2000 Mercedes Benz ML320 Repair Question
Clanging and vibration....
2000 Mercedes Benz ML320 6 cyl All Wheel Drive Automatic 177123 miles
I have a clanging noise and vibration come from the front. It sounds like its coming from the front driver side tire. The noise and vibration only comes when accelerating though. Oh and it looks like there is tire wear on the inside of the tire as well. What could be the problem? Thanks
If you are noticing the clanging more over rough roads and bumps while accelerating you may possibly have a worn sway bar bushing. When these bushings wear they cause vibration and clanging in the front end. Easy way to check is under the vehicle in the front you can see the sway bar. It goes from left to right wheel and has two mounting points on the frame, it is a bar about an 1" in diameter. Look at the sway bar bushings at the frame mounting. Are they worn or possible missing? These are very common to go out in this vehicle and are quite easy to replace. You simply take the mounting bolts out where the bushings are and replace the bushings. If these bushings look fine take a look at your suspension bushings and ball joints on the drivers side. Are they in good condition? All of these bushings may cause excessive or uneven tire wear.
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