S210 new 'Mechanical ' steering feel

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by ShinyF1, Jun 22, 2017.

  1. ShinyF1

    ShinyF1 MB Enthusiast

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    Driving the old beast yesterday and it felt like there was some obstructive intervention in the operation of the rack - no evident shake or vibration on the road as such, just a feel through the wheel as you go from lock to lock of something there causing it not to be smooth. Sorry I can't describe it better. Anyone had this and any ideas if it might be something simple (inexpensive) to solve?

    It also has electrical gremlins - turning on the lights when you're driving causes a power drop (overcome by pressing the throttle harder), which eventually becomes the triple crown light show - ESP, BAS SRS "go to workshop". Stop and restart without the lights on and it's fine. Maybe a short circuit somewhere in a bulb holder?

    It may all be for nothing as sadly I think it's time may have come 50 miles short of 150,000 - and the decision we keep reviewing and putting off every year may have to be made this summer.
     
  2. RonFleet

    RonFleet Active Member

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    Different car, I know... but a "mechanical" feeling developed in the steering of a Jaguar S Type I owned a few years back. It turned out that the universal joint in the steering column had to be replaced. The replacement UJ developed the same problem a year or so later (I wasn't impressed).
     
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  3. a111r

    a111r MB Enthusiast

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    Mine's also hit 150 K this week.

    SLS fluid level OK?
    Otherwise, it probably needs to go up in the air to check ball joints etc.
     
  4. bob6600

    bob6600 MB Enthusiast

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    Christmas tree lights - earth strap behind headlamp?

    Keep it - mine has just hit 207k
     

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