W245 B200 Clunking/ knocking at the rear - suggestions?


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Jan 26, 2017
B200 CDI Sport (W245) / A200 Turbo Manual (W169)
For the last couple of months I've had a 'clunking' kind of noise coming from the rear passenger side of the car whenever I go over a bump in the road.
It started happening when going over larger bumps, but now even driving down my (slightly-bumpy) street is causing the noise.
It sounds like something it loose and i assume a bush has gone but I'm not entirely sure which or how many different parts are back there which comprise of rubber bushes.

I also inspected the suspension to make sure it's not a snapped spring etc, but I couldn't see anything untoward.

To be on the safe-side :)D) I've ordered a Bilstein Pro suspension kit anyway.

I've also purchased new droplinks for all 4 corners as I thought I may as well do those whilst fitting the suspension.

Can anyone tell me of any other (rear) bushes that could possibly be to blame for the clunking noises?
Ideally, I'd like to buy the parts and then do it all at the same time... but I can't seem to find much info about these cars online.


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