W124 200TE - odd noise at front & found this (pic)

Chicane-UK

Member
Joined
Dec 24, 2008
Messages
11
Reaction score
0
I apologise for lots of questions from a newbie but I'm totally new to Mercs and wanting to get good, reliable information from you guys.

For the last week or so, my 1991 W124 200TE has been making odd (worrying) noises from the front drivers side wheel. The backstreet garage who've been looking after the car for years say it's just a noisy old car - I don't take that approach and would prefer to put whatever is wrong, right.

It's only been happening for a week or so and I've been unable to find anything poking my head around under the wheel arch and underneath. It occurs on uneven road surfaces / potholes and most specifically where bumps are uneven - so if you go over a speedbump you don't tend to get a noise, but a pothole on the passenger side will cause it to happen. It's a metallic clonking kind of noise.

Now. Interestingly, this evening I got home and stuck my head into the wheel arch again to try and see if anything was obviously loose when I spotted something on the protective tray under the engine - I reached in and pulled it out and found the following. Some kind of rubber bush which has split off. I don't know if it is related but it seems like quite a coincidence.

Can anyone ID it and does it seem likely to be related? Is it an anti-roll bar bush or something? Could that be causing my noise? It's about the size of a shot glass if anyone needs an idea of scale!

Thanks.
 

Attachments

  • rubber01.jpg
    rubber01.jpg
    24.6 KB · Views: 52
  • rubber02.jpg
    rubber02.jpg
    19.7 KB · Views: 43

television

Always remembered RIP
Joined
Mar 14, 2005
Messages
164,073
Reaction score
331
Age
86
Location
Daventry
Your Mercedes
2002 SL500, 216 CL500, all fully loaded
When removing the bolts, if they are tight, undo one 2 turns, spray some WD40 in and do it up again, then it should come out easily
 
OP
C

Chicane-UK

Member
Joined
Dec 24, 2008
Messages
11
Reaction score
0
  • Thread Starter
  • Thread starter
  • #6
Cool. Thanks mate. Got some time off on Friday so might have a go at checking this out.
 

roofless

Senior Member
Joined
Mar 30, 2007
Messages
1,952
Reaction score
1
Your Mercedes
w124 e220 estate
if you get a chance spray them asap then it might be well soaked in by fri as they do snap off very easy
 

wireman

Senior Member
Joined
Sep 20, 2005
Messages
2,632
Reaction score
3
Location
lancashire
Your Mercedes
nice 201 2.5D 1993 & very nice 129 SL500 1994
When you fit them make sure the suspension is loaded with the weight of the car as the clamps are bolted tight, place blocks under the outer ball joints and lower the car onto them. The M8 nuts and bolts are best replaced ask the dealer for a set. If you are very flexible (physicaly) the whole job can be done without lifting the car at all.
 
Last edited:
OP
C

Chicane-UK

Member
Joined
Dec 24, 2008
Messages
11
Reaction score
0
  • Thread Starter
  • Thread starter
  • #10
I'm in my late 20's and not overweight - and ground clearance looks pretty good so I reckon I might be able to get away without lifting the car then which is a bonus :)

Cheers guys :)
 


Text: V4B offer competitive leasing deals across the Mercedes Benz range, we have excellent knowledge and experience on the Mercedes product and we pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service.
V4B
Top Bottom