I have a 1987 300E which has developed a mysterious noise in the
right front wheel area. I have took it to two different Benz
repair shop and both were unable to find the source of the noise.
A description of the noise is between a rattle and a thump it
occurs when the right front wheel runs over a change in the road
surface, i.e. pothole, crease in pavement, ridge in pavement.
I have had the tire and wheel checked, but was told there is
nothing wrong with either one. Also, I had the entire front
I was told the steering drag link assembly and steering damper
both needed to replaced; therefore, I had them both replaced
and a four wheel alignment done.
As well, I had both front struts checked and both front wheeling
bears. I was told both were about 50% worn, but did not need to
But, the rattle/thump noise still occurs when the tire/wheel runs
over pothole, crease in pavement or ridge in pavement or any other
change in the road surface.
Has anyone else experienced this mysterious noise?
Your feedback would be greatly appreciated.