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Old 05-14-2003, 12:41 PM
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Having just completely rebuilt my 123. It looks like the sway bar bushing. I don't see how it would fall of the car. Mine required some manipulating to get them into the uppercontrol arm. The sequence had to be done just right or they would not go in. Have you had the suspension rebuilt at anytime? The mechanic could have dropped it in the engine compartment and it just now got loose.
Look at the front of the swaybar as it comes through the upper control arm. If the bolt came off than the front rubber bushing could come off. The picture below is of the 123 suspension.
The attached picture shows the sway bar going into the UCA. Just to the right of the white shock cover and behind the upper control arm ball joint is where the sway bar attaches. I do not know of this is the setup on your 190. But Mercedes ususally builds things using the same philosophy.

What is the dimension of the piece. Could it have come from the engine compartment?

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