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Old 07-08-2008, 01:54 PM
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Thanks Never!

My steering clunk went away when making turns and going over little bumps on the road. Love how the steering tightened up.
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Old 07-09-2008, 10:15 AM
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Installed mine Today , I can tell a Difference
Steering is Tighter, and more Responsive
Well worth $31.00...
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Old 07-09-2008, 10:45 AM
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Ok guys got a little problem installing mine... it appears the bolt on the drivers is in the wrong direction and I can't get it out past the steering linkage



Ideas welcome... as long as they don't include a trip to the dealer
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Old 07-09-2008, 10:52 AM
 
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Turn Your Steering Wheel
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Old 07-09-2008, 11:45 AM
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yup i think i turned mine to the driver's side.
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Old 07-09-2008, 12:04 PM
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yup i think i turned mine to the driver's side.
HAHA duh! Thanks guys
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Old 07-25-2008, 02:36 PM
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Wow, I actually contributed something GOOD!!! I'll be changing mine every 15,000 miles. For $30, why not.
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Old 07-25-2008, 03:21 PM
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Wow, I actually contributed something GOOD!!! I'll be changing mine every 15,000 miles. For $30, why not.
Great!!! More money every other oil change!
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Old 07-29-2008, 08:01 PM
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Replaced my Steering Stabilizer it took less then an hour.

This should be listed as a required replacement and it was very easy to do!!

I agree with NeverEnough 15,000 miles maybe the right mileage for replacement.

Make sure you give the steering wheel a turn CCW to place the linkage clear of the bolt at one end of the stabilizer.

You will need a 16mm socket and a 16mm wrench or crescent wrench on one end to loosen one nut and bolt assembly. Jack up the car and the stabilizer is right behind the engine cover pan.

When the old stabilizer was out I would describe it as follows:
Old stabilizer was pound required to move. Easier then a screen door!!
New stabilizer was 40 pounds required to move.

Here is the link shown in earlier posts with the part number. They shipped quick and the price was $30.00 with shipping:

http://www.joetlc.com/steering-dampner-mercedes-benz-w170-p-5142.html?osCsid=cr10982k4bcm34flu2agb9m720
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Old 07-30-2008, 12:24 AM
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Wow, I'll wait a little longer before replacing mine since I only have 5500 miles and the steering still feels ok. I wonder if it is actually better than the stock unit to last longer. You would think there would be others that cost a little more that lasts a very long time. Sounds strange to have to replace them so often. I'll have to search around. Thanks for the post!
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Old 08-19-2008, 09:42 AM
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I replaced mine the other day. As mentioned, it is very easy to do, just make sure you turn the wheel so the bolts will come out. I can't say I noticed a huge difference, but my car did have over 30k, so it was probably ready for the replacement.
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Anybody think that the OEM from mercedes may be better/worse than the aftermarket one for a replacement?
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Old 08-25-2008, 10:33 PM
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Anybody think that the OEM from mercedes may be better/worse than the aftermarket one for a replacement?
I second that....Anybody?
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Old 08-26-2008, 05:16 AM
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I don't know, I just replaced mine and I can definately feel the difference. The steering is tighter and more responsive!
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Old 11-04-2008, 09:12 PM
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I have mine, but have yet to install it. I would imaging mine(at almost 50k) is shot as well.....BTW they have very fast shipping!! It came to $29.95 with shipping.
When you say fast what do you mean? I ordered mine on 10/26 and still have yet to receive it...

The funny thing is that I was emailed a tracking number the next day through the USPS but ever since then this is STILL the message when I try to track:

The U.S. Postal Service was electronically notified by the shipper on October 27, 2008 to expect your package for mailing. This does not indicate receipt by the USPS or the actual mailing date. Delivery status information will be provided if / when available. Information, if available, is updated every evening. Please check again later.The U.S. Postal Service was electronically notified by the shipper on October 27, 2008 to expect your package for mailing. This does not indicate receipt by the USPS or the actual mailing date. Delivery status information will be provided if / when available. Information, if available, is updated every evening. Please check again later.

Ugh!
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Old 11-05-2008, 09:11 AM
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Also ...by the time you add shipping it is cheaper through Amazon.

Hmmm, I dont see it on Amazon
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Old 11-05-2008, 11:43 AM
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When you say fast what do you mean? I ordered mine on 10/26 and still have yet to receive it...

The funny thing is that I was emailed a tracking number the next day through the USPS but ever since then this is STILL the message when I try to track:

The U.S. Postal Service was electronically notified by the shipper on October 27, 2008 to expect your package for mailing. This does not indicate receipt by the USPS or the actual mailing date. Delivery status information will be provided if / when available. Information, if available, is updated every evening. Please check again later.The U.S. Postal Service was electronically notified by the shipper on October 27, 2008 to expect your package for mailing. This does not indicate receipt by the USPS or the actual mailing date. Delivery status information will be provided if / when available. Information, if available, is updated every evening. Please check again later.

Ugh!
Yeah, you should have received it by now I would think. Did you try and contact them to see what was up? I think mine arrived in 3 days or so.
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Old 11-05-2008, 12:54 PM
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The note you've received from USPS means that a postage label has been printed for the item, but at the current time they do not have it registered in their system. I occasionally ship items, and I print postage labels at home through USPS - when you print the postage label you get a tracking number, which you obviously have. When I do a search on a tracking number I've just created it gives me the message you're receiving.
This could mean a few things:
It's still sitting at the vendor's in a box.
It never made it to the USPS facility - various reasons - 'borrowed' by USPS worker etc.

In my opinion you need to call the vendor and 'suggest' they send out a replacement, unless they have a good reason not to.
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Old 11-05-2008, 04:59 PM
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Yeah, you should have received it by now I would think. Did you try and contact them to see what was up? I think mine arrived in 3 days or so.
I called them today and the guy told me he would call back after lunch. I want you to guess what happened...

(he didn't)
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Old 11-09-2008, 08:16 PM
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How can I tell when mine needs to be replaced?

Also, what is this clunk sound?
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