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Old 03-06-2009, 12:35 AM
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Yeah that spring perch issue here in Michiganrustland....I'd be pretty paranoid about it. How have the gassers been going lately? Mine has been behaving....building up trust so it can let me down again in the future.
So educate this young grasshopper... what is the "spring perch" issue??

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Old 03-06-2009, 12:38 AM
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So educate this young grasshopper... what is the "spring perch" issue??
The metal "cup" that holds the front springs is welded to the body structure of the car on the W210 chassis....suffers from a rusting condition that can cause it to break away from the car....and the spring collapses....thus the suspension collapses on that wheel....pretty dangerous if it happens at higher speed!

There was a recall I believe that reinforces the structure.

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