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Old 04-20-2013, 07:34 PM
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'99 e320 frt suspension wobble

1) Front suspension developed a severe shake between 50 & 60 mph (daughter says this developed over time but never reported it to me)
2) Found the driver's side lower ball joint & tie rod to be worn
3) Replaced both on both sides
4) Shake is reduced but still there (tires are worn & a balance weight may be missing)
5) All other ball joints are tight
6) Noticed about 1/4" of lateral movement on the front bushing of both front lower control arms (seem to be about the same lft & rt)
7) Rear bushing has no movement

QUESTION: Is a bit of movement in the front bushing of the lower control arm normal or are control arm bushings my next replacement? As far as I know, no suspension parts have ever been replaced on this vehicle (I got it in 2006).
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Old 04-20-2013, 08:46 PM
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Make sure the wheel bearing clearance is properly set.
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Old 04-21-2013, 05:51 AM
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I have read that shocks are old,and time to replace.
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Old 04-21-2013, 02:06 PM
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Try rotating the tires and see if anything changes.
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