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Old 02-13-2001, 11:05 AM
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Seems like everytime i take my car to a scheduled maintenance, the ball joint need to be tightened or replaced.

Is this an ongoing problem with all 1997 C36's? or even all C-classes? Or is it just me. I don;t drive the car all that hard. Regular driving i guess. Definitealy no wild cornerings and i try to avoid pot holes. (not that there are many in Toronto)

Any info would be appreciated.


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Old 02-13-2001, 12:46 PM
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What is the symptom that the ball joints have to be replaced? Can you please advise?
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Old 02-13-2001, 02:25 PM
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Well, the technician decribed it as a clunking sound when you go over bumps.

After they serviced it..the car felat brand new. I can feel every single bump on the road. Seems more responsive too. And when i turn onto driveways, no clunking sound...just smooth like new.
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Old 02-13-2001, 02:36 PM
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I have a problem on my kompressor and I don't know if it is related. Dealer hasn't found a way to fix it yet! It is intermittent. i can hear clunking when turning or crusing at around 700rpm after driving for half hour. Any suggestions? It first happened when I turned into the garage to park.
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Old 02-15-2001, 11:52 AM
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Have them tighten the suspension or change the ball joints ont he car. It should be part of the reguler service maintenece though.
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