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sham733
Posted on: 2009/10/23 12:45
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From: UK
Posts: 93
Benz Model: W203
Message:
Absorber / Spring
Hi,
i have a problem on my suspension. When I drive the car especially in the morning I can hear a funny sound at the back especially I go through a road bumber. Sound like ekk,ekk,ekkk...sakit telinga dengar naik mercedes bunyi macam ni. do have any idea where it comes from? The other day mechanic check and said my absorber need to be replace as there is a leak from both at the back. Should I do that and what sort of absorber do I need as mine is W203 sport edition

Thanks

Sham.H


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W203-C200K Avantgarde
AMG 17'' Styling III Gunmetal
Lorinser Exhaust System
C55 spoiler
Sport pack suspension

tony
Posted on: 2009/10/23 12:57
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Joined: 2006/5/23
From: Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Posts: 992
Benz Model: 97' W140 S320L
Message:
Re: Absorber / Spring
Bro, I'm not sure if the Shock/Spring for W140 & W203 are similar, BUT the 'Descriptions' you mentioned were the same as mine.

It happen like months ago, and I finally ask my mechanic to remove the coil/spring. Then I saw 'MARKS' of contact/abrasion on my 'spring' with a nut (bunyi sebelah belakang kanan & only spring kanan kena gesek).

Solution...swap the Left Spring to the Right (vice versa) and the irritating sound is gone.

You may want to try this first but since the leaking is there, I suggest you changed your shock too. Hope this helps.


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sham733
Posted on: 2009/10/23 13:00
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From: UK
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Benz Model: W203
Message:
Re: Absorber / Spring
Thanks Tony. What maker best for W203 absorber & Spring? I have 17'' AMG alloy wheel.

Thanks

Sham.H


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Sham.H
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Lorinser Exhaust System
C55 spoiler
Sport pack suspension

hoggies
Posted on: 2009/10/23 16:46
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Joined: 2008/4/6
From: KL
Posts: 1868
Benz Model: W124 230E
Message:
Re: Absorber / Spring
I had the squeeky sound as well with my W124 recently, I didn't really take much notice of it as it was memang krta lama. However during my last service the mechanic noticed that my rear lower joint/knuckle was worned out and advice that it be changed. After that no more tikus sound

Rear lower joint/knuckle


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royaltramp
Posted on: 2009/10/23 19:08
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Benz Model: C200K Avantgarde
Message:
Re: Absorber / Spring
Quote:

sham733 wrote:
Thanks Tony. What maker best for W203 absorber & Spring? I have 17'' AMG alloy wheel.

Thanks

Sham.H


Hi Sham,

I read few forums and some of them mentioned bilstein absorber and they said it much better than monroe.. don't know any shops in malaysia carry that brand. I also want to change mine and the price here is about 95 (not sure a piece or a pair).

Or other option, try to ask Dr Gan..he know everything..:p

cheers
Gan
Posted on: 2009/10/23 23:12
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From: Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.
Posts: 1772
Benz Model: W202 , W204 . E90
Message:
Re: Absorber / Spring
Quote:

sham733 wrote:
Hi,
i have a problem on my suspension. When I drive the car especially in the morning I can hear a funny sound at the back especially I go through a road bumber. Sound like ekk,ekk,ekkk...sakit telinga dengar naik mercedes bunyi macam ni. do have any idea where it comes from? The other day mechanic check and said my absorber need to be replace as there is a leak from both at the back. Should I do that and what sort of absorber do I need as mine is W203 sport edition

Thanks

Sham.H


If The Shock Absorber Has Leaks ...
It's Obviously Can See ... The Oily Mark From The S/absorber
Because the Oil ... Can Not Be Dry..ed ...

If That Is The Case ....
You Need To Replace It Immediately ...
Before The Tyres Worn Out @ Waving (Up and Down)...

If The Absorber Is Seriously Leaks ...
You May Feel the Rear Portion is Unstable / Bumppy ..
The Whole Car Load On The Spring ... without any 'SHOCK' Absorbed ..
it cause the Tyre To Wear unevenly ... up and down as mentioned above ...

btw , Is The Ekk..Ekk .. Ekkk ... squeaking sound ...
is it Only Come At The HUMP ..
Specially In The Morning ..??
how About While Driving At The 'Uneven' Road ..??

If Yes ... You May Need To Check All Bushes Condition
Like ... Hub Bush / Rear Lower Arm Joint ...
the rear tie rod joint ...
the subframe mountings ... etc

try To Re-tighten all screws and nuts ...
just counter check for any Loosed ...
specially the shock absorber Screws and Nuts
which tightenning at rear lower arm

I Come Across On a S class W220 ..
the Noise was due to the Lower Arm Screws ..
improper tightenning Torque ...

all are possible make the Squeaking Sound .!.!.!.


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sham733
Posted on: 2009/10/25 18:47
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From: UK
Posts: 93
Benz Model: W203
Message:
Re: Absorber / Spring
Dr Gan,
You're utterly brilliant. Thanks for your comments.
So in this case I should changed my rear absorber as they have started leaking. How much would it cost for both rear?

When I did my merz health check early this year the mechanic had told me that both rear spring will get broken due to rust. Does this cause the 'funny' sound 'eekk,eekk'?

I have another problem. Bila masuk gear 1 and 2 as my car is manual, selalu sangkut, sangkut..maksudnya minyak and 'cluth' tak sama. DO i need to retune both? malulah, macam budk baru belajar bawa kereta sangkut2 and kalau stop kat bukit especially at traffic light, kereta mengaum utuk main both clutch & minyak. Nampak macam kereta pinjam aja :)

hope to get your feedback and advise soon.

Thanks

Sham.H


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AMG 17'' Styling III Gunmetal
Lorinser Exhaust System
C55 spoiler
Sport pack suspension

Gan
Posted on: 2009/10/25 19:19
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From: Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.
Posts: 1772
Benz Model: W202 , W204 . E90
Message:
Re: Absorber / Spring
Quote:

sham733 wrote:
Dr Gan,
You're utterly brilliant. Thanks for your comments.
So in this case I should changed my rear absorber as they have started leaking.
How much would it cost for both rear?

When I did my merz health check early this year
the mechanic had told me that both rear spring will get broken due to rust.
Does this cause the 'funny' sound 'eekk,eekk'?

I have another problem.
Bila masuk gear 1 and 2 as my car is manual,
selalu sangkut, sangkut..maksudnya minyak and 'cluth' tak sama.
DO i need to retune both?
malulah, macam budk baru belajar bawa kereta sangkut2
and kalau stop kat bukit especially at traffic light,
kereta mengaum utuk main both clutch & minyak.
Nampak macam kereta pinjam aja :)

hope to get your feedback and advise soon.

Thanks

Sham.H


How Much The Rear S/Absorber Cost ....
Sorry ... Today Is SUNDAY ...
Office Closed .... Tomorrow Let You Know ..

btw ... The Spring Rusted ...
is possible Causing the NOISE ... As Bro Tony Adviced

But The Spring BROKEN ... I Haven't Come Across Yet .. So Far ..

The Spring is A Very Tough Material ...
one thing for sure
It Won't / Never Be Broken ...

If The Spring Broken ...
What Will Happen To Your Car Condition ...????
Unbelieveable ...

M/Benz sure Kena TEMBAK ... haha

The gear Jerk #sangkut-sangkut# ... is consider JERK ...!!
When you Release the Clutch ... (Manual Gear System)

This can Be Consider The Clutch System 'JUDDLE'
Is This Happened ... All The Time ...??...

If YES ... Check The Clutch Condition ...
Probably Had Worn Out ... (slippages)
need to replace the clutch kit set
including clutch plate , cover and bearing ...

If NOT ... Your Clutch System Is WET ...
Is This Happened During The Rainning day
or when your car cross over WATER ...???...

If This was the Case ....
don't worry ... is NOT a big issue ...

NO tuning Need .... You May Check With The STAR ...
and Refer To Any Fault Code Stored ...???? ...


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Bandar Baru Permas Jaya ,
81750 Masai , JOHOR .
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sham733
Posted on: 2009/10/25 20:18
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Joined: 2008/10/18
From: UK
Posts: 93
Benz Model: W203
Message:
Re: Absorber / Spring
Hi Dr Ga,
Huge thanks for a quick reply.
Please let me know the price of absorber. I understand that my car come with W203 sport suspension.

My car jerk.hm I'm confuse sometime. It's because i tak mahir lagi nak main antara clutch and minyak especially for gear 1 & 2. very slow pick up. sometime macam nak berhenti kereta.
kalau kena tukar cluth system how much will it cost me?

Thanks

Sham.H


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Sham.H
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W203-C200K Avantgarde
AMG 17'' Styling III Gunmetal
Lorinser Exhaust System
C55 spoiler
Sport pack suspension

lgxrkz
Posted on: 2009/10/26 1:34
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Joined: 2006/5/13
From: shah alam
Posts: 655
Benz Model: W203 C200K aje
Message:
Re: Absorber / Spring
salam n hi all

Quote:

Gan wrote:
But The Spring BROKEN ... I Haven't Come Across Yet .. So Far ..

The Spring is A Very Tough Material ...one thing for sure
It Won't / Never Be Broken ...

If The Spring Broken ...What Will Happen To Your Car Condition ...???? Unbelieveable ...

M/Benz sure Kena TEMBAK ... haha


I changed all my springs to an after-market set recently n was surprised to find out that one of d old ones had broken...literally



So, here u go Dr Gan...your 1st exposure to a broken Merc spring.

D mechanic was asking me how long have I been driving around with a broken spring n if I have heard any noise while driving.

Being a 9-year old car of course there r noises here n there...but alhamdullillah nothing untoward occur while unknowingly driving around with one broken spring







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