Date registered: Apr 2005
Vehicle: 92 W140 300SD 97 VW Jetta TDI 89 VW Fox diesel
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It could also be a dry stabilizer bar bushing too, but there are a number of bushings that could create this sound.
Might be good to inspect all front end parts (front elevated off the ground) and see what's good / bad and make your plans for replacement.
I can attest to the benefit of replacing shocks, I did mine not so many miles ago and it made a huge improvement, especially the rears, which had never been replaced before. The improvement in the front was marginal since a PO had already replaced them once. The shocks I replaced on the front were MB and I elected to box them up and toss them in the attic just in case someone else needed them. My replacements were Bilsteins.
97 VW Jetta TDI
90 Passat wagon TDI conversion
92 W140 300SD