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How to fix a lower steering column universal joint on a 1998 mercedes vito van

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For safety reasons that part must be completely replaced, not fixed.

Posted on May 29, 2010

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Jack up and suitably support the front of the car so it is in a wheels free state.
With wheels removed;

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Check the lower steering column universal joint coupling needle rollers !

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