Drive Train Axles Bearings problem
1982 Mercedes Benz 300td Two Wheel Drive Automatic 250, 00 miles
Can't fill in cylinder because there is no option above to say, " 5 cyllinders!&Quot;
Car is sitting a bit low at the rear end and the wheels appear to me as if they are splayed outward a bit where the rubber meets the road. Could the lowness be caused by a compemsator problem?
I had that problem years ago with another Mercedes and replaced the hydraulic compensator with a massive coil spring. That fixed my problem.
In fact, does the 1982 TD have a compensator joining the helical axles?
I know that for years one of the coil suspension springs has been broken - it may be an inch shorter than it should be - but could the lowness be caused by very tired coil springs, or the compentsator, or have the shock absorbers given up?
Rear end seems a bit dead when I hit a pothole.
I'm just wondering what the problem is likely to be?
Could I safely ignore it?
Many thanks. James.
Friday, February 19th, 2010 AT 11:03 PM