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Old 06-26-2011, 09:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Rattle / Knock in the rear end 85 380SL

I finally discovered the source of the noise coming from underneath the rear of my car at low speeds while traveling over uneven ground. The rear sway bar/torsion bar is not connected to anything on the passenger side of the car at the end near the tire. The drivers side seems to be connected to a verticle rod coming off of the top of the axle but it slides freely with up and down movement. I dont think this is supposed to do this.
I have misplaced my repair manual, but would appreciate any help in determining if the right side end of the torsion bar should be connected to a verticle bar the same as the left side is. I haven't had time to jack up the car at this point but i think i am missing a part or something has broken off.
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Old 06-26-2011, 09:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There is a stabilizer/sway bar link on both sides. Not not rare for one to break or the rubber to wear out..
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Thanks Rowdie. it must be broken since it is not there ... would you know if this part is available without going through a dealership?
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They are not OEM so I am not sure of the quality. You should replace both. If you order over $50.00 shipping is free.
http://www.autohausaz.com/search/pro...=27@Suspension System&gid=7580@Stabilizer/Sway Bar Link
For some reason the link does not get you to the part. Try searching the site.
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After having numerous w114's, I could never work out where the sway bar links were on the W107's I've owned.

Now I know, they were only on North American cars...
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Found them.....will be ordering them tomorrow..thanks Again for the help.
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Old 06-27-2011, 06:23 PM   #7 (permalink)
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... would you know if this part is available without going through a dealership?
Sigh.

Do I need to come over there?
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