Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 210 (168.035, 168.135), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 170 CDI (168.009, 168.109), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 160 CDI (168.006), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 190 (168.032, 168.132), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 170 CDI (168.008), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 160 CDI (168.007), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 140 (168.031, 168.131), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 140 (168.031, 168.131) View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change front strut mount / top munt MERCEDES-BENZ A160 (W168) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: strut mount – Mercedes W168. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Copper grease
Drive socket # E12
Drive socket # 16
Drive socket # 18
Drive socket # 19
HEX bit No.H7.
Combination spanner #16
Combination spanner #18
Combination spanner #19
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Tap wrench
Pin punch
Rubber mallet
Pliers
Hydraulic transmission jack
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Fender cover
Wheel chock
Replacement: strut mount – Mercedes W168. Tip:
  • All mounts of the front shock struts should be replaced simultaneously.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the mounts of the left and right shock struts of the front suspension.
  • Be sure to replace all self-locking nuts and bolts during installation.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: strut mount – Mercedes W168. Recommended sequence of steps:
  1. Step 1
    How to change Strut Mount on Mercedes W168 1997 - free PDF and video manuals
    Open the bonnet.
  2. Step 2
    How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 140 1.4 (168.031, 168.131) 1998 Strut Mount - 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 W168 A 170 CDI 1.7 (168.009, 168.109) 1999 Strut Mount replacement: free workshop manuals
    Loosen the upper fastener of the shock strut mount. Use a drive socket #E12. Use a ratchet wrench.
  4. Step 4
    Changing Strut Mount on MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 170 CDI 1.7 (168.008) 2000 by yourself
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  5. Step 5
    How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ A-CLASS A 190 1.9 (168.032, 168.132) 2001 Strut Mount - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  6. Step 6
    How to replace Strut Mount on MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) 2002: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
  7. Step 7
    How hard is it to do yourself: Strut Mount replacement on Mercedes W168 A 160 CDI 1.7 (168.006) 2003 - download illustrated guide
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: strut mount – Mercedes W168. AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  8. Step 8
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    Remove the wheel.
  9. Step 9.1
    Changing of Strut Mount on Mercedes W168 1997 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Clean the fasteners connecting the stabiliser link to the shock strut, and those connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush.
    Step 9.2
    MERCEDES-BENZ A-CLASS A 160 CDI 1.7 (168.007) Strut Mount replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Use WD-40 spray.
  10. Step 10
    Replacing Strut Mount on Mercedes W168 1999 A 140 1.4 (168.031, 168.131) by yourself
    Disconnect the wiring and the brake hose from the bracket on the shock strut.
  11. Step 11
    A-Class (W168) A 190 1.9 (168.032, 168.132) 2000 Strut Mount DIY replacement workshop manual
    Unscrew the nut and remove the stabilizer rod from the shock strut. Use a combination spanner #16.
  12. Step 12
    How to change Strut Mount on MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) 2001 - tips and tricks
    Unscrew the lower fastener connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a drive socket #18. Use a combination spanner #18. Use a ratchet wrench. Use a tap wrench.
  13. Step 13
    Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Mercedes W168 2002 A 190 1.9 (168.032, 168.132) Strut Mount
    Prop up the steering knuckle. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  14. Step 14
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    Remove the fastening bolts. Use a hammer. Use a pin punch.
  15. Step 15
    How to change Strut Mount on Mercedes W168 1997 - free PDF and video manuals
    Disconnect the steering knuckle from the shock absorber strut.
  16. Step 16
    How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 140 1.4 (168.031, 168.131) 1998 Strut Mount - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Unscrew the upper fastening of the shock absorber strut. Use a drive socket #E12.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the suspension strut while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Mercedes W168
  17. Step 17
    Mercedes W168 A 170 CDI 1.7 (168.009, 168.109) 1999 Strut Mount replacement: free workshop manuals
    Release the plastic strut mount retainers. Use pliers.
  18. Step 18
    Changing Strut Mount on MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 170 CDI 1.7 (168.008) 2000 by yourself
    Remove the suspension strut.
  19. Step 19
    How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ A-CLASS A 190 1.9 (168.032, 168.132) 2001 Strut Mount - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Set the shock absorber strut on the spring compressor tool.
    Replacement: strut mount – Mercedes W168. 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.
  20. Step 20
    How to replace Strut Mount on MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) 2002: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Compress the spring.
  21. Step 21
    How hard is it to do yourself: Strut Mount replacement on Mercedes W168 A 160 CDI 1.7 (168.006) 2003 - download illustrated guide
    Clean the shock absorber rod fastener. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  22. Step 22
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    Remove the strut piston rod nut. Use a combination spanner #19. Use HEX No.H7. Use a ratchet wrench.
  23. Step 23
    Changing of Strut Mount on Mercedes W168 1997 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Remove the shock absorber mount, boot and bump stop.
    Replacement: strut mount – Mercedes W168. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Examine the shock absorber dust cap and the bump stop. Replace them if necessary.
  24. Step 24
    MERCEDES-BENZ A-CLASS A 160 CDI 1.7 (168.007) Strut Mount replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Install the new mount, boot, and bump stop on the shock absorber.
  25. Step 25
    Replacing Strut Mount on Mercedes W168 1999 A 140 1.4 (168.031, 168.131) by yourself
    Tighten the shock strut piston rod nut. Use a drive socket #19. Use HEX No.H7. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 60 Nm torque.
    Replacement: strut mount – Mercedes W168. Tip from AUTODOC:
    Check to make sure the spring is positioned correctly. Avoid its misalignment.
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