Date registered: Mar 2008
Vehicle: 1984 300D
Location: S. California
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Sounds like you are speaking of part #100 in the lower pic. One of the Names for that part is the Strut Rod, Guide Rod and Track Rod.
Mercedes part number 1233302130.
An online genuine Mercedes parts wants $45 for that part. Aftermarket parts seem to be around $30.
Pulling one at the Junk Yard may only cost you several dollars and you would get a real Mercedes one.
You also want to take a really good look at where the Heavy cast Lower control Arm mounts on the Frame and see if the sheet Metal parts where it pivots is also bent.
Last edited by 300Dman; 03-19-2012 at 08:44 AM.