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Date registered: Aug 2013
Vehicle: 300TD 1999
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Help-Lost Spring On 300TD 1999
First post on this site-was looking for some input or guidance with an odd occurrence.
I have a 1999 300 TD with 172,000 miles. Last week my front right spring came lose from the top cap and broke free while driving. Was barely able to drive home, not sure what had happened , but right side dropped where tire rim is almost touching tire. Brought it to a mechanic and he said the top cap of the spring rusted out and broke free from the spring. He said this cap is attached to tower ridge and I needed to get it fixed at a body shop since the rusted cap was attached to tire inside wheel cavity.
What should I do? Has anyone heard of this happening before. Should I get it fixed or just junk the car since he said the repair will be 2-3k and the alignment will never be the same.
Thank you in advance for your input. He said there was nothing I could have done to prevent this-very odd thing!