E280 front suspension rattle

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by Lancelot, Apr 4, 2014.

  1. Lancelot

    Lancelot New Member

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    My W124 has started to have a rattle that seems to be coming from the driver side from suspension. Could anyone tell me what could this be? The car is a W124 E280 1995. just 71,000 miles from new.
     
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    Lancelot

    Lancelot New Member

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    The correct word is creaking, not rattle. I have been told it is probably moisture in the bearings. Any thoughts are much appreciated.
     
  3. kth286

    kth286 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    when does it happen ? turning slowly or going over bumps ? etc etc
     
  4. GP801

    GP801 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Unless you have a broken spring its probably one of the bushes that has worn out. Best to replace them all. You will be amazed what a difference it makes to the feel/handling.
     
  5. Tinkerer

    Tinkerer Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Dry bottom ball joints can also give this problem in my experience, I just had to replace them to confirm it.
     

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