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84 300D. That's W123, right? So the front end looks like W126.
I just replaced the lower ball joints a few months ago. Take out
the steering knuckle and have a machine shop replace the joint for you.
I paid around $50 each, labor only.
<blockquote TYPE=CITE>The right front of my 300D creaks when I bounce the
fender up/down. I
<br>thought it may just be a dry bushing, but it makes the same noise when
<br>run the engine and simply steer the vehicle. While my son bounced
<br>car, though I could not pinpoint the noise, I got the most vibration
<br>feel while holding the lower control arm. As I write this, I
<br>imagine what else it could be.
<p>Assuming the lower ball joint, I see it is pressed into the control
<br> Is this a bitch to get out with just big hammers?
<br>P.S. I bought the car new, and know all the ball joints have never
<br>done, 172,000 miles now.</blockquote>