003, 10:06 AM
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what kind of car do you have?

get the apropriate one.

if your old one is shot a NEW one will make a huge diff, it SURE did in my car

*92 400e 124.034, SOLD

*92 300e 124.030, SOLD
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