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Old 09-28-2008, 04:47 AM
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Suspension Problem

I drive a 04 E240 (non-airmatic) 120000 KM and feel some suspension problems;

1. When i get past a big hump, the front part of chassis hit the ground pretty hard. this happens when i have 3 or more passengers on board. Have my springs gone weak??

2. While coming out of a turn, my steering doesn't completely set back to the center by itself. i manually rotate almost 10 degrees to bring it back to the center.

3. i installed brand new tires, but have a vibration over 60KPH. Balanced those even with road force balancer but in vain. One technician suggested to change the Idler Arm. does it make sense??

please help
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Old 09-28-2008, 12:27 PM
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No, it doesn't make any sense. Your car has rack and pinion steering and as such has no idler arm.
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