Mercedes-Benz Cars 2000-05

Halfshafts

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Front wheel
     
    12-pointed axle nut (61)
     
    Engine undercover
     
    Brake hose bracket (arrow)
     
    Stabilizer bar brackets (22b)
     
    Headlight leveling linkage (80)
     
    Lower ball joint (7) from the steering knuckle (5)
     
    Shock absorber (11) from the lower control arm (4)
     
    Lower control arm mounting bolts
     
    Halfshaft
     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Halfshaft
     
    Lower ball joint
     
    Shock absorber
     
    Headlight leveling linkage
     
    Stabilizer bar brackets
     
    Brake hose bracket
     
    Engine undercover
     
    Collar hub nut/bolt to 81 ft. lbs. (110 Nm), then 60 degrees on C Class, 207 ft. lbs. (280 Nm) on 2000-02 E Class and 52 ft. lbs. (70 Nm), then 90 degrees on S Class and 2003-05 E Class.
     
    Front wheel
     
    Negative battery cable

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    Fig. Exploded view of the front halfshaft mounted on 4MATIC; most models similar

     

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