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Old 10-07-2001, 06:13 AM
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Location: Mission Hills in the City of San Diego
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PROBLEM (not solved, but...) FOUND!!

Ok, well I finally had the lower control arm bushings replaced on Friday. The car drives SO much better now. And the total only came out to $450!

Well after getting my car back (a dream after driving that Pontiac Grand PEICE OF ****!), the difference was astounding. I could actually control the car again. But shortly after getting my back, I noticed the popping sounds were coming quite often. I thought that maybe they just needed some time to set in (?). Well I know they do not. But the pops are there! I can hear them coming from the front end, but I can also hear it from the rear end of the car too! And when I hear these pops, it's pronounced that they are the "acceleration resistance!" So when I hear or feel one of these pops, it happens at the same time the car is having it's "resistance." So I now know what my acceleration resistance problem is!!! And I'm definitely glad it's suspension related.

1. What causes pops in the rear with the suspension? PLEASE don't tell me the rear has the same kind of bushing too...!!

Taking the car back in early next week to have them fix the front bushings again and inspect the rear suspension.

2006 E350 w/ 155k miles (Daily Driver)

1993 300E 3.2L Sedan w/ close to about 300k miles
2003 E500 Brilliant Silver (Had 217k miles when totalled!)
1989 300E with 289,000 miles (had for <1 yr while in HI)
03 CLK 500 cabrio (Mom's)
2006 C230k (Dad's)
1999 S420 (Mom's/Dad's)
2000 C230k Sport sedans
2001 CLK320 Cabrio (Mom's)
1995 C280 My First Mercedes-Benz... (155k miles. EXCEPTIONAL AUTOMOBILE. Was Very hard to let go of!)

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