floppy Top shock absorber mount

igaroot

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E300D 1996 W210
Passenger side shock absorber does not compress during normal driving. Top of shock absorber pushes up and then back down through the body / wheel well. Washer jingles and body amplifies the sound. My partner thinks the car is gonna explode. Yes, she is a woman.
Is it as simple as a bad shock? Is there a mount on the underside of the body / wheel well that popped off?
 

oigle

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Currently 2003 ML270. 2012 Nissan Maxima 250SL.
You can easily check. Remove the wheel and have a look at both ends of the shocker. Sounds like it has broken away at one end, possibly as a result of the shocker going "solid". Either way, you will probably need a new shock.
 

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It's a 210 after all, so rust could well be the villain here, if a mounting has broken free due to corrosion?
 

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Check that the top mount bodywork hasn't rusted through or been weakened by rust.
 

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Are there top mount bearings on this model ?
 


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