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Old 04-02-2002, 08:44 PM
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clunking noise in rear 190 16v

I have a 190 2.3-16 and the rear for somereason is stiff and klunks over the smallest of bumps. Could it be the accumulator cells or what else could it be?

gary manata from toronto canada

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Old 04-03-2002, 12:38 AM
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If the car bounces over bumps and is stiff, like you say, it is most definitely the accumulator spheres. Not hard to replace.
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Old 04-04-2002, 07:30 AM
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I thought i new a bit about cars, but ive never heard of accumulator Spheres..what on earth are these?
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Old 04-04-2002, 09:17 AM
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Most cars with hydraulic leveling systems have these "spheres" or nitrogen accumulators. This is where the shock absorber dampening takes place. WHEN they go bad there isn't any dampening, ie; HARDTAIL !

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