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Old 09-15-2008, 11:08 PM
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1987 300SDL Clunk

My 87 300SDL makes a clunk... especially in rear end....

Worsens with bumps in road.

Could it be shocks?


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Old 09-15-2008, 11:22 PM
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More likely its the sway bar links....cheap and easy to replace, they are on each wheel assembly and look like this:



$12.38 each on fastlane and you will need two of them.

If the shocks are real old they might also be shot, but usually the clunking comes from worn links.
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Old 09-15-2008, 11:28 PM
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Whats the best way to tell they are worn?

A mechanic told me a while ago that the sway bars themselves are shot but i didn't listen because after i was told he had a tendency to lie about things.... Was he possibly talking about this?
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Old 09-15-2008, 11:30 PM
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It could be a lot of things, but those links are a good start.
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Old 09-15-2008, 11:39 PM
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Ok, thanks i'll take a look at them first
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Old 09-15-2008, 11:52 PM
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About how big are the links so i will know exactly what i'm looking for?
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Old 09-15-2008, 11:57 PM
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Their right behind the rear wheels, coming off the sway bar. I forget their size, maybe what 7 inch's?

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