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Mercedes-Benz 300E Rattling Noise

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What are common reasons my Mercedes-Benz 300E engine rattles?

While there are a variety of reasons your Mercedes-Benz 300E is rattling, the most common 3 are the ball joints, struts or strut mount, or a problem with the sway bar links.
28%
of the time it's
Ball Joints
16%
of the time it's
Struts Or Strut Mount
12%
of the time it's
Sway Bar Links

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Mercedes-Benz 300E Rattling Noise Repair Symptoms

A "clunk" or "knock" when turning, or when going over bumps, can indicate a problem with a ball joint. The sensation is often felt in the floorboard of a vehicle when driving. A...Read More
Worn front struts result in diminished ride quality that might feel “soft,” as the vehicle leans excessively during turns, and bounces over bumps. The shock absorber in the stru...Read More