Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) E 1.8 (201.018), MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) E 2.0 (201.024), MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) E 2.0 (201.024), MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) 2.0 (201.023), MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) 2.0 (201.023), MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) E 2.0, MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) E 2.0 (201.024), MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) E 2.3-16, MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) E 2.3-16, MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) E 2.3-16 (201.034), MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) E 2.3, MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) E 2.3 (201.028), MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) E 2.5-16 Evolution (201.036), MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) E 2.5-16 (201.035), MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) E 2.6, MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) D 2.0 (201.122), MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) D 2.0 (201.122), MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) D 2.5 (201.126), MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) D 2.5 (201.126), MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) Turbo-D 2.5 (201.128), MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) Turbo-D 2.5 (201.128), MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) E 2.5-16 Evolution II, MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) E 2.6 (201.029) View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change bonnet struts on MERCEDES W201 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Hood for 190 (W201) and other MERCEDES-BENZ models
Tools
Replacement: bonnet struts – Mercedes W201. List of the tools you'll need:
Combination spanner #13
Fender cover
Replacement: bonnet struts – Mercedes W201. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: bonnet struts – Mercedes W201. Recommended sequence of steps:
  1. Step 1
    How to change Hood on Mercedes W201 1982 - free PDF and video manuals
    Open the bonnet.
  2. Step 2
    How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) E 2.0 (201.024) 1983 Hood - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
  3. Step 3
    Mercedes W201 E 1.8 (201.018) 1984 Hood replacement: free workshop manuals
    Unscrew the fastener that connects the bonnet strut to the car body. Use a combination spanner #13 (2 pieces).
    Replacement: bonnet struts – Mercedes W201. AUTODOC recommends:
    Secure the bonnet with an additional support to avoid injury.
  4. Step 4
    Changing Hood on MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) E 2.0 1985 by yourself
    Remove the fastening bolt.
  5. Step 5
    How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ 190 D 2.5 (201.126) 1986 Hood - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Remove the bonnet strut.
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