rear anti-roll bar

picto27

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does anyone know if all C class cars have a rear ARB? my P reg C180 is generally unstable, low @ rear end and does not have an ARB @ the rear, but the 2 reference C class cars( unknown model) that i have seen both have a rear anti-roll bar. Anybody any ideas
 

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ARB does not affect the ride height or any straight-line dynamics. If the ride height is wrong look at the springs

Nick Froome
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thanks for your quick reply, thats what i thought. out of curiosity, should this be advised or fail an MOT. not that it makes too much difference cos i now believe that both lower front suspension arm bushes and at least 1 engine/trans mount are going bad. instability and vibration explained; i think. time to bin and buy another motor.
 

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Hi,
I don,t think you should have any issues regarding MOT as some cars never had a ARB as long as the old one has been completely removed, but if it was mine i would be looking to put it back on there as the car was designed to have one.
 

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It should, in theory, be an MOT fail.

In practice, if the MOT tester doesn't know off the top of his head if a car should, or shouldn't have an anti-roll bar on a particular axle, or if there are not obvious clean or broken fixings where one has obviously been, then the car won't be failed.

There isn't a master list of anti-roll bar fitment for MOT reference purposes, and a tester would have to a serious MB nerd to know if there should be one fitted.

Remember, the MOT is really only a basic (but quite sensible) check - it makes no claims of completeness or rigour.
 

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