W204 Rear Subframe Problems.

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  1. Dichtung

    Dichtung Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Are early W204s having rear subframe problems? Two adverts recently read, state new rear subframe required. One ad. suggests control arm broken away, whereas the other ad. states subframe cracking, and then adds `common problem` Any reports? before I start looking.
     
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    Neiltodd Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Not that Im aware of, mine is good
     
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    daveenty Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Very common problem apparently, with several tales of woe both on here and on the other forum regarding subframes rotting merrily away from the inside out.
     
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    Deadly Dave Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    My other half's 2008 SLK has just failed the test because of a rusty rear subframe.
     
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    poormansporsche Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    From "that" thread and how deadly it was could become a major issue for mb (and owners!)
     
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    Dichtung

    Dichtung Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Ok Guys, Well, from your replies, it`s looking like before parting with cash, a subframe check is an absolute necessity,
    Thankyou all. Most helpful.
     
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