Front Spring Failure W210

Discussion in 'Bodywork' started by tomnewo, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. tomnewo

    tomnewo Member

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    Just received a call from the wife saying that she had heard an almighty bang whilst negotiating a roundabout (thankfully) was travelling only yesterday at 70mph on the M6 :rock:,I have been to the "scene" and have recovered my from o/s side spring and what appears to be a rubberised holder :eek: unbeliavable having just bought a replacemet front subframe to replace the rusted one (and have not had it fitted yet) there appears to be yet another problem and a scary one to boot.
    I have done some research and have discovered that this seems to be a known problem (another one)so I am bloody fuming :mad:

    Can anybody give me the lowdown on parts,recommended repairers,likely costs etc please ?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. renault12ts

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    Springs break regularly on 210s. I've replaced both my fronts.

    Springs are cheap. It cost me £40 to have them fitted.
     
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    tomnewo

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    Thanks Renault but I neglected to mention that the spring seems to be complete to me suggesting that the holder has failed...I could be wrong though.
     
  4. nadeem

    nadeem Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Ah your talking about the spring mount, common failure with the W210. Had two replaced.

    1. e430 98 £450 (required a Merc repair kit entire area rusted off)
    2. e320 cdi 2002 covered under Merc 8 yr warranty

    I'd recommend the repair kit the mount is already mounted on the metal plate that is used to cover the area of the body.
     
  5. Ian B Walker

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    Repair costs about £150 supplied and fitted.
     
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    nadeem Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Wow the repair kit alone cost me 150 rest was labour due to the inner rebuild.
     
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    tomnewo

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    Thanks Ian...wish I could get it to preston :mad:
     
  8. grober

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    Sounds as if one of your front spring perches has let go. Very common fault. Get both sides repaired
     
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    tomnewo

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    Ok..thanks guys.

    Just rang the nearest MD and the kit (cup and some sort of bearing) are £32 each so will do both sides...now to find a body shop that can do it ?? I take it placement of the cup is straightforward ?? and I imagine it will need tracking / alignment ?

    Cheers.
     
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    As long as the suspension height remains the same there is no other setup to do.
     
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    Thanks Dieselman.
     

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