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Old 05-31-2004, 11:26 PM
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Exclamation 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.

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Old 06-01-2004, 01:51 AM
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Check the steering damper.
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Old 06-01-2004, 04:32 AM
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2nd that opinion........steering dampers are a weak spot on the W124 and are cheap and easy to replace.
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Old 06-01-2004, 08:22 AM
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Replaceing the steering dampner fixed the slight vibration at the steering wheel on my 94 E320.
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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....
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Old 06-03-2004, 12:12 AM
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Problem Fixed.
Thanks guys. Yes, it was the steering damper. I replaced it. All OK now.
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Old 06-09-2005, 11:27 AM
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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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