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Old 02-18-2001, 05:33 PM
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how come when i am cruising at 60 mph when i let of the gas or press on it my car wanders for a second or so. aligment was just done. Feels like the geometry in the steering wheel changes or something.
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Old 02-18-2001, 11:14 PM
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stranger than fiction

djtalon, the corrilation between the cruise and wander may not be related.
Provided you have a correct 4 wheel thrust wheel alignment and all was well; there is one little very inexpensive critter that always is at the cause of wanderring.
It will cost you less than $30.00.
Check it out.
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Old 02-19-2001, 06:10 PM
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I might suggest that you have someone look at the rear suspension links etc., preferably someone familiar with this setup. You may have a bad bushing in one or more of the links causing the rear alignment to change when you change the loading on the driveline.
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Old 02-19-2001, 06:58 PM
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I agree with D Haner the wander could be a bad bushing in one of the links or it may need the subframe mounts replaced. These links are common replacement items.
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Old 02-20-2001, 06:47 PM
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Rear Thrust Arms

This is a familiar topic with 300Es and worthy of a thoughtful search on this forum. I believe you might find some comments under a thread entitled "Floating 300E" from late last year. Under sudden acceleration or deceleration, the rear suspension geometry can change enough to make it feel as if the rear end is steering the car. Mercedes has changed the original thrust arms to heavier pieces.

The part referred to above is a very likely culprit. I also agree with the comment about rear subframe mounts (along with differential mounts).

Annoying problem, isn't it?

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