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Squeaky Suspension, Pulling to left and right

My 1992 2.0 190e is squeaking when going over bumps. Suspension components look ok, but not sure what it is. Please see attached photos for (hopefully) what will help solve this issue! Steering at high speeds sometimes wants to pull after going over a bump. Uploading a video to share in a follow-on.
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Please see this YouTube video I filmed this afternoon, this is the squeaking.

https://youtu.be/AAM5k6BkiII
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It sounds like two metal parts that are rusted are scraping against each other. Almost like the spring touching the body on top.
You could undo the strut on top and do the bounce test to eliminate that. And if that does not do it, you could undo the anti roll bar and do the bounce test that.
But I would suspect the spring hitting the body or some sort of control arm bushings gone bad.

It does look quite a bit rusty down there.
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Thank you! I'll check that out and report back
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Your rear suspension multi-link bushings have likely failed. Replace your multi-links.

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Steering at high speeds sometimes wants to pull after going over a bump. Uploading a video to share in a follow-on.
Steering pulling after hitting a bump could be tie rods, ball joints, or bushings on the front control arms.
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Steering at high speeds SOMETIMES wants to pull after going over a bump. Uploading a video to share in a follow-on.
Don't assume the sounds and the pulling are not more than 1 issue. Diagnosing is typically a process of elimination when the solution isn't obvious. If you're not familiar with suspensions you could be installing parts without resolving your concerns.

Bushings can make suspension symptoms "sometimes" happen. You can use a pry bar or large channel lock pliers to apply pressure on many joints that have bushings, movement is an issue.
I watched your video and the squeak sounds more like an old shock that has lost it's oil. If that's the case, a squirt of WD40 on the shaft would confirm or deny.


Good luck and let us know how you make out with it.
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