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Old 04-12-2005, 10:06 AM
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Squeeky Front End (124 Chassis)

I read a thread here about a Squeek when steering or when the chassis moved up and down. I had tried to locate it but could not. The suggestion was to drill a small hole in the lower ball joint seal and inject some oil into the ball joint. I did that and the squeek immediately went away. So I will get the ball joint replaced. I would never have thought that the ball joint was capable of making so much noise. It was really loud. Thanks again to whomever posted that suggestion.

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Old 04-13-2005, 02:33 AM
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You're welcome!
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/showthread.php?t=119149&highlight=injected+oil

I recently did the ball joints myself and posted the story in the DIY section, http://www.peachparts.com/Wikka/W124BallJoint

Just curious, but can you let me know what the job ends up costing?
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Old 04-13-2005, 10:14 AM
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Amazingly complex job! I ain't gonna do it. When it starts to squeek again it is off to the shop. I have a guy here in San Antonio who does MBs' and he is very reasonable. I get enough busted knuckles rebuilding my 57 Chevy step side. But thanks for the info.
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Old 04-13-2005, 09:34 PM
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You're welcome!
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/showthread.php?t=119149&highlight=injected+oil

I recently did the ball joints myself and posted the story in the DIY section, http://www.peachparts.com/Wikka/W124BallJoint

Just curious, but can you let me know what the job ends up costing?
Hi ...Thanks for an awesome DIY on the removal of the ball joints..

I am having my ball joints replaced next weekand was quoted 3 hrs labor cost of $250... Had my tierods replace several months ago at $100 labor
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Old 04-14-2005, 12:28 AM
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That seems very reasonable for that job. I got a quote of about $460 just for the three tie rods from the MB dealer here in the Bay Area, CA.

Doing the DIY was a lot of fun, and getting feedback is also fun. I highly encourage it, even if just for selfish reasons...
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Old 04-14-2005, 02:49 PM
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Don't wait around. If it pops out of its socket (like mine did), it could be fatal.
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Old 05-11-2005, 10:56 PM
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had balljoints replaced today..what a difference..that squeaky noise was driving me crazy and of course a driving hazard..
thanks guys for your input
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how much did it cost?
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Old 05-13-2005, 01:16 PM
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stopped in on this mechanic tuesday quoted me $175 labor ..bought in wednesday fixed ..this was the lowest price I received..was getting quotes $250-$450 ..also replaced my front brakes for $25 labor..I gave him $20 tip

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