mike9956

Prop-shaft coupling worn & Steering tie-rod,ball joint worn

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Hi friends, Good day

I went to C&C for a 33-points inspection. No critical chassis issue was reported. However, advisory as follows  :-  (1) Prop-shaft  hard-rubber coupling worn. (2) steering tie-rod ball-joint worn.  Car left with 13 months, if I don't replace, what would be the impact to comfort (I.e. low noise, less bumpy, no vibration) and its driveability ??  

C&C specialist mentioned that 'it is best to replace' .I am seeking a 2nd opinion

Appreciate your thoughts ad comments

 

A separate issue - anyone was experience in resolving:- Rear- centre headrest cannot be lowered and appeared stuck. Only the Left and Right headrest is working and controllable 

Thanks...mike

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On ‎1‎/‎27‎/‎2018 at 7:23 PM, mike9956 said:

Hi friends, Good day

I went to C&C for a 33-points inspection. No critical chassis issue was reported. However, advisory as follows  :

-  (1) Prop-shaft  hard-rubber coupling worn.

Depending on severity now and the symptoms, read the link below:

http://www.mercedesmedic.com/mercedes-flex-disc-problems-symptoms-cost/

- (2) steering tie-rod ball-joint worn. 

Depends if you can take the vibration (usually at higher speeds ~100km/h) and how bad it is. Probably the vibration if really serious, may affect drivability esp at higher speeds.

Car left with 13 months, if I don't replace, what would be the impact to comfort (I.e. low noise, less bumpy, no vibration) and its driveability ??  

C&C specialist mentioned that 'it is best to replace' .I am seeking a 2nd opinion

Appreciate your thoughts ad comments

 

A separate issue - anyone was experience in resolving:- Rear- centre headrest cannot be lowered and appeared stuck. Only the Left and Right headrest is working and controllable 

Thanks...mike

 

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Appreciated you feedback. Have a plentiful day !

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Hi My center rear Head rest also could not be lowered. Sent to WS and CC, no faults registered (air-pump). Read up some forums and faults could be air pumps or leaky air tubes. 

 

I didnt repair it bu simply remove the center headrest and replace the empty slow with a tissue box

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