Big bang from my rear end!

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Geezer

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Leaving my drive at the weekend in my W209 Cabriolet there was a huge, and I mean huge, bang from the rear end. Inspected the car but there did not appear to be anything wrong.

I now get an occasional knock on bumpy roads but in every other respect everything seems OK.

Obviously something has happened. Any ideas guys before I take it to the stealership?

TVM
 
Spring snapping ?
 
i was going to say snapped spring too, if you get extra knocks on bumpy roads.
 
The loudness of noise is usually proportional to the size of the bill ;)
 
Spring sound likely, thinking of other explainations, stuck handbrake releasing ? (Did it happen just as you started moving?)
 
Should do ...

Not even when you park up ? the little lever that holds the gearbox in park is quite small and flimsy ....

If you park on a hill and someone taps you , it could break and your car would be off on an adventure ... :crazy:
 
Keep of the baked beans. :devil:


Sorry but could not resist
 
Should do ...

Not even when you park up ? the little lever that holds the gearbox in park is quite small and flimsy ....

If you park on a hill and someone taps you , it could break and your car would be off on an adventure ... :crazy:

I didn't know that, so when I park my S-Class I should use the brake as well.

Alan
 
Confirmed, it's nothing to do with baked beans but it is a broken spring. They're going to replace the pair. Thank Gawd for Service + :rock:

However, this is really embarrassing - I have an A Class as a loan car. :eek: It will destroy my street cred to be seen in that! :crazy: Now, where's that false beard!! :devil:
 
Well, I got my steed back good as new. :bannana:

It cost Service Plus some £400. I bet it would have been double that if I'd been paying. :crazy:

I think I'm going to miss Service Plus when mine expires next August. :(
 
Good news fella !!
 
However, this is really embarrassing - I have an A Class as a loan car. :eek: It will destroy my street cred to be seen in that! :crazy: Now, where's that false beard!! :devil:

I know that feeling - I went from a CL to a Smart to an A Class then a B Class (and then an E Class with a C Class coupe in the mix too)

CL to Smart was 'entertaining' - a rather different driving experience

Glad it all got sorted
 

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