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Old 02-19-2017, 02:44 AM   #1
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Default New transverse spring required for T1N 4x4

Hi. I know there is some info on a general search but I though I would put this out there anyway just in case there is something new. I have a 2005 T1N 4x4 2.7 Diesel (manual).

It is sitting low on the front bump stops (same on both sides) That is to say, nearly touching. I am also noticing wear on the inside edge of both tyres. Struts appear ok, no oil leaks. At start up I get intermittent knocks or clunks. I also get some noise rattles while driving which are also intermittent. These noises are nothing to do with motor, front diff or anything else internal. I have cleaned underneath and cannot see anything out of place. I understand that I will need to change the transverse spring which is steel and has two leaves but I cant see any obvious damage or cracks.

I'm off to the mechanic on Tuesday to get a back axle seal done and should be able to get some more info on my problem but my question for forum users is where is best to order a new spring and after I've changed this what else I may have to check.

I also have to decide weather I do this job myself or if I should just pass it over to the mechanic.

thanx
Tony (2nd year aSprintership trainee)
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Old 02-19-2017, 03:50 AM   #2
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Default Re: New transverse spring required for T1N 4x4

Have a look on ebay.co.uk they have a few on there and the sellers are willing to ship to AU, Ive bought a bit of stuff off there and been surprised at how quickly items arrive from the UK.
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2004 Mercedes T1N 316 (secondhand ex ambulance)
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Old 02-19-2017, 04:18 AM   #3
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Default Re: New transverse spring required for T1N 4x4

Hi Tony
I had the misfortune to break a front spring on my 2006 316 4x4 , whilst on holiday in Victoria . The job was done by M-B Mornington for $2031.65 . Had no choice since home is Qld . They were very good . Price of spring alone was $1159.47 . That's the steel double leaf assembly . I have had it out since to increase ride height with mixed result.
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Old 02-20-2017, 10:33 AM   #4
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Default Re: New transverse spring required for T1N 4x4

Hi Anthonysawrey.

i have those same vehicle as your and looks like i have the same issue.

Looks like a few on Ebay uk.

Where are you located?

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Old 02-26-2017, 07:37 AM   #5
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Check out my input under suspension bottoms out ,just posted it.
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