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Old 01-24-2009, 01:43 PM
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1984 300sd suspension question

I am trying to find out where the popping and loose motion is coming from under my 300 sd. I jacked the car up and tryed to compress the spring with an ampro compressor tool. It seems that the spring is attached on the bottom. I thought the spring just sat in there and when I compressed it it would come out. I stopped and felt I needed to ask the experts for help and advise. What holds the spring in place? How do I check? Thanks in advance Jack
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Old 01-24-2009, 04:09 PM
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I finally got the spring to loosen. Can a big prybar show a bad bushing or bad joint? Help Please
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Old 01-24-2009, 04:25 PM
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Pretty sure the springs just sit there until you compress them. I'm no expert, but I did my 1983 300SD a few years back. Be sure you are using the correct spring compressor--can be quite dangerous if not.

I'm sure some experts will chime in here.
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Old 01-25-2009, 02:05 AM
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Seems the most common cause of this noise is from the guide rod bushing. Is the noise more noticeable when breaking? A pry bar will show the loose parts most likely.
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Old 01-25-2009, 02:22 AM
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Make sure you check the guide rod to footwell mount
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