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Old 06-26-2000, 05:48 PM
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I have a 1986 Mercedes 190E 2.3. I am getting a really bad creaking sound from my drivers rear suspension by the wheel. I'm 99% sure that it's the lower control arm bushing. Does anyone have a diagram of how I can lubricate or replace this bushing? If not, then the dealership quoted me $50 for the part and $200 for labor. Please help. Thanks all, Scott Chaffin slchaffin@ou.edu



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Old 06-26-2000, 07:28 PM
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I have never seen a bushing squeek. Closely check your ball joint; that is much more likely. Not a whole lot cheaper though.

You are talking easy "gravy" work for a technician with the special tools. You are talking a near imposible DIYer job with many safety and difficulty issues. Go to an experienced independent; you don't need the high labor price on this one.

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Old 06-26-2000, 11:00 PM
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I agree with Steve, I have seen many of these ball joints fail on 190's.

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