I have an 82 MB 300sd and it got whacked on the left wheel at about
5-10 mph when the wheel was turned to the left. Afterward the steering
wheel wasn't straight when driving straight but was turned about 30
degrees. All the linkage seems tight and the idler arm looks pretty new
and firm still. All that stuff was replaced before I bought it and
before the whack.
The case for the idler arm it right up against some chassis support
looking kind of thing that is kind of flat and 3 inches in diameter on
the bottom. This support thing is just to the right of the idler arm.
Should the idler arm case be right up against this or where exactly?
I had already got a front end alignment and the guy re-adjusted other
things to make the steering wheel center again but I'm wandering if
this idler arm case it not in the correct position.
I also have too much slop in the steering but that didn't change with
the wreck. It seems like most of the slop is in the steering box. The
idler arm doesn't move much when I have my wife move the steering wheel
back and forth. I have a very slow power steering leak but not sure
where. It seems like the steering slop got slightly worse after I added
a small amount of power steering leak stop liquid.
thanks if you can educate me, George