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Old 03-17-2000, 06:54 AM
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I measured my front end the right side was lower by about 1/2 inch. It's pretty obvious too when you look at the car from up front. Any ideas where I should check first? Could a faulty wheel alignment cause this? I checked my tie rods and the needed to be replaced. Was wondering if tie rods can be significant to height.


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Old 03-17-2000, 08:37 AM
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First the steering linkage is affected by height but does not cause height problems.

On the 124 body the strut plays a larger role in the geometry of the suspension than previous shock systems and a broken piston or deflated pressure could alter the height.

To a certain extent worn (or deflected) lower control arm bushings will cause the arm to extended and the front end to squat. This should be apparent in alignment and is only a problem if not alignable to proper camber.

Of course the main determinant of height is the spring system. MB gives four rubber cushion thicknesses (four different part #s from 8mm to 23mm) to correct height problems. Its a very uncommon procedure and is usually a cover for a sagged spring which should be replaced (in pairs). This kind of problem doesn't occur naturally till the later stages of a cars life (depending on driving conditions 200-300k or more I would think - its not a problem)

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Old 03-17-2000, 11:54 PM
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I have the same problem for few years and nobody can find the cose. I had 4 new springs and 4 new shocks put on 2 years ago and the problem is still there! Strut pads are also the same size. The driver side in front is lower than the pass. side noticeably. One mechanic even told me that this is happening becouse I drive almost always by my self with no passengers wich causes the left side of the car to be under load???
Let me know Francis if you have solved the problem.

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with 18" Carlson
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Old 03-18-2000, 01:45 AM
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In my case the passenger side is lower. Will have the front suspension aligned this week and will upate you on what the outcome is.


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