W204 Steering Question

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W204 Steering Question

Post by nicholas128 » Sat 28 Apr, 2018 10:37 pm

Does the W204 have steer-by-wire or is it a hydraulic system?

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Re: W204 Steering Question

Post by John Green » Sun 29 Apr, 2018 8:55 am

Its a fairly standard system with a Hydraulic pump and steering rack, I think it is a speed sensitive system (lighter at parking speeds) so there is some electrical input, but the steering wheel is mechanically connected to the front wheels/tyres.
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Re: W204 Steering Question

Post by nicholas128 » Sun 29 Apr, 2018 5:08 pm

Thanks John.

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Re: W204 Steering Question

Post by AMG » Sun 29 Apr, 2018 5:40 pm

If your vehicle has code 213 then there is a proportioning valve on the steering rack which is the speed sensitive input. It is electronically controlled. The power steering system is hydraulic.
w205 -> has electric assisted speed sensitive steering.
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