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Old 11-12-2002, 11:52 PM
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560SEL rear links???

This evening I had to make an aggressive stop on the highway. Just as the car came to a halt there was a very loud clunk, accompanied by the sensation of somethin shifting. First thought was that the bowling balls in the trunk had slid forward and hit the rear seat back.

Upon arriving at home I checked the trunk, everything was in place. Next I began looking underneath with the flashlight. To my surprise I found, what I think is the rear link, loose from the rightside caliper carrier.

Close up

I looked in FastLane but was unable to locate the part. Looking in the manual, it refers to the tube as a "bolt". Do the replacement links have this "bolt". Can anyone provide the part number so I can search PartsShop? I need to try and locate the parts ASAP, will be doing both sides.

Looks like a straight forward job. I should be able to borrow the puller to remove the bolt from the sub frame and the end cap of the caliper carrier appears to come off. Any hidden surprises?
Mike Tangas
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