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Old 04-26-2006, 12:45 PM
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00 ML320 suspension noise

Hi guys,

I am having horrific (ok horrific might be a bit harsh...) noises coming from my front suspension. Very loud "clunk" "clunk" noise from the fron suspensions everytime I go over speed bumps and or make a turn. It sounds like something is loose, but when I took it to my local MB shop they checked everything and it was all tight...

I remember this kind of noise from my old BMW, it was the bushings, so I ask if it was the bushings, but the mechanic said bushing is fine... but I swear it sounded just like my old bushing problem...

Any ideas? It has 80K miles on it.

Thanks!
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I had the same problem with mine a while back...MB dealer took a look at it, found that the torsion bars and catalytic converters were loose and rubbing against each other...

If you don't trust your dealers, jack the truck up and take a look at it yourself...
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Old 04-26-2006, 06:55 PM
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Great! That sounds possible. I will have a look at it tonight! Thanks for the help!
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Had mine make that noise....turned out to be stabilizer bushings. Dealer replaced under extended warrenty.

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Had mine make that noise....turned out to be stabilizer bushings. Dealer replaced under extended warrenty.

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I am having the same issue/sound. It is driving me nuts. Where is the stabilizer bushings located? Do you have any photos?

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i noticed it too on my '99 ML320. Its kinda loud....
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Classic Torsion Bar Bushing Noise

95% certain that the problem is bad torsion bar bushings. The dealer may lubricate them - but that's a very temporary solution. As them to replace the bushings, especially if still under warranty.
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I am having the same issue/sound. It is driving me nuts. Where is the stabilizer bushings located? Do you have any photos?

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It could easily be torsion bar bushings as well....in my case it was the stabilizer bar.

You can find it quite easily. It's a great big bar that runs right-left across the front of the suspension, about 1 1/4 inch in diameter. Can't miss it.

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Originally Posted by xyzpl
Hi guys,

I am having horrific (ok horrific might be a bit harsh...) noises coming from my front suspension. Very loud "clunk" "clunk" noise from the fron suspensions everytime I go over speed bumps and or make a turn. It sounds like something is loose, but when I took it to my local MB shop they checked everything and it was all tight...

I remember this kind of noise from my old BMW, it was the bushings, so I ask if it was the bushings, but the mechanic said bushing is fine... but I swear it sounded just like my old bushing problem...

Any ideas? It has 80K miles on it.

Thanks!
I had that on mine. Required new coil-over shocks to fix.
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