Higher housing of the spring

basamir

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Hello,
Is it possible that the higher housing of the spring before right is sagging? The difference in level between the straight wheel and wing and that of left and wing is about 6cm.
Is that can be the cause?
 
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C180 Chris

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Hello,
Is it possible that the higher housing of the spring before right is sagging? The difference in level between the straight wheel and wing and that of left and wing is about 6cm.
Is that can be the cause?

Hi Basamir,

Am i correct in thinking that one side of your car is 6cm lower than the other?

If so, take of the wheel on the lower side, this will allow you to see the coil spring you need to take a very close look at it to see if a section of it has snapped off. Pay close attention to the bottom of the spring as i think that this is a common failure point.

Hope this helps,
 

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As your axle is bent, then something else could be as well, but this could be the effect of that bent axle link
 

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Hi,
Following on from C180 Chris, the car could have had a spring go in the past and only replaced the one with an incorrect Item, instead of buying a pair, also worth checking the spring pads which are rubber items which sit between the body and the spring are matching items also as MB change the thicknesses of these pads to increase or decrease the ride hieght according to spec.
Check the amount of turns you have in the springs on each side as a quick visual check if the springs are not snapped.
Spring perch is the correct terminolgy for the higher housing of the spring, though these have rusted out and collapsed on 210's not heard of this on other models.
 


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