2008 Mercedes-Benz E350 Repair and Maintenance
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2008 Mercedes-Benz E350 ProblemsTire Wear Caused By Worn Front Thrust Link Bushings
Irregular and premature tire wear can be caused by the front thrust link bushings cracking and causing excessive movement in the suspension. The thrust link bushings are fluid-filled (to help reduce vibration), so if they crack, they will leak oil.
The camshaft adjuster solenoid (which is related to the variable valve timing system) may fail or timing chain/balance shaft components may wear, resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light and various drivability issues. Mercedes-Benz has released a service bulletin outlining specific repair instructions depending on fault codes stored.
The ESP and BAS warning lights may illuminate due to a failed brake light switch. Replacement of the failed switch should correct this concern.
2008 Mercedes-Benz E350 Questionswhen do the front shocks need to be replaced typically?on a 2008 E350 (1 answer)
It is a recommendation from technician at the dealership to do this while replacing front springs/coils? Not sure if this is necessary. I was told it's recommended due to age of vehicle while doing the other work? Estimate given for shocks $877.60.
Springs/coils estimate $1,301.20
When one spring coil is broken (front left) should the other one (front right) be replaced automatically at the same time?
also my license plate lights and 3rd brake lite went out all at the same time.