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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-01-2012, 02:20 PM Thread Starter
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1997 E300 front end clunk

Hi everyone,
I have got a clunking sound coming from the front of my 1997 E300 turbo diesel. When it was checked over at the garage for its annual test, they found nothing wrong but this is now irritating me. It only happens when pulling away when turning through 90 degrees, like onto a main road from a side road and after that it is fine. Any ideas guys?
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I browsed through the book, there are two parts that might be the cause, the steering knuckle and the suspension ball joint. Their names make some sense in your described symptom. Have a pro inspect them on the side that you heard the clunking noise.
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Agree with mbvis especially about a ball joint. When the garage checked it over they should have inspected the front end for any play so I'm surprised they missed it.

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