Mercedes-Benz Cars 2000-05

Axle Assembly

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Drain the differential oil.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Axle shafts
     
    Exhaust system
     
    Driveshaft intermediate bearing
     
    Driveshaft
     

  6.  
  7. Support the rear axle housing assembly
  8.  
  9. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Axle housing suspension mountings
     
    Axle housing assembly
     

  10.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Axle housing assembly
     
    Axle housing suspension mountings
     
    Driveshaft
     
    Driveshaft intermediate bearing. Torque the bolts to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm)
     
    Exhaust system
     
    Axle shafts
     

  2.  

Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Drain the differential oil.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Axle shafts
     
    Exhaust system
     
    Driveshaft intermediate bearing
     
    Driveshaft
     

  6.  
  7. Support the rear axle housing assembly

    Axle housing suspension mountings
     
    Axle housing assembly
     

  8.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Axle housing assembly
     
    Axle housing suspension mountings
     
    Driveshaft
     
    Driveshaft intermediate bearing. Torque the bolts to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
     
    Exhaust system
     
    Axle shafts
     

  2.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Drain the differential oil.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Rear wheels
     
    Axle shafts
     
    Auxiliary fuel tank (if equipped)
     
    Brake line brackets
     
    Wheel speed sensors
     
    Exhaust shield
     
    Driveshaft
     
    Strut at lower control arm
     
    Tie rod
     

  6.  
  7. Support the rear axle housing assembly
  8.  
  9. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Axle housing suspension mountings
     
    Axle housing assembly
     

  10.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Axle housing assembly. Torque the bolts to 148 ft. lbs. (200 Nm).
     
    Tie rod. Torque the bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
     
    Strut at lower control arm. Torque the bolts to 63 ft. lbs. (85 Nm)
     
    Driveshaft. Torque the bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
     
    Exhaust shield
     
    Wheel speed sensors
     
    Brake line brackets
     
    Auxiliary fuel tank
     
    Axle shafts
     
    Rear wheels
     

  2.  
  3. Fill the rear axle with gear oil.
  4.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Drain the differential oil.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Axle shafts
     
    Exhaust system
     
    Driveshaft intermediate bearing
     
    Driveshaft
     

  6.  
  7. Support the rear axle housing assembly
  8.  
  9. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Axle housing suspension mountings
     
    Axle housing assembly
     

  10.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Axle housing assembly
     
    Axle housing suspension mountings
     
    Driveshaft
     
    Driveshaft intermediate bearing. Torque the bolts to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm)
     
    Exhaust system
     
    Axle shafts
     

  2.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Drain the differential oil.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Axle shafts
     
    Exhaust system
     
    Driveshaft intermediate bearing
     
    Driveshaft
     

  6.  
  7. Support the rear axle housing assembly

    Axle housing suspension mountings
     
    Axle housing assembly

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    Fig. Exploded view of the rear axle assembly-S Class shown, others similar

     

  8.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Axle housing assembly
     
    Axle housing suspension mountings
     
    Driveshaft
     
    Driveshaft intermediate bearing
     
    Exhaust system
     
    Axle shafts
     

  2.  

 
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