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Hi everyone.

I´ve a 2002 ML 320 and recently i noticed that when the left front shock absorber goes all the way down i hear a loud noise, like its hitting on metal or something. i dont hear the noise if it only goes half way down, only when it goes all the way down. maybe something is loose or something. Has anyone had this problem?

Thanks.
 

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2005 E320 CDI, 2016 E250
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Sounds like a blown shock. Do you watch it while it happens??
 

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99 ML430, 00 ML320, 05 E500 4matic Wagon
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Considering that a good working damper is crucial to stability of a vehicle with a high
roll center it would fair to say it borders on serious. If an emergency avoidance issue
arises and you are leaning hard on the failed shock and hit big bump or pothole bad
things could happen.
Seeing as they are one of the easiest things to DIY or have a mechanic replace I would
get a pair of the Sachs or new design Bilstiens and change both front shock as they should
be replace in pairs.
 
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