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Old 06-21-2007, 06:07 PM
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Question Repairing front suspension and trans mounts. What should I switchout at the same time

My 300d has had a metalish crunching sound coming from its lower control arm on the right front when hood is pushed down upon.

1 lower control arm bushing got changed out but now it's about the same after a day, noise-wise. The previous owner had changed out the balljointcontrol arm with a new one, on the right side only, left is still original.

I'm going to swap out both ball joint/control arms and put in a new set.

Secondly, my Idle arm bushing is mutilated. One of those is on the way as well.

My mechanic noitced before the bushing was installed that the sleeve on my shock absorber was scraping the shock on one side. What could cause that?

This is whats going down in the next week...

replacing the 2 balljointcontrolarms, and Idle Bushing... 2 new lower ball joints, new calipers new rotors....

center support mount & bearing (totally trashed. 3/4 inch space gap all around)

2 flex discs (dunno when last changed if at all. looking at center support mount that is trashed, i assume the flex discs arnt happy.)

subframe mounts (not ordered yet- but this should sober up my cars drunk rear suspension, eh?)

What other bushings should be switched out that Im unaware of...

Are there other things I should check that would be easy to replace at the same time as above work?

Thanks everyone- Ive learned about a years worth of knowledge in a month. Plenty to go....

OBK #32
1985 300D Turbo (15 gal Greasecar kit installed)
(258,900+mi.) Thanks- Tachometer Fixed. Middle Vents Fixed. Transmission- 1000% better shifting.
Vac leaks- Fixed, Brakes replaced, Steering Box replaced, .... Information Rules.

Last edited by Bstef; 06-21-2007 at 09:32 PM.
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