Rear Coil Springs

Clive/MEZ

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Anyone Heard Of E320 Saloon 53 Plate Having Both Rear Coil Springs Broken?
 

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MB's have been snapping springs all my career.

Done three sets this week!
 

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My front offside spring has gone on my 2002 E320 cdi estate. Local garage quoted £400 to replace both springs plus one drive belt. Part costs are around £97 per spring plus £15 for the belt. Just paid for a B assist service too, so not looking forward to having to pay for those. Plus MOT due in two weeks.

Also bought two new tyres and developed a quiet 'roar' at about 35 mph (which reduces in noise but gains in frequency at higher speeds) and a groan when braking. Tyres don't look like they are scuffing etc but the noise only started when they were replaced. Supplier took a look and said nothing wrong with the tyres - so any ideas welcome.

There was an advisory on the service that a bearing was a little noisy but I never heard it before, so I can't beliave it suddenly makes that sort of noise. However, anyone replaced a bearing? Expensive?

Never rains but it pours, doesn't it?
 

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What make are the tyres?

Cheapies tend to make alot of noise!

The price for those springs is a bit on the high side. Is yours a 210?
 

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Also bought two new tyres and developed a quiet 'roar' at about 35 mph (which reduces in noise but gains in frequency at higher speeds) and a groan when braking. Tyres don't look like they are scuffing etc but the noise only started when they were replaced. Supplier took a look and said nothing wrong with the tyres - so any ideas welcome.
Have you checked the pressure?
 

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Well, they were supposed to be 'mid range' tyres. They are WANLI or something like that. Ah - erm ..... perhaps the name says it all. But it does seem to be coming from one side and not the other.

I have no idea which model apart from I'm pretty sure when I bought roof bars the chappy said the later model was the larger ones which I bought. It's an 02 model if that helps. Chassis number starts WDB2102262x..... docs say Variant J226FO and Version SRBBAAO. Does the chassis number point to it being a 210?

I'm driving to Dover for a weekend soon so need to get it done quickly, but don't want to pay over the odds, particularly as MOT will need to be done at the same time.
 
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