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Old 06-29-2009, 02:44 PM
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Faint Groaning coming from front wheel on '82 300 TD

When I turn the steering wheel to the right or left I can hear a faint groaning noise coming from the front right wheel. It sounds like something needs to be lubed or something. Also, there are a couple bushings that appear to be dry rotted. Just wondering if you all could point me in the right direction to fix this.
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Old 06-29-2009, 02:54 PM
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Time to check the wheel bearings. Need to know which bushings, as UCA bushings tend to go first.

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Old 06-30-2009, 10:11 AM
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check those ball joints too. i had groaning as well and it went away when the ball joints were replaced.
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Old 06-30-2009, 12:58 PM
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I'm guessing it's the wheel bearings. I need to check mine on my w124 as well. I hear and feel a groaning around fast curves. I've got the bearings... now I just need the time to do the job!
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