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Old 08-06-2002, 03:36 PM
stephenson stephenson is offline
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I have replaced my tensioner shock twice on my 350 SDL - wear rate is about 2 years max.

While some of the threads point to a bushing getting soft or othewise deteriorated, the actual shock absorber mechanism in mine wears out ...

The rattle is pretty horrific ... put a new one on for about $25 and presto .... (relative) silence.

First one took an hour ... second one about 20 minutes.
George Stephenson
1991 350 SDL (200K and she ain't bent, yet)
former 2002 E320 4Matic Wagon - good car
former 1985 300 CD - great car
former 1981 300 TD - good car
former 1972 280 SEL - not so good car
a couple of those diesel Rabbits ...40-45 mpg
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