Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) E 1.8 (201.018), MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) 2.0 (201.023), MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) 2.0 (201.023), MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) E 2.0 (201.024), MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) D 2.0 (201.122) View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Coil spring
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Coil spring buffer
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Seal, suspension strut bearing
Tools
Replacement: strut mount – Mercedes W201. Tools you 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
Drive socket # 22
Shock absorber socket # 19
Shock absorber socket # 22
HEX bit no.H6
HEX bit no.H7
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Tap wrench
Crow bar
Strut spring compressor
Hydraulic transmission jack
Fender cover
Wheel chock
Replacement: strut mount – Mercedes W201. AUTODOC recommends:
  • 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 W201. Take the following steps:
  1. Step 1
    How to change Strut Mount 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 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 W201 E 1.8 (201.018) 1984 Strut Mount replacement: free workshop manuals
    Clean the fasteners of the shock strut upper mount. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  4. Step 4
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    Clean the fastener of the suspension strut piston rod. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  5. Step 5
    How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ 190 D 2.5 (201.126) 1986 Strut Mount - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Loosen the fastener of the strut piston rod. Use a special drive socket to remove the shock absorber # 22. Use HEX No.H7. Use a ratchet wrench.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Don't unscrew it completely.
  6. Step 6
    How to replace Strut Mount on MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) 1987: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Loosen the fasteners of the upper strut mount. Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
    Replacement: strut mount – Mercedes W201. Professionals recommend:
    Don't unscrew it completely.
  7. Step 7
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
    Step 8
    How hard is it to do yourself: Strut Mount replacement on Mercedes W201 E 2.3 (201.028) 1988 - download illustrated guide
    Loosen the wheel bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17. Use a tap wrench.
  8. Step 9
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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.
  9. Step 10
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Mercedes W201
  10. Step 11
    MERCEDES-BENZ 190 E 2.0 (201.024) Strut Mount replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Remove the wheel.
  11. Step 12
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    Support the steering knuckle. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  12. Step 13
    Disconnect the wiring from the strut.
    Step 14
    190 (W201) D 2.5 (201.126) 1993 Strut Mount DIY replacement workshop manual
    Clean the fasteners connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  13. Step 15
    How to change Strut Mount on MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) 1982 - tips and tricks
    Unscrew the lower suspension strut fasteners. Use a combination spanner #19. Use a drive socket #19. Use a ratchet wrench.
  14. Step 16
    Unscrew the fastener of the suspension strut piston rod.
    Step 17
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    Remove the fastening bolts.
  15. Step 18
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    Detach the strut from the steering knuckle. Use a crowbar.
  16. Step 19
    How to change Strut Mount on Mercedes W201 1982 - free PDF and video manuals
    Lower the hydraulic transmission jack by 10-15 cm.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Lower the hydraulic transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging assemblies and mechanisms.
  17. Step 20
    How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) E 2.0 (201.024) 1983 Strut Mount - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Remove the suspension strut.
    Replacement: strut mount – Mercedes W201. Tip from AUTODOC:
    Do not allow the steering knuckle to hang on the brake hose or wiring harness.
  18. Step 21
    Mercedes W201 E 1.8 (201.018) 1984 Strut Mount replacement: free workshop manuals
    Unscrew the fasteners of the upper strut mount.
  19. Step 22
    Changing Strut Mount on MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) E 2.0 1985 by yourself
    Remove the strut mount.
  20. Step 23
    How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ 190 D 2.5 (201.126) 1986 Strut Mount - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Clean the mounting seat of the suspension strut mount. Use a wire brush. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  21. Step 24
    How to replace Strut Mount on MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) 1987: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Clean the mounting seats of the shock strut. Use a wire brush. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  22. Step 25
    How hard is it to do yourself: Strut Mount replacement on Mercedes W201 E 2.3 (201.028) 1988 - download illustrated guide
    Install a new strut mount.
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