You know Steve, I don't know why I didn't think balljoint, I mean I'm right in the middle of that job right now.
But it was the groaning upper/outer bushing that I heard first on mine. On the opposite side of the bad ball joints too.
'73 280SEL 4.5 (9/72)- RIP
Only 8,173 units built from 5/71 thru 11/72
'02 CLK320 Cabriolet - wifey's mid-life crisis
2012 VW Jetta Sportwagon TDI...at least its a diesel
Non illegitemae carborundum.