I wonder if anyone has experience of this problem?
I have a 2 year old LWB A Class right hand drive. It's an old model. It's
had several niggling problems despite having <10K on the clock. The most
recent one is that when the car goes over a bump in the road at around 15-25
mph, there is a dull thud from the front wheels. If you turn the steering
wheel fairly roughly from lock to lock (giving yourself a fair bit of room
on an empty road!), it's possible to coax various clonks and thuds from the
I took the car back to MB and they replaced a number of components FOC. No
problem. The parts they replaced were the shaft that runs across the engine
that has a universal joint on each end; I think it carries the steering from
the RHS of the car to the rack and pinion assembly (which is obviously
designed for a LH drive vehicle).
It came back working correctly and I've driven the car for about 50 miles
but now I can tell that the problem is coming back.
There is also a minor problem that the front near side suspension gives a
little squeal when driving over a speed ramp (I have about 10 on the way to
work). I'm doing about 15mph. It's not one of those hard plastic ones, but
a gentle tarmac one designed to keep drivers below 30mph.
So I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem and if so, what was