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Old 07-30-2000, 09:42 PM
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I have a 1989 300e...When i hit certain raised bumps in the road or when i go up my driveway, there is occasionally a cracking or creaking sound coming from the front suspension..the specific area i do not know, but i would like to find out what it is..could it be old and worn out shocks? i dont believe the shocks have ever been replaced on the car..thanks


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Old 07-30-2000, 10:38 PM
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Creaking can be bushings or ball joints. Cracking, I don't know. What's the mileage?
You can try to isolate it by pushing down as hard as you can on the front corners and see if you can produce the noise.

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Old 07-31-2000, 12:30 AM
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that's exactly what i and my cousin pushed down as hard as we can on the corners of the car, esp. the front right, and the car makes a crackling sound..not really cracking sound...this has been a problem already with the stock tire/rim combo. but now with the 17in setup, it is more prevalent.. if it is the balljoints, how extensive is a repair is it? thanks


p.s. mileage is 95,000 miles

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