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Old 02-02-2003, 08:43 PM
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Are there rear stabilizer bars on W123's?

While sitting at idle in a parking lot during the last cold snap I heard what sounded like a snowball hitting car body. I evern got out to see who threw whatever it was. Turns out there wasn't a hint of anything that hit my baby. Now when I go over a rough patch of road th rear end feels jittery and spongy. Is there a stabilizer or something that could have snapped in the cold?
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Old 02-02-2003, 09:35 PM
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Stabiliser bar link (plastic) could have snapped. It could have been other suspension components of course. What car? 300TD has the interesting hydraulic system to factor in.
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Old 02-03-2003, 07:24 AM
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Yes, the odds of the bar itself snapping would be remote. There is a plastic link on each side that is quite inexpensive and quite easy to replace. They usually fail by getting loose and rattling, but it would certainly be something worth checking.

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