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Old 04-10-2019, 02:56 PM
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Recommendations for Steering Box Rebuilders in USA? For W116 450SEL

Hey all.


I'm on the hunt to get my steering box resealed/rebuilt as it's leaking badly.


I doubt the gears are worn and so thus, the desire to have it resealed/rebuilt. My car only has just a few hundred ticks over 93,000 miles.


Can anyone recommend a good outlet that reseals these boxes?


This is for a 1974 450SEL.


Many thanks!
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Old 04-10-2019, 09:38 PM
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A used one should be easy to get. Swap it out, then reseal your old one.

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Old 04-11-2019, 05:07 AM
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Hey all.


I'm on the hunt to get my steering box resealed/rebuilt as it's leaking badly.


I doubt the gears are worn and so thus, the desire to have it resealed/rebuilt. My car only has just a few hundred ticks over 93,000 miles.


Can anyone recommend a good outlet that reseals these boxes?


This is for a 1974 450SEL.


Many thanks!
The only place I would consider a steering box from would be C&M. You can't buy direct, but they sell through places like AutohauzAZ and elsewhere.

These guys are to steering gears what Sun Valley is to rebuilt transmissions. Fantastic support, really good quality.

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Old 04-18-2019, 10:25 PM
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If you can get the box in and out of the car yourself, I think you could definitely reseal it too. I just did my W115 last summer. It was much easier to reseal it than R&R it. Recommend genuine MB seal kit.


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Old 04-18-2019, 10:59 PM
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Someone on this site rebuilds boxes, dig around the tech section.
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Old 04-19-2019, 10:33 AM
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Martureo on this site rebuilds steering boxes.
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Old 04-19-2019, 01:16 PM
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Check out these guys: www.carsteering.com

Got a box from them for my r107 for $350. Even included a prepaid return label.

Box is still going strong and all within spec.
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