Mercedes A Class problem

A Mercedes A Class 04 reg came in complaining of a knock from the rear of the vehicle, popped it on to the ramp to check and found excessive movement in the rear radius arm on both sides of the vehicle .

Telephoned  the local Mercedes dealer, they  only had one side in stock, none at the main supply depot and on back order at the factory, fortunately another local Mercedes dealer had one for the other side.

This is the offending item removed from the vehicle,

And a close up reveals the bearing is dry and the extent of the wear.

A couple of days after diagnosis, a couple of hours on the ramp, a couple of hundred £££s lighter in the wallet and the customer left reasonably happy with a much quieter and better handling A class.

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