Front subframe

area51

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Does the front subframe on the A-class bolt directly to the chassis, or is it mounted on bushes of some description?

Thanks in advance..
Chris
 
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Thanks for your reply Type 49.

I asked the question because I have an A160 that clonks once if I pull away reasonably quickly and will also then clonk [once] on the overrun.

I can reproduce the noise with the car stationary by increasing the idle speed and then selecting D or R.

The clonk can be felt through the driver's side front engine mount [ the one attached to the cylinder head] and clearly heard on the subframe [ using a long screwdriver as a kind of stethoscope].

Changing the engine mount had no effect. I am now wondering about the front anti roll bar rubbers particularly as the anti roll bar clamp is situated directly below the engine mount where the clonk can be felt.
 

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