Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W124) E 250 D (124.126, 124.129), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W124) E 300 D (124.131), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W124) E 280 (124.028), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W124) E 320 (124.032), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W124) E 250 Turbo-D (124.128), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W124) E 300 Turbo-D (124.133) View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change front shock absorber and coil springs on MERCEDES W124 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Springs for E-Class Saloon (W124) and other MERCEDES-BENZ models
How to change Top strut mount on Mercedes E Class W124 E 250 D 2.5 (124.126, 124.129) – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair Top strut mount
How to change Repair kit, suspension strut on Mercedes E Class W124 E 250 D 2.5 (124.126, 124.129) – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair Repair kit, suspension strut
How to change Coil spring on Mercedes E Class W124 E 250 D 2.5 (124.126, 124.129) – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair Coil spring
How to change Shock absorber on Mercedes E Class W124 E 250 D 2.5 (124.126, 124.129) – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair Shock absorber
How to change Coil spring buffer on Mercedes E Class W124 E 250 D 2.5 (124.126, 124.129) – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair Coil spring buffer
How to change Suspension Strut on Mercedes E Class W124 E 250 D 2.5 (124.126, 124.129) – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair Suspension Strut
How to change Seal, suspension strut bearing on Mercedes E Class W124 E 250 D 2.5 (124.126, 124.129) – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair Seal, suspension strut bearing
Tools
Replacement: coil springs – Mercedes W124. Tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
All-purpose cleaning spray
Ceramic grease
Torque wrench
Combination spanner #13
Combination spanner #19
Combination spanner #22
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 19
HEX bit no.H6
HEX bit no.H7
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Tap wrench
Water pump pliers
Crow bar
Strut spring compressor
Hydraulic transmission jack
Fender cover
Wheel chock
Replacement: coil springs – Mercedes W124. AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • Both coil springs of the front suspension should be replaced simultaneously.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right coil springs of the front suspension.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: coil springs – Mercedes W124. Take the following steps:
  1. Step 1
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
    Step 2
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    Loosen the wheel bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17. Use a tap wrench.
  2. Step 3
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    Raise the car.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    If you are using a jack, make sure it rests on a flat surface without any unevenness.Be sure to additionally secure the car with jack stands.
  3. Step 4
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Mercedes W124
  4. Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  5. Step 6
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    Support the steering knuckle. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  6. Step 7
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    Install the coil spring compressor on the coil spring.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Use adapters and jaws of the appropriate size.The sping coils should be securely fixed with the coil spring compressor.Use high quality coil spring compressors.
  7. Step 8
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    Compress the spring.
    Replacement: coil springs – Mercedes W124. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Be careful. The compressed spring is powerful and can cause injury if it comes loose.
  8. Step 9
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    Clean the shock absorber fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  9. Step 10
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    Disconnect the wiring from the strut.
  10. Step 11
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    Unscrew the lower fasteners on the shock absorber. Use a drive socket #19. Use a ratchet wrench.
  11. Step 12
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    Remove the fastening bolts.
  12. Step 13
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    Detach the strut from the steering knuckle. Use a crowbar.
  13. Step 14
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    Clean the fasteners of the stabilizer bush brackets. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  14. Step 15
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    Unscrew the fasteners of the stabilizer bush brackets. Use a combination spanner #13. Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
  15. Step 16
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    Remove the fastening bolts.
  16. Step 17
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    Remove the stabilizer bush brackets.
  17. Step 18
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    Remove the coil spring together with the coil spring compressor.
    Replacement: coil springs – Mercedes W124. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    While the spring is compressed, do not do any operations on it.
  18. Step 19
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    Decompress the spring.
  19. Step 20
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    Put the coil spring compressor on the new spring.
    Replacement: coil springs – Mercedes W124. Tip from AUTODOC:
    The position of the compressor on the new coil spring should be the same as on the old one.
  20. Step 21
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    Compress the spring.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Be careful. The compressed spring is powerful and can cause injury if it comes loose.
  21. Step 22
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    Clean the coil spring mounting seats. Use a wire brush. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
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