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Date registered: May 2010
Vehicle: 1985 380SL
Location: Bainbridge Georgia
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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.