Clunk from front drivers side - Mercedes-Benz Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-31-2013, 11:53 AM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Newbie
 
Date registered: Sep 2012
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Clunk from front drivers side

I recently experience a "clunk" from what I could just about work out to be the passenger side wheel when going over any medium or large bumps (curbs/speed bumps) and this was diagnosed by the garage as my front passenger suspension spring being broken. And was replaced.

Now, just one week later, I'm experiencing the same thing but from the driver side front wheel. Not happening all the time, and I went out 3 times today, and only on the third trip did I experience the clunk as I drove up the curb to my drive.

The garage said they'd replaced both front suspension springs as they have to change them in pairs. I’ll say that both front springs look new.

Is there anything worth checking myself before I take it back to the garage?

Also, I'm taking the car a on rather long road trip in a about a week’s time... somewhere around 1000 miles… Is the clunking something I should be worried about, or should it be OK for the trip?

2002 A160 - 56,000 miles.

Andrew
mastafool is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-03-2013, 10:55 AM
BenzWorld Member
 
Date registered: Feb 2012
Vehicle: 2003 ML500, 2003 SL500, 2007 S600 Designo, 2016 E400
Location: San Diego
Posts: 287
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 16 Post(s)
Check if your sway bar bushings are all there and in place. Usually the springs don't break or wear out, are you sure you aren't takling about the shocks?
mmiller619 is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-03-2013, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Newbie
 
Date registered: Sep 2012
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Ah, really sorry, I totally forgot to reply yesterday!

Car just come back from Mercedes today after lots of inspection and strip down of the car.. Top right strut mount (If I worded it correctly?!) was broken.
mastafool is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Mercedes-Benz Forums > General Mercedes-Benz

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes-Benz Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











  • Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
     
    Thread Tools
    Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
    Email this Page Email this Page
    Display Modes
    Linear Mode Linear Mode



    Posting Rules  
    You may post new threads
    You may post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are On
    Pingbacks are On
    Refbacks are On

     

    Title goes here

    close
    video goes here
    description goes here. Read Full Story
    For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome