Rubber steering boot in engine bay

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by AANDYY, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. AANDYY

    AANDYY Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Not 100% sure of terminology here.
    In the engine bay on my car there is a rubber steering boot on the steering shaft coming through the bulk head, mines split:crazy:

    Is this a diy job, I'm fairly confident, I've done wishbones and CV boots before etc.
     
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    AANDYY Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    :D

    Thanks for that, does it let alot of noise through?
    I did think my car could have been quieter.
     
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    It's right next to the exhaust and if split at the bottom will be split more further up so does let a noticable amount of noise in.
     
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    How much is the part please? :)
     
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    Hello Andy,
    I changed mine about 6 month ago, not difficult, take a little time though. The important part is to make sure the steering wheel is locked to keep it in the right place. It's easier when 2 person when putting bak the shatf but I manage myself easily enough.
    The part is about a tenner and you'll find a difference in the air of the cabin as the fumes from the engine will be blocked from entering.
    All the best.
    Olivier
     
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    Olivier Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Just reading the useful sticky link, I did not put the car on a ramp, I did it all from above. Again, make sure the wheels are studdy and don't turn and take the key out to lock the sterringwheel in position.
    :)
     
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    Never thought of this am now going out for a look maybe where the funny smell is coming from in my car:D




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    Andy, did you had a time fix it?
    All my electronics now work on the car, beside the glows relay or a burst glow, but now as the pump is changed/ coded, it's all good.
     

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