Mercedes-Benz Cars 2000-05

Coil Springs

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Removal & Installation



2000 C Class, 2000-03 CLK320/430, 2000-02 E Class And 2000-04 Slk Class
4matic

Refer to the shock absorber removal and installation procedure for coil spring service.

Except 4matic
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the front wheel.
  4.  
  5. Compress the coil spring with an internal spring compressor.
  6.  
  7. Remove the spring and upper seat toward the front of the vehicle.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Typical front coil spring mountings

  8.  

To install:

  1. Clean the spring mounting area on the lower control arm.
  2.  
  3. Compress the spring and position the spring on the control arm with the upper seat.
  4.  
  5. Carefully release the spring compressor until the spring is installed in the correct position.
  6.  
  7. Install the front wheel.
  8.  

4-Matic

Refer to the shock absorber removal and installation procedure for coil spring service.

Except 4-Matic
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the front wheel.
  4.  
  5. Compress the coil spring with an internal spring compressor.
  6.  
  7. Remove the spring and upper seat toward the front of the vehicle.
  8.  


    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Typical front coil spring mountings


To install:

  1. Clean the spring mounting area on the lower control arm.
  2.  
  3. Compress the spring and position the spring on the control arm with the upper seat.
  4.  
  5. Carefully release the spring compressor until the spring is installed in the correct position.
  6.  
  7. Install the front wheel.
  8.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the front wheel.
  4.  
  5. Compress the coil spring with an internal spring compressor.
  6.  
  7. Remove the spring and upper seat towards the front of the vehicle.
  8.  

To install:

  1. Clean the spring mounting area on the lower control arm.
  2.  
  3. Compress the spring and position the spring on the control arm with the upper seat.
  4.  
  5. Carefully release the spring compressor until the spring is installed in the correct position.
  6.  
  7. Install the front wheel.
  8.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the front wheel.
  4.  
  5. Compress the coil spring with an internal spring compressor.
  6.  
  7. Remove the spring and upper seat towards the front of the vehicle.
  8.  

To install:

  1. Clean the spring mounting area on the lower control arm.
  2.  
  3. Compress the spring and position the spring on the control arm with the upper seat.
  4.  
  5. Carefully release the spring compressor until the spring is installed in the correct position.
  6.  
  7. Install the front wheel.
  8.  

 
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