Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 320 (211.065), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 500 (211.070), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 240 (211.061), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 270 CDI (211.016), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 240 4-matic (211.080), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 320 4-matic (211.082), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 200 CDI (211.004), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 200 Kompressor (211.042), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 320 CDI (211.026), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 400 CDI (211.028), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 500 4-matic (211.083), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 280 CDI (211.023), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 280 (211.054), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 350 (211.056), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 280 CDI (211.020), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 320 CDI (211.022), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 420 CDI (211.029), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 200 CDI (211.007), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 220 CDI (211.008), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 200 Kompressor (211.041), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 500 (211.072), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 350 CGI (211.057), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 300 BlueTEC (211.024), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 230 (211.052) View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Tools
Replacement: strut mount – Mercedes W211. Tools you might need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 17
Drive socket # 21
Combination spanner #21
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Flat Screwdriver
Crow bar
Tap wrench
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Hydraulic transmission jack
Fender cover
Wheel chock
Replacement: strut mount – Mercedes W211. Professionals recommend:
  • 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.
  • Please note: all work on the car – Mercedes W211 – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. Step 2
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  3. Step 3
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    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
  4. Step 4
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: strut mount – Mercedes W211. AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  5. Step 5
    How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS E 280 CDI 3.0 (211.020) 2006 Strut Mount - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Remove the wheel.
  6. Step 6
    How to replace Strut Mount on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) 2007: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Clean the fastening bolt that connects the shock absorber fork with the lower control arm. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  7. Step 7
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    Unscrew the fastening bolt that connects the shock absorber fork with the lower control arm. Use a combination spanner #21. Use a drive socket #21. Use a tap wrench.
  8. Step 8
    Remove the fastening bolt.
    Step 9
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    Detach the bottom part of the shock strut. Use a crowbar.
  9. Step 10
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    Lower the car.
  10. Step 11
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    Open the bonnet.
  11. Step 12
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    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
  12. Step 13
    Clean the fasteners of the shock strut upper mount. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 14
    E-Class Saloon (W211) E 280 CDI 3.0 (211.020) 2005 Strut Mount DIY replacement workshop manual
    Unscrew the top fastening of the shock strut mount. Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the suspension strut while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Mercedes W211
  13. Step 15
    How to change Strut Mount on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) 2006 - tips and tricks
    Remove the suspension strut.
  14. Step 16
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    Set the shock absorber strut on the spring compressor tool.
    Replacement: strut mount – Mercedes W211. Tip from AUTODOC:
    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.
  15. Step 17
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    Compress the spring.
  16. Step 18
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    Treat the shock strut rod. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  17. Step 19
    How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 220 CDI 2.2 (211.006) 2003 Strut Mount - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Remove the strut piston rod nut. Use a drive socket #17. Use a ratchet wrench.
  18. Step 20
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    Remove the top strut mount. Use a flat screwdriver.
    Replacement: strut mount – Mercedes W211. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Examine the shock absorber dust cap and the bump stop. Replace them if necessary.
  19. Step 21
    Changing Strut Mount on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 220 CDI 2.2 (211.008) 2005 by yourself
    Remove the rubber spring spacer. Use a flat screwdriver.
  20. Step 22
    How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS E 280 CDI 3.0 (211.020) 2006 Strut Mount - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Install the rubber spring spacer.
  21. Step 23
    Clean the mounting seat of the shock strut mount. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 24
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    Install a new top shock strut mount.
  22. Step 25
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    Tighten the shock strut piston rod nut. Use a drive socket #17. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 23 Nm torque.
    Replacement: strut mount – Mercedes W211. Professionals recommend:
    Check to make sure the spring is positioned correctly. Avoid its misalignment.
  23. Step 26
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    Treat the shock strut rod. Use copper grease.
  24. Step 27
    Changing of Strut Mount on W211 2002 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Decompress the spring.
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