Date registered: Mar 2005
Vehicle: '01-E320 & 02-ST2
Location: John 15:18-19
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My first thought -- considering that you didn't tell us mileage or maintenance history -- is also my second thought.
Solution: replace the sway bar bushings and end links. Under $40 in parts and a basic DIY, or $200-$300 depending on the greed of the shop.
The reason the indie can't replicate it is the suspension is unloaded when he raises it to inspect. It's loaded when you are driving it, of course, and in the turn there is an unbalanced load on the sway bar...and when you hit the dip, it's unloaded on the one side for an instant.
If the indie is an MB specialist that should also have been his first thought.
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