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Old 10-20-2008, 01:36 PM
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Red face Sway Bar - E420 - is there an "up side"

I removed the sway bar off the W124 - E420.

Planning to repaint the bar - I didn't mark "top".

Now I see that the ends have a slight "tilt up" or down. (Bend of about half inch)

Is the tilt part of the design, of a bend after 185,000 miles?

Do Sway Bards "go bad"

My project was just to repaint and re[plash the bushings.

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Old 10-20-2008, 04:12 PM
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The ones on the wifes' 400E appear to drop a bit at the ends,,, which would make sense I guess. I doubt if a sway bar would bend over time,,, but I've been wrong before.
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Old 11-03-2008, 07:56 PM
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There is a tilt

Posting for the post project update

There is a tilt to the sway bar

"Murphy" told me how to install the bar. and sure enough it was wrong - bar did not line up with "bolt downs" by the wheels.

Flipped to the correct orientation - and voila - the parts fit together.

Now to the next project - I'm finding a car with 188,000 miles needs wear-out partts need replacing.

found the front bearings need replaced
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'86 560SL (186K) - Now a 'classic' : Registered as an Historic Vehicle
'95 E420 (198K)
'99 E320 (80K)
'03 LS430 (Lexus)
- - - - -
'95 E420 (231K) Sold to a happy buyer, new to Mercedes
'90 300E (65K) Sold to an Mercedes Lover
'92 190E (215K) - retired to the salvage yard, sigh
'93 500SEL (214K) - Moved to another family, still runs like a young pup
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