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Slight noise on the suspension a service 2 years ago stated the buses were wearing is this a common problem still passing MOT;s

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    Tabarak Hussain May 25, 2009

    I have same problem got a c180 sports 1999 had shockers changed every nut and bolt greased - bushes checked - and still the damn thing squeaks - i think it may now be the spring coil - but it is totally got me confused

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I know of ony 1 issue of noise for your suspension, most times the noise comes from the sway bar bushing, it is a squeak, is the kinda noise you hear? it is worse when the car is cold.

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