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Old 09-24-2001, 01:22 PM
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Angry 126 front end hysterics

Last summer the right guide rod mount went south on my '84 300SD and it developed a clunking noise in right front end. I took it to the dealer and it was replaced. Car was fine for about a month.
Then the sound appeared on the drivers side. The dealer replaced the mount on the left side. Car was fine for 3 days. Noise returned and I took it back to the dealer who replaced the ball joints and the steering damper. That lasted for 1 day. Now the dealer says that the front end needs rebuilt (what's left after the stuff they replaced? ). The bill?......about $1500.

I need opinions here. Let me know what you'd do!

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Old 09-24-2001, 10:15 PM
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Get another opinion. Several.
Why could the dealer not inspect the front end
first to determine if the overall condition was
at a point of needing a rebuild rather than doing it piece meal???
Your time is money. Let THEM pay
for the front end!!!!
Viel Gluck

1979 300D 220 K miles
1995 C280 109 K miles
1992 Cadillac Eldorado Touring Coupe 57K miles SOLD
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