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Old 07-16-2008, 09:09 PM
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front suspension 87 300SDL

Recent purchased and i'm finding new stuff every day.
pics:
1. passenger Upper control arm boot cracked & dry. I assume this need replacing.
2. passenger LCA bushing. moves just a little, maybe a 1/16" vertical. drivers side good. makes noise going over bumps and vibration at 65-70.
3. yeah, what is that thing and why is there rubber sticking out of it? is it a motor mount?

I've read DIY threads and I should be able to replace the UCA & LCA if I follow the directions, right? they all seem to be for a W123 though. I'm not saying its simple but do-able.
any help or suggestions would be appreciated. TIA
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Old 07-16-2008, 09:18 PM
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Looks like you should go for the whole front end deal:

- upper control arms (ball joints are integral)
- lower ball joints
- LCA inboard bushings
- guide rod bushings
- guide rod mount bushings (in the third picture, 2 per side)
- guide rod bushings at LCA
- sway bar end bushings
- sway bar middle bushings

Start looking for a spring compressor if you will DIY. Otherwise it's about $2000 for parts an labor at an independent shop.

How do the steering bits look?

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Old 07-17-2008, 09:24 AM
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suspension 87 300 sdl

thanks sixto, I don't know what steering bits are. steering seems to be pretty good with no play just vibration at 65-70. still seems driveable around town but i'm leery of taking a long trip. are there threads with pics and names to helpo me identify those things you mentioned, like guide bushings, sway bars, etc.
I've been around cars a long time but never botrhered to learn all the terms for the steering and suspension.
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87 300SDL 245K (so far)
85 300cd 253K (so far)
2000 Chevy Silverado (gasser)
1993 Chevy 4x4 Diesel (auction truck)
2000 Monte Carlo (wife's car)


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Old 07-17-2008, 04:27 PM
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Here's a parts breakdown pilfered from performanceparts.com. You can check that site but they don't have a complete list of names either.

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Old 07-18-2008, 07:35 AM
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about my first post suspension 87 300sdl

Is there anyone in Pinellas County Florida (Tampa Bay) that I could talk to about doing these changes before I get started? a little instructions would go a long way in my confidence level if nothing else. TIA.
and thankks sixto
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87 300SDL 245K (so far)
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2000 Chevy Silverado (gasser)
1993 Chevy 4x4 Diesel (auction truck)
2000 Monte Carlo (wife's car)


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I would rather trust Jesus on this one,
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