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zorin 06-01-2004 12:26 AM

Steering Wheel shakes on bumps
 
Hello,

The steering wheel on my '86 300E shakes everytime I go over a bump on the road. Otherwise it's stable. Any idea what would cause that? The ball joints are new.

Thanks.

vinamg 06-01-2004 02:51 AM

Check the steering damper.

Vladamir 06-01-2004 05:32 AM

2nd that opinion........steering dampers are a weak spot on the W124 and are cheap and easy to replace.

zafarhayatkhan 06-01-2004 09:22 AM

Replaceing the steering dampner fixed the slight vibration at the steering wheel on my 94 E320.

Arthur Dalton 06-01-2004 09:46 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Vladamir
2nd that opinion........steering dampers are a weak spot on the W124 and are cheap and easy to replace.
....along with the idler arm bushings....

zorin 06-03-2004 01:12 AM

Problem Fixed.
Thanks guys. Yes, it was the steering damper. I replaced it. All OK now.
:)

zorin 06-09-2005 12:27 PM

Fixed again.
 
The steering vibration when driving over bumps had re-appeard again on my '86 300E recently. It turns out that the front shock mounts were damaged and torn. I guess most of the load was on the steering damper which had caused it to go bad eventually in the fisrt place.

I replaced the shock mounts and the problem is fixed.


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