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W463 Tie Rod & Steering Shock Replacement HOW-TO ?
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Posted 3/2/2019 9:19 AM
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W463 Tie Rod & Steering Shock Replacement HOW-TO ?

Is there a HOW-TO on replacing the tie rods and steering shock posted anywhere on the forum?  Some searching didn't find one.

Thanks,
Gerry

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Posted 3/2/2019 9:39 AM
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RE: W463 Tie Rod & Steering Shock Replacement HOW-TO ?

gerryvz - 3/2/2019 9:19 AM

Is there a HOW-TO on replacing the tie rods and steering shock posted anywhere on the forum?  Some searching didn't find one.

Thanks,
Gerry



It's a pretty simple job. I did it without any "how To" available. You do need to do a toe-in adjustment once installed.
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Posted 3/2/2019 10:07 AM
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Re: W463 Tie Rod & Steering Shock Replacement HOW-TO ?

Is there a list anywhere of the replacement items (i.e. ball joints for the tie rod ends) that are required?
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Re: W463 Tie Rod & Steering Shock Replacement HOW-TO ?

I'd suggest replacing the whole tie rod, and the whole pan hard bar while you're at it. Not just ends. I think it's worth the extra $ for smoothness at freeway speeds.
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Re: W463 Tie Rod & Steering Shock Replacement HOW-TO ?

gerryvz - 3/2/2019 10:07 AM

Is there a list anywhere of the replacement items (i.e. ball joints for the tie rod ends) that are required?


The tie rod comes with both ball joints.

Attached are a couple of shots of the one for my 2000 G500. You really need to check with your VIN to see if it's the same.



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Re: W463 Tie Rod & Steering Shock Replacement HOW-TO ?

The Tie Rod 463 330 03 03 (or 04 03) is the one specified for my truck. It appears that it's the same one you have pictured above, Dutch.

The Drag Link is 463 463 04 15, and I have a brand new one.

I also have a brand new steering shock in hand (actually two of them), 240 460 01 66 (which is shared with the Maybach 57 sedan).

So, it appears that I need to get the Tie Rod complete assembly from MB.
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Re: W463 Tie Rod & Steering Shock Replacement HOW-TO ?

Order new cotter pins (4) while you're at it.

I had to pay double at a local dealer because I forgot.
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Re: W463 Tie Rod & Steering Shock Replacement HOW-TO ?

I will get a new front Panhard rod while I'm at it.

Unfortunately I ordered two years ago the wrong tie rod -- I got the one for a 460/461 chassis, part 460 330 07 03. I will sell it in a separate thread on the forum to someone who may need one. I'll sell it for $270 shipped, which is a good deal. The factory price is $350.
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Re: W463 Tie Rod & Steering Shock Replacement HOW-TO ?

I have this job in the very near future as well
I do need the panhard rod as I have bought the tie rod already. Let me just check to make sure that is the correct part number for my 1982 461.
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Posted 3/4/2019 1:23 PM
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Re: W463 Tie Rod & Steering Shock Replacement HOW-TO ?

Question with regard to the Panhard bar, for those who have purchased them: does it come with the bushings pre-installed, or do I need to purchase the two rubber bushings separately, and press them in?
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Posted 3/4/2019 4:34 PM
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Re: W463 Tie Rod & Steering Shock Replacement HOW-TO ?

Actually, I need the drag link A4604635315 and not the panhard rod.

Kind of a newb at some of this
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Re: W463 Tie Rod & Steering Shock Replacement HOW-TO ?

get new bushings for the Panhard while you are at it - improves handling!
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Posted 3/14/2019 7:25 AM
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Re: W463 Tie Rod & Steering Shock Replacement HOW-TO ?

Before you install... Hold the new rod directly under the old and adjust the length of the new to be as close to the setting of the old. I did this with mine. Took it to the alignment shop and they said no alignment necessary.
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Re: W463 Tie Rod & Steering Shock Replacement HOW-TO ?

4x4abc - 3/13/2019 1:44 PM

get new bushings for the Panhard while you are at it - improves handling!


I am thinking this is the same thing as the "transverse control arm"?
Just to confirm.



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