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Old 07-17-2002, 10:51 PM
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Sweaking from rear suspension????

Hello All
Just noticed some sweaking noise from the rear suspension ,can somone shed some light on it ???
It appears to be coming even when stationary and you push the rear end up and down.
What bushings would have to be replaced and possible replacement costs please?
The car has 145,000KM and its a 88/300E.
Appreciate all replies and have a great summer.
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Old 07-18-2002, 11:03 AM
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AV,

I have a similar problem on my 190e. I thought I had it licked with a new rear track/tie rod. The boot was riped and that was my best guess as to where the noise was coming from (crawling under the car while the wife jumped up and down on the bumper). There are five joints in the rear suspension and to pin point the source of the noise is difficult if something is not visually obvious. Anyways, after replacement, it was nice and quiet.......for about two weeks. Go figure.

Let me know what you find.

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Old 07-18-2002, 01:26 PM
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Sway bar bushings on the sway bar links, check them out!!
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Old 07-18-2002, 07:54 PM
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Sweaking!

Yal.
Is this a matter of replacing just the bushings or complete bar?

I had the car on a hoist and it seems the bushings on the two bars (like the i beam from the body to rear suspension are bulged)i dont know what this bar is called.Maybe someone can enlighten me.
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Old 07-18-2002, 09:34 PM
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The sway bar curls its way through the suspension and drive shaft from one side to the other and is attached to the lower control arm by short links (a bar about 8 inches long going straight up). Its just a matter of replacing the sway bar links which come with new bushings not the bar itself. I am not sure if you can just get the bushings only maybe someone else can confirm that.
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Old 07-18-2002, 10:04 PM
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I think the best way to find these @#$#%&^ squeaks is to do the following:

-If you can get your car on a lift that supports it by the wheels
-Get under the car while someone bounces it up and down.
-If the squeak is not evident then use a piece of tubing; one end to your ear the other pointed at suspected areas.

If have used this system before and found an elusive squeak quite quickly.

It beats randomly replacing parts.

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Old 07-18-2002, 10:06 PM
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BTW AV

Your car looks great! It took me a minute to figure out from the pictures all that you have done. Question, are the flexible pieces between the mirrors and the doors painted? What did you use?

Which exhaust did you put on?

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Old 07-27-2002, 08:01 PM
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Found my squeek!

AV,

I found my squeek and it wasn`t sway bar bushings or any of the arms. It was the bushing on the bottom of the rear hub. It`s a bit involved to get off and its a $43 bushing!

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Another photo.

A close up.


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Old 07-27-2002, 08:25 PM
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Paint!

Hello J
The mirrors and the rubber fillers were all painted by a friend who owns a body shop and accourding to him he used some kind of 3m mask paint for the rubbers and or plastic.Its some special paint that is applied before the body color to make it flexible and have better adhesion to the rubber.He painted my bumpers and body side mouldings 2-3 years ago and to date theres no peeling whatsoever and it looks great.Its better to get a professional to do the job.

The exhaust is a stainless steel type like the arospeed and boy its sweet sounding and i really enjoy it very much.

Now only if i can find a set of monoblocs and tire package.......anybody there with a set they need to get rid of in 17 inch or someone who is looking to upgrade to 18 or 19 inch.???

Also trying to make a deal on HID conversion.Found someone who has low/high beam for benz with hella ballast for a wholesale price of 550.00 in group buy if anybodys interested.

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Old 07-28-2002, 04:07 AM
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Tinker, Thanks for the update on the infamous squeak.

What did you have to do to remove the bushing from the hub?

How long did it take to remove the hub?

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Haasman,

It came apart relatively easy. Looking at it initially, I thought I would pay someone to do it, but I started unbolting and end up pulling the whole thing apart, including removing the lower spring perch to replace the inboard bushing. I figured I might as well since I have it this far apart. Unbolting all the arms is easy, BUT you will need an air wrench to get the axle nut off (took about 10 minutes to get it to budge). Access to the bolts/nuts behind the splash sheild is impossible, so you have to remove the parking brake to remove the allen bolts that secure the shield to the hub. This way you can rotate the shield to get the openning to the various bolts. Shield can not be removed without removing the axle flange.

MY SUGGESTION!!! The bushing pressed out pretty easy. I would attempt to press it out with a big C clamp and a similar (O.D.) socket WITHOUT completely removing it from the car. This should be able to completed in less than a few hours.

In order to get the hub in a press, you have to remove the splash shield, otherwise you will crush it. The only way is to hammer the flange off the hub (per manual). Took about 20 minutes of POUNDING with a sledge. Ended up destoying the seal for the rear wheel bearing (DOOOOAAHHH, my best Homer Simpson!) but there is no other way to get it off. Its a tight press fit. It will now have to wait until Monday night so I can get parts from the dealer.

BTW, I pulled up to a light the other night and heard the 300e next to me make the EXACT same noise. I now know what`s in his future. It must be a common problem as the original part has been superseded and this part sits down in the perch and collects/receives all the road grime.

Good luck.

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Nice!

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AV,

I found my squeek and it wasn`t sway bar bushings or any of the arms. It was the bushing on the bottom of the rear hub. It`s a bit involved to get off and its a $43 bushing!

Tinker

did you have to pull it foreword or backword?
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If I recall correctly, I pushed it towards the front of the car.

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