Mercedes-Benz Truck 2000-05

Shock Absorbers

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Removal & Installation



  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:

    Rear wheel
     
    Fender liner
     
    Top shock mounting nuts
     
    Lower shock mounting bolt
     
    Support lower control am
     
    Torsion bar link rod
     
    Lower control arm
     
    Shock/spring assembly
     

  6.  
  7. Compress the spring and remove the shock absorber.
  8.  


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    Fig. Rear shock absorber/spring mounting


To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Shock absorber
     
    Shock/spring assembly
     
    Lower control arm. Torque to 100 ft. lbs. (135 Nm).
     
    Torsion bar link rod. Torque to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm).
     
    Lower strut mounting bolt. Torque to 63 ft. lbs. (85 Nm)
     
    Top strut mounting nuts. Torque to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm)
     
    Fender liner
     
    Rear wheel
     

  2.  

  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:

    Rear wheel
     
    Fender liner
     
    Top shock mounting nuts
     
    Lower shock mounting bolt
     
    Support lower control am
     
    Torsion bar link rod
     
    Lower control arm
     
    Shock/spring assembly
     

  6.  
  7. Compress the spring and remove the shock absorber.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Rear shock absorber/spring mounting

  8.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Shock absorber
     
    Shock/spring assembly
     
    Lower control arm. Torque to 100 ft. lbs. (135 Nm).
     
    Torsion bar link rod. Torque to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm).
     
    Lower strut mounting bolt. Torque to 63 ft. lbs. (85 Nm)
     
    Top strut mounting nuts. Torque to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm)
     
    Fender liner
     
    Rear wheel
     

  2.  

 
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