Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help

Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Tech Help

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-22-2003, 07:13 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Cherry Hill, NJ
Posts: 31
Unhappy At hwy speed - Terrible Shaking from Rough Part of Road

Hey Guys. '92 300TE 4 matic. At highway speeds - for example 60 mph, I hit a series of small potholes and the front end begins to shake and get worse. Kind of like the shake gets momentum and I have to brake to lower speed for it to stop.

The shaking is so bad I almost think the front wheel lugs are loose and wheels are shaking off. Seriously, this is scary on the highway - I'll keep out of that lane this morning.

Would this be the Tie Rod ends, Ball Joints, Idler Arm Bushings(?)???

And what are the idler arm bushings? I will check the play on the wheels today.

Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2003, 07:16 AM
junior member
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 592
may want to check steering damper.
Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2003, 11:56 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 3,160
Shocks ??????????
2007 C 230 Sport.
Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2003, 01:17 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Southern California
Posts: 2,203
Steering damper is the likely suspect. Look at the following thread from a few days ago for a detailed discussion.

Scary Front End Vibration

Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2003, 01:45 PM
Posts: n/a
The first thing you need to do is raise the car safely and do the four P's, Push, Pull, Pry and Prod. Look for anything loose. Even with worn out shocks and steering damper, if everything is tight, you shouldn't get a violent shimmy like you describe.

You also need properly balanced tires. Many shops will balance with weights ONLY on the inboard lip. This is static balancing and will prevent the wheel from jumping up and down. You need a dynamic balance with weights on both planes to prevent the wheel from "wobbling."

Good luck,

Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:49 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page