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Old 07-24-2002, 08:39 PM
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Squeaking sound from suspension

I've noticed a sqeaking sound from the front right suspension in my'97 C230 w/41k miles. It squeaks when driving on roads with alot of small dips and irregularities in the pavement, but not neccisarily rough pavement with potholes, etc. From what I can tell it squeaks only when the suspension compresses significantly.
I haven't noticed any decrease in ride quality, responsiveness, etc., only the noise. I'd like to know what could be causing this noise, and if it should be fixed immediatly, or if it can wait. Thanks for any help.
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Old 07-24-2002, 09:40 PM
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Same problem

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Sorry I can't offer any advice, but I've noticed the same problem with my '97 C230 (134 000 Km). However, I would describe the sound as a 'creak'. Mine seems to come and go, is dependent on the outside temperature (the cooler, the more noticeable), and primarily affects the rear suspension. Similarly, I have not noticed any decreases in performance.

I've been meaning to post this problem earlier, but due to the hotter weather up here in the Great White North, I haven't heard it lately and it's slipped my mind. Although that could be related to drinking too much beer at the cottage which may have negatively affected my memory (just reinforcing Canadian preconceptions).
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Old 07-26-2002, 07:54 PM
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I noticed a bad creaking sound with my '88 420SEL when it got real cold, but this is all the time, no matter what the temperature. Anyone have have any advice?
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Old 07-26-2002, 08:51 PM
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creak

have someone bounce the veh up and down
while you feel the upper and lower ball joints.
seen quiet a few uppers give off noise
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Old 07-27-2002, 07:20 PM
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Thanks. If that is the problem, would it be expensive to have fixed?
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Old 07-27-2002, 08:18 PM
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can't give a quote on cost , if you can conirm the source
shop the dealer or your favorite indie.deler and a reputable
idie should charge around the same for parts
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Old 07-28-2002, 09:01 PM
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C230...

if that's your mileage i would go back to the a dealer a see if they'll cover it under warranty.if they don't go to your regional rep and hound them for results
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Old 07-29-2002, 10:11 AM
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I had the same "creak" in my '97 C280 - the drag link and ball joints were replaced and it went away. Cost some bucks though.

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Old 08-01-2002, 02:36 AM
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No, it's no longer under warranty. Thanks for your suggestions.
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