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col320ce

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Steering wheel rattle from bearing
« on: February 20, 2024, 05:55:11 »
I'm getting a rattle that I think is coming from within the steering wheel. I think it might be the bearing that I'm holding that is rattling. Am I missing a spring or something in my assembly to stop it from rattling? When it's put back together there is some movement of the chrome horn part which means that it is not appearing to compress the bearing allowing it to rattle.
This is the 1965 250SE cp but I assume the pagoda should be the same.
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« Last Edit: February 20, 2024, 06:26:58 by col320ce »
Col

1964 230SL
1965 250SE coupe
1993 320CE Sportline

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Re: Steering wheel rattle from bearing
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2024, 07:11:07 »
Hi,
I had a rattle coming from worn rubber grommets between horn contact ring: https://www.sl113.org/forums/index.php?topic=33714.msg246482#msg246482.
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Re: Steering wheel rattle from bearing
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2024, 00:19:40 »
Thanks ... Let me investigate...
Col

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Re: Steering wheel rattle from bearing
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2024, 04:20:26 »
Steering coupler is well known to rattle “up” the column when its bushings fail.

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Re: Steering wheel rattle from bearing
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2024, 10:37:33 »
Steering coupler was replaced a few years ago but I'll check that thinks haven't changed with it.
Col

1964 230SL
1965 250SE coupe
1993 320CE Sportline