Re: [MBZ] 124 front end knock/click

2015-06-08 Thread Craig via Mercedes
On Sun, 07 Jun 2015 23:18:50 -0400 Max Dillon via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Solved. Alignment tech didn't tighten the eccentric bolts (all four) for the inner bushings. This afternoon I removed both front wheels and checked the bearing play and torque of all the bolts. Started

Re: [MBZ] 124 front end knock/click

2015-06-08 Thread Craig via Mercedes
On Mon, 08 Jun 2015 20:21:43 -0400 Max Dillon dillonm...@gmail.com wrote: However, regardless of that problem, leaving the bolts loose was quite negligent. Yes, indeed. Should his supervisor/shop owner be told? Craig ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To

Re: [MBZ] 124 front end knock/click

2015-06-08 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
The tech said he'd do it again for free due to a different problem that he didn't identify prior to starting the work, after I'd solved that problem. However, regardless of that problem, leaving the bolts loose was quite negligent. -- Max Dillon Charleston SC '87 300TD '95 E300 On June 8,

Re: [MBZ] 124 front end knock/click

2015-06-07 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Solved. Alignment tech didn't tighten the eccentric bolts (all four) for the inner bushings. This afternoon I removed both front wheels and checked the bearing play and torque of all the bolts. Started on the outside and worked in. Very glad I figured it out, not too happy about the wasted

Re: [MBZ] 124 front end knock/click

2015-06-06 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Yes, I had the top bolt for a new strut (no more double nuts) loosen on a 124. It may be time for struts and bearings also. Can the top strut mounts be a source of play, and produce a knock/click? If I back up and brake, then go forward and brake (while parking, for instance), I get a

Re: [MBZ] 124 front end knock/click

2015-06-06 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
I think the struts and strut mounts have at least 100k miles if not more, I just reviewed my log for the car ('95 sedan) and I haven't replaced either of those. Front bearings were serviced a couple years ago. -- Max Dillon Charleston SC '87 300TD '95 E300 On June 6, 2015 8:41:27 AM EDT,