Mercedes-Benz Cars 2000-05

Strut (MacPherson Strut) Assembly

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Relieve the pressure in the strut.
  4.  
  5. Unscrew the pressure line connection.
  6.  
  7. Remove the track control arm shield.
  8.  
  9. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Upper strut mounting bolts
     
    Lower strut mounting bolt
     
    Upper thrust arm bolt
     
    Strut assembly
     

  10.  

To install:



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Fig. Rear strut assembly-S Class

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Strut assembly. Torque the lower bolts to 81 ft. lbs. (110 Nm), torque the upper nuts 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
     
    Upper thrust arm bolt. Torque to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm) plus 90 °.
     
    Track arm control shield
     

  2.  
  3. Pressurize the strut.
  4.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Relieve the pressure in the strut if equipped with Active Body Control.
  4.  
  5. Unscrew the pressure line connection.
  6.  
  7. Remove the track control arm shield.
  8.  
  9. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Upper strut mounting bolts
     
    Lower strut mounting bolt
     
    Upper thrust arm bolt
     
    Strut assembly
     

  10.  

To install:

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Fig. Rear strut assembly-CL and S Class

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Strut assembly. Torque the lower bolts to 81 ft. lbs. (110 Nm), torque the upper nuts 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
     
    Upper thrust arm bolt. Torque to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm) plus 90 °.
     
    Track arm control shield
     

  2.  
  3. If equipped with Active Body Control, pressurize the strut.
  4.  

Wagon
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the upper strut mounting with the vehicle on the floor.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Level control line if equipped
     
    Spring link cover
     
    Strut assembly
     

  6.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Strut assembly. Torque the lower self-locking nut to 41 ft. lbs. (55 Nm)
     
    Level control line. Torque to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm)
     
    Upper strut mounting nut. Torque to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm)
     

  2.  

 
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