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Old 04-26-2003, 09:56 AM
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Noise from rear of car

This is about my 1993 300SE 140 body. I notice that sometimes when I am making a right turn from a stop and gently accelerating I will hear a noise from the left rear wheel area that sounds like metal hitting metal, like the tap of a hammer, once per each rotation of the tire. It only does this once in a while. I removed the rear wheel and checked everything over for anything obvious but could not see anything that appeard out of kilter except for a leaking shock. The sound will last up to 30 MPH or so then quit. And I have put several hundred miles on the car in between times that it will make that sound. Does anybody have any thoughts? I have reviewed the archives on this but nobody seemed to have the exact problem, with a tap once per rev.

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Old 04-26-2003, 09:08 PM
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Dust shield?
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Old 04-26-2003, 10:52 PM
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dust sheild

that's what i would've said i had a similar noise when i changed my front pads

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