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J.J.5621 01-30-2008 11:06 PM

2000 S500
Front suspension squeak . If you jack up the front end the squeak will go away for 1 to 2 miles then come back. I tried spray on the sway arm bushings, no good. Then tried lube on rack shaft because the squeak happened standing still just moving the wheel a little. Thanks for your help

mbdoc 01-31-2008 08:01 AM

The "early" W220 chassis is somewhat WEAK. Lower control arms & ball joints have been modified due to premature wear.

ILUVMILS 01-31-2008 12:15 PM

If it sounds like a creaky hinge, it's probably the lower ball joints. We do several dozen every month.

J.J.5621 02-01-2008 10:12 AM

Thanks for all the help.I tried putting a few drops of oil behind the rubber boot and it took the squeak out so I ordered lower ball joints. Thank again

J.J.5621 02-10-2008 10:24 PM

Replaced one side today, what a job. The lower ball joint is pressed in so
tight I had to remove the hole pick and press it off on the bench vice.
The other side won't take as long now I have one under my belt. Thanks for the help Joe

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