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Old 08-06-2004, 04:15 PM
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Help with front suspension noise??

Hi - I've got an '94 E320 and recently it has developed a "clunking" sound coming from the front left suspension components. The only time I notice this sound is when I'm moving slowly in reverse and apply the brake and immediately after I put in in D and engage the brake.

At first, I thought it may be the brake caliper moving cause the sound was related to braking action in either direction - of course this wasn't the problem.

I've jacked the car up and have visually and physically shook all the obvious components for play - none found.

I'm wondering if this is a common problem that I'm just not recognizing.

I also have slight steering wheel shake and am wondering if this problem is related to my clunking noise?

Any comments greatly appreciated.

Vic

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Old 08-06-2004, 07:04 PM
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124' are notorious for breaking the inner sway bar mounting brackets. With the wheels hanging you won't get any free-play, so take a good look at the brackets where they bolt to the frame. Good luck.
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Old 08-06-2004, 09:20 PM
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Nope - checked the sway bar bracket and it looks good.

Any other suggestions?
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Sway bar bushings or upper strut mount. If the mounts have cracks, the interior is gone, replace them. Loose strut mounts will cause wander.

Check the tie rod ends, too.

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Old 08-09-2004, 09:31 PM
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Make sure the lower control arm bolts are good and tight. I've seen a few that needed to be re-torqued to resolve noises that seem similar to yours. Make sure you don't turn the bolt though. Hold it with a box wrench and tighten the nut. If you turn the bolt you'll change the caster/camber.
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Old 08-13-2004, 01:08 PM
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Hi Vic,

Im just back from the garage were I replaced the engine mounts on my 1984 500 SEL. The reason - clunking noise at garage shifts, when going over speed bumps, sometimes at start up, a car that felt quite loose in the front end and wandered on the road. When I took the old mounts the rubber had collapsed with 1/2 Inch on one and 1/3 of an inch on the other one.

After the replacement the clunks and the wandering and looseness in the steering is gone (except for a little bit of play in the steering box that I will do some other day).

I was convinced for a long time that one or the other of the steering parts was broken or extremely worn out to give this much problems.

Just some input that might help - Good Luck

Mikael

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