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    W203 rear suspension noise

    My GT85 spray didn't last. However, 7 years or so later I've finally fixed this annoying passenger side clonking noise. Check the positioning of the rubber bush that's in the bodywork above the coil and install the lower metal shim (that a lot of people seem to ignore). Make sure that the coil...
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    W203 Rear spring rubbing.

    Got fed up with the clonking on the passenger side. Jacked up car and removed the wheel. Disconnected the shock absorber (1 nut and bolt), supported the control arm with a trolley jack (to control the coil tension) and removed the "wheel hub bush" nut and bolt. Slowly and carefully lowered the...
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    W203 Rear spring rubbing.

    Thanks Petrol Pete. Not going to get round to this for some time but starting the research and good input is appreciated. Great advice re the bushes and yes, if I go down the route of changing the arm, I will go new. However, there doesn't seem to be anyone who sells my specific arm...
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    W203 Rear spring rubbing.

    Thanks for the quick reply Petrol Pete. That looks very tidy. Job well done. I'll double check for spring break but suspect geometry might be off. I've had the car since new (20 years) and only changed the rear coils and shock absorbers once but have never done the bushes or replaced the spring...
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    W203 Rear spring rubbing.

    I have a 54 plate c200 w203 with Sports package. The left rear coil is also rubbing. I have replaced the coil recently but the noise returned after a while. In other words it's still rubbing and make that clunking "hammer against body panel" sound. I guess this is the coil rubbing on the arm and...
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    W203 rear suspension noise

    DSM10000 - Let us know if it fixes the problem.
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    W203 rear suspension noise

    I had the same noise as Beno and Nigel on my 54 plate W203 with sports suspension for years. Sounded like a panel was being knocked - a hollow noise definitely coming from the nearside rear. After much research and checking for no broken springs I'd thought I'd fixed it by changing the shocks...
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