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CAR NOISE There is a constant tinkling sort of noise coming from around about my front right wheel. My mechanic said it was dirty breaks and cleaned them, but it is as bad if not worse than before. Would anyone have any ideas? All suggestions gratefully received!!

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  • nathan robinson May 11, 2010

    is the brake disc warped? or excesively scatched?

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Hub or wheel speed sensor can cause noise. You need to find out if noise is constant or does it increase when turning left or right. have your outer joint checked in axle because they have been known to break.

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    Ryan Jasper Jul 31, 2009

    Mercedes Benz had a series of service campaigns to remedy numerous pulsations and noises in the brake and suspension systems. First thing I would do is have the tires rotated and see if the noise changes. From my experience it would be only a guess. Noises can also be transmitted through the chassis and sound as if they were common from a certain place but they are not. You need to have some one with an electronic stethoscope listen to the vehicle and pinpoint the noise while you drive. These "chassis ears can be very expensive-mine cost me over 500.00. I do not know where you live but if you can find a harbor freight tool company you can buy them for about 40.00. do not try and listen while you drive because it is very distracting. once you locate noise raise all four wheels of the ground and turn off your e.s.p. and turn car on and put it in drive and determine which component is faulty.

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    Ryan Jasper Aug 08, 2009

    The oil drain plug is right above the sway bar bushing on the passenger front. After a few oil changes the bushings get swollen from the oil and you will get a clunk. It seemed to happen in the 98 and 99 models more frequently. I would check the bushings. Also this clunk is it dependent on rotation of wheels or suspension travel,body roll... I would check all the frame mounts if they are the slightest worn they will move and can cause noise as well. I think I miss read the question the first time I viewed it.

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