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Old 02-28-2000, 09:08 AM
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I have recently noticed in my '91 300E that when taking a turn and hitting a bump, I have a shake in the front end. When this occurs, which is typically on rougher roads, it actually "feels" like something is loose in the front end. I have had the car up, but there isn't anything noticably loose. Also there is occassionally a squeaky rattle from the fron end (whether turning or not) when crossing washboard type bumps in the road. Additionally I have noticed a very very minor leak in the left front strut.

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!

Thanks...Guss
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Old 02-28-2000, 06:14 PM
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Your struts are shot... Sounds like a classic case of wheel hop under lateral loading. You also might consider these:: lower control arm bushings, ball joints, tie rod ends. All of these components will cause tracking problems. You should also get an alignment after you're done with the fixing part.

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Old 02-28-2000, 08:59 PM
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Have it put on a lift and checked by a tech. Even if you are going to do it yourself.

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