Front Spring Failure W210

tomnewo

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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.
 

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.
 

nadeem

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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.
 

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Repair costs about £150 supplied and fitted.
 

nadeem

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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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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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