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l know, this is a odd question.....but l've had my 02 ML 55 for about 1 week and half now, and its a "real blast"...l have a few items on order, that are under warranty, and soon she will be in for some TLC...but lately, when l reverse out of my driveway, and go over the bump..l heard a "Clunking sound"..its hard to describe....it can be fairly faint at times, but l don't hear it going over bumps on the roads, only on more severe drops like driveways....any idea's guys......maybe's lower arms?????l have 66,000 KM's, on her, and l certainly want to cover this under warranty....
 

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Carlos, dont know if this is the same "clunk" you are referring to but I recall a post

a while back from angldrkns9's ML55 regarding a brake line rubbing against master cylinder line.

<a href="http://www.benzworld.org/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=1165587&posts=7&hl=brake+line">Here's the original post</a>. HTH. BTW, congrats on the ML55!
 

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Have them check the torsion bars as well for clicking in the adjuster area.

Since it is likely that you will be keeping the ML for a while, you might want to consider getting the 3 year MBC extended warranty prior to the 4 year bumper-to-bumper ending!
 

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Drew - 3/6/2005 11:28 AM

Have them check the torsion bars as well for clicking in the adjuster area.

Since it is likely that you will be keeping the ML for a while, you might want to consider getting the 3 year MBC extended warranty prior to the 4 year bumper-to-bumper ending!
Thanks Drew..its nice to see you around....
 

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Isolate the clunk noise. Is the noise through:

Steering - Mine did that and had to "tighten" a nut somewhere.

Brake?

Body?

Over bumps only? potholes, too? Only in reverse.
 

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C-Rod - 3/6/2005 7:09 PM

Thanks Drew..its nice to see you around....
I am around, but have a new job and my workstation is not fully set up yet, thus no net access for the time being during the day! [}:)]

Congrats on the ML BTW [:)]
 

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My 02 ML500 does the same thing - coming down the driveway in the morning backing up - when my fronts go over the driveway-to-street-concrete-waterway-dip-thing (I'm pretty sure most people know what this is, but I can't think of the proper name for it) I hear a moderate "clunk".

I've had it in twice and they can't find it - they say they looked at the steering rack, the sways, the torsions, and the lug nuts (I hope they looked at those First! :\) They could not replicate it - so I either have to take the service manager home with me, or to some driveway where I can replicate it.

I did not tell them that (obviously for me) my wheels are turned pretty hard to get my vehicle angled the right way on the street - that may be the missing link. (hehehe - link - get it... Ok :( )

Post the solution when you have one.

-JT
 

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JT,

Just make sure you ask the service manager what type coffee he likes to drink in the morning and how long he spends in the shower.

Good Luck,
 

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The truck goes in next Thursday, for servicing..My SA thinks it sounds like, the sway bar bushings...l guess we will find out....
 
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