• Tiny
  • ouchshopper
  • 1984 Mercedes Benz 280sl
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • automatic
  • 140,000 miles

Mercedes 280 sl - euro model - problem with a louse rattle in the rear (like something is rattling/rocking around) on every bump etc. Even road is no problem. Sounds like something is loose and rattling loudly but the local mechanics said it may be a sway bar. I have already put in a new catalytic converter which did indeed give me more get up and go but the rattle is still there. Any ideas?

Thursday, March 17th, 2011 AT 2:05 AM

1 Answer

  • Tiny
  • mhpautos
  • Expert
  • 30,495 posts

Often it can be a collapsed baffle in the rear muffler, give it a thump with your fist see if it rattles, otherwise it will probably be a worn suspension bush, it will have to be on a hoist to check this fully.

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Thursday, March 17th, 2011 AT 2:10 AM

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