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W211 E200 Squeaking rear suspension

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Hi peeps. 6 months into my ownership of the E200, and the rear suspension has developed a squeak which can be heard from the cabin and out of the car. 

A few observations:

1) Squeak comes only after the rear passenger seats were sat on. It goes away after a few days without passengers at the back. 

2) Can be heard while driving or pushing on the rear while stationery. 

3) Did a bounce test, seems fine. Although my wife and I felt the rear was a little stiff at times. Though that can be subjective.

I brought the car to a few workshops and have conflicting outcomes. One said it was shock absorbers (running on bilstein), and the other said it was bushings.

I uploaded a video, hopefully it can viewed.  Hoping to get alternative opinions before I commit on the repairs.

Thanks!

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Ball joint bro.

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16 hours ago, tanwill said:

Ball joint bro.

Solid point. I used to think that worn ball joints emit clunking noises rather than squeeking noises. But I did a search on YouTube and indeed it’s right.

I may need to seek second opinion.

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On 07/12/2017 at 4:11 PM, tanwill said:

Ball joint bro.

Wahhh....old bird means old bird....:thumbsu:

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23 hours ago, iMac said:

Wahhh....old bird means old bird....:thumbsu:

No lah bro.

Just happened to had the same issue previously. So share share.

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On 12/11/2017 at 4:46 PM, tanwill said:

No lah bro.

Just happened to had the same issue previously. So share share.

The car is due for service this weekend, and i thought of getting the workshop to check it out at the same time. Strange enough, after days of commute without passengers in the rear, the squeaking stopped.. 

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