w210 rear suspension

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by leodis, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. leodis

    leodis New Member

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    I've noticed the rear of my 01 W210 Avantgarde is significantly lower on the drivers side than the passenger side. Looking underneath I cant see any obvious fault the spring isnt broken and looks the same length as the opposite side. I dont want to buy new springs if its something else causing this does anyone have any ideas?
     
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    NW_Merc Banned

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    The shocks have gone? :dk:
     
  3. grober

    grober MB Club Veteran

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    Almost certainly one of the springs has broken- such a common fault . Have you examined the springs with the car jacked up and the wheel removed. The springs can break right up inside the spring perch and can be difficult to see even for MOT testers
     
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    rascalmaster Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    +1 ^

    Olly was trying to show me the broken spring and I couldn't tell, till he got it out...
     
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    leodis

    leodis New Member

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    Shocks wouldnt cause it to be lower they absorb bumps they dont hold the car up(Unless its fitted with hydralastic suspension).
     
  6. jefrs

    jefrs Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Do ensure you are on an horizontal and flat piece of road.

    It's not the shocks unless they're the self-levelling type (estate = S210).
    If you have self-levelling or adaptive (ADS) then check with the engine running.

    Probably spring. Good news, fairly easy and reasonably cheap.
     
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    renault12ts MB Club Veteran

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    Don't assume that because it is down at the back that the problem is at the back. Check all four springs.
     

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