Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
MERCEDES-BENZ CLK Convertible (A209) CLK 200 Kompressor (209.442), MERCEDES-BENZ CLK Convertible (A209) CLK 240 (209.461), MERCEDES-BENZ CLK Convertible (A209) CLK 320 (209.465), MERCEDES-BENZ CLK Convertible (A209) CLK 500 (209.475), MERCEDES-BENZ CLK Convertible (A209) CLK 55 AMG (209.476), MERCEDES-BENZ CLK Convertible (A209) CLK 350 (209.456), MERCEDES-BENZ CLK Convertible (A209) CLK 280 (209.454), MERCEDES-BENZ CLK Convertible (A209) CLK 63 AMG (209.477), MERCEDES-BENZ CLK Convertible (A209) CLK 320 CDI (209.420), MERCEDES-BENZ CLK Convertible (A209) CLK 200 Kompressor (209.441), MERCEDES-BENZ CLK Convertible (A209) CLK 500 (209.472) View more

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Tools
Replacement: strut mount – MERCEDES-BENZ CLK Convertible (A209). Tools you need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Torque wrench
Combination spanner #21
HEX bit No.H6.
HEX bit No.H7.
HEX bit No.H12.
Drive socket # 16
Drive socket # 19
Drive socket # 21
14Х2.5-mm strut nut socket
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Tap wrench
Crow bar
Nippers
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Hydraulic transmission jack
Fender cover
Wheel chock
Replacement: strut mount – MERCEDES-BENZ CLK Convertible (A209). Tip from AUTODOC:
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the mounts of the left and right shock struts of the front suspension.
  • All mounts of the front shock struts should be replaced simultaneously.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: strut mount – MERCEDES-BENZ CLK Convertible (A209). Use the following procedure:
  1. Step 1
    Open the bonnet.
    Step 2
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
    Step 3
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    Clean the fasteners of the shock strut upper mount. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  2. Step 4
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    Loosen the upper fastener of the shock strut mount. Use a combination spanner #21. Use HEX No.H7. Use a ratchet wrench.
  3. Step 5
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  4. Step 6
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  5. Step 7
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 8
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. MERCEDES-BENZ CLK Convertible (A209)
  6. Step 9
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    Remove the wheel.
  7. Step 10
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    Clean the stabiliser link fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  8. Step 11
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the stabilizer link to the shock strut. Use a drive socket #16. Use a ratchet wrench.
  9. Step 12
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    Remove the stabilizer rod.
  10. Step 13
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    Disconnect the brake hose bracket. Use nippers.
  11. Step 14
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    Disconnect the ABS sensor wiring.
  12. Step 15
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    Disconnect the brake pad wear sensor wire.
  13. Step 16
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    Clean the fasteners connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  14. Step 17
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    Unscrew the upper fastener connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use HEX No.H12. Use a drive socket #21. Use a ratchet wrench. Use a tap wrench.
  15. Step 18
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    Clean the fasteners connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  16. Step 19
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    Unscrew the fasteners connecting the suspension strut to the steering knuckle. Use a drive socket #19. Use a tap wrench.
  17. Step 20
    How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ CLK Convertible (A209) CLK 200 1.8 Kompressor (209.442) 2004 Strut Mount - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Remove the fastening bolts.
  18. Step 21
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    Disconnect the steering knuckle from the shock absorber strut. Use a crowbar.
  19. Step 22
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    Prop up the steering knuckle. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  20. Step 23
    How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ CLK CLK 280 3.0 (209.454) 2007 Strut Mount - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Remove the fastening bolt.
  21. Step 24
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    Disconnect the steering knuckle from the shock absorber strut. Use a crowbar.
  22. Step 25
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    Unscrew the top fastening of the shock strut mount.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the suspension strut while unscrewing the fastening bolts. MERCEDES-BENZ CLK Convertible (A209)
  23. Step 26
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    Remove the suspension strut.
  24. Step 27
    Changing of Strut Mount on Mercedes A209 2003 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Set the shock absorber strut on the spring compressor tool.
    Replacement: strut mount – MERCEDES-BENZ CLK Convertible (A209). Professionals recommend:
    Note that when using a spring compressor, spring coils need to be securely gripped, compressing the spring on the opposite sides.Ensure the correct position of the spring in the retainer.Make sure that the spring coils tightly entered the lock handles.
  25. Step 28
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    Compress the spring.
  26. Step 29
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    Treat the shock strut rod. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  27. Step 30
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    Remove the strut piston rod nut. Use a 14Х2.5-mm strut nut socket. Use a drive socket #21. Use HEX No.H7. Use a ratchet wrench.
  28. Step 31
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    Remove the top strut mount.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: strut mount – MERCEDES-BENZ CLK Convertible (A209). Carefully inspect the mount, the boot, and the bump stop of the shock absorber. Replace if necessary.
  29. Step 32
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    Treat the upper shock strut mount. Use WD-40 spray.
  30. Step 33
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    Install a new top shock strut mount.
  31. Step 34
    How to change Strut Mount on Mercedes A209 2003 - free PDF and video manuals
    Tighten the shock strut piston rod nut. Use a 14Х2.5-mm strut nut socket. Use a drive socket #21. Use HEX No.H6. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 20 Nm torque.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: strut mount – MERCEDES-BENZ CLK Convertible (A209). Be sure to position the filtering element correctly. Avoid misalignment.
  32. Step 35
    How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ CLK Convertible (A209) CLK 200 1.8 Kompressor (209.442) 2004 Strut Mount - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Treat the shock strut rod. Use copper grease.
  33. Step 36
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    Decompress the spring.
  34. Step 37
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    Remove the assembled shock strut.
  35. Step 38
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    Treat the mounting seats of the shock strut. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  36. Step 39
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    Install the shock strut into the wheel arch.
  37. Step 40
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    Screw the top fastening of the shock strut mount. Do not tighten it.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    MERCEDES-BENZ CLK Convertible (A209) – To avoid injury, hold the suspension strut while screwing in the fastening bolts.
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