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hi all:

wondering if anyone has ideas as to why my left front side is lower than the right front side by 1"?

it's not the tire pressure ... same on both sides.
could it be springs? shocks?

what's the normal height clearance from ground to the top of the wheel well arch?
 

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My 91 300e had this problem stated by the original owner in the service records. The dealer replaced the front springs as they probably sank a little over the years and the car started to sit funny. Pretty square now all the way around but sits a hair lower in front prob due to engine sag.
 

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hi

i had the same problem but the owner before me had
changed the left side springs(front and rear)
but forgot to look at the colour of the old springs
they work with 3/4 types of springs(red/black/blue/yellow)
so he putted a smaller type on it
also the left side(passengerside) of a car is always full of mud and sand more than the right side(driversside)
look at the colour code of your springs and dont forget to change the rubber on top of the springs
they are also in 3 types (height)

good luck

grtz.wallietax
 

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thx guys for the input .. . any ideas of the cost for parts and labour for the job?

anyone else have ideas if this is what's causing the difference in heights?
 

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Almost all w124 sag a little on the driver's side. There is more weight on that side because, the motor sits a bit more to the left side of the engine bay. This also means that you might need to replace your coils. Maybe one of the coils on your springs is broken?
This was my problem! My car used to sag on the driver's side due to a broken coil. I replaced all the coils with performance springs........
 

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Just lighten the load by going to the gym[:D]
 

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