Big bang from my rear end!

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  1. Geezer

    Geezer Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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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
     
  2. Howard

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    Spring snapping ?
     
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    i was going to say snapped spring too, if you get extra knocks on bumpy roads.
     
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    The loudness of noise is usually proportional to the size of the bill ;)
     
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    Spring sound likely, thinking of other explainations, stuck handbrake releasing ? (Did it happen just as you started moving?)
     
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    I never use the hand brake.
     
  7. Howard

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    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:
     
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    Did you run over a baloon?:)
     
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    Keep of the baked beans. :devil:


    Sorry but could not resist
     
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    I was waiting for Dieselman to post a reply, but you beat him to it... :D
     
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    I didn't know that, so when I park my S-Class I should use the brake as well.

    Alan
     
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    I'm guessing it's either a spring or your exhaust... depending on the type of bang!
     
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    Off to the Stealers now. :(
     
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    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:
     
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    Were you driving in Switzerland ?
     
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    ?????? Have they got bad roads? or spring bugs?
     
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    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. :(
     
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    Good news fella !!
     
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    Apparently they have the ability to create the "big bang"
     
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    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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