Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
MERCEDES-BENZ VITO / MIXTO Box (W639) 115 CDI (639.601, 639.603, 639.605), MERCEDES-BENZ VITO / MIXTO Box (W639) 111 CDI (639.601, 639.603, 639.605), MERCEDES-BENZ VITO / MIXTO Box (W639) 119 (639.601, 639.603, 639.605), MERCEDES-BENZ VITO / MIXTO Box (W639) 122 (639.601, 639.603, 639.605), MERCEDES-BENZ VITO / MIXTO Box (W639) 109 CDI (639.601, 639.603, 639.605), MERCEDES-BENZ VITO / MIXTO Box (W639) 111 CDI (639.601, 639.603), MERCEDES-BENZ VITO / MIXTO Box (W639) 120 CDI (639.601, 639.603, 639.605), MERCEDES-BENZ VITO / MIXTO Box (W639) 126 (639.601, 639.603, 639.605), MERCEDES-BENZ VITO / MIXTO Box (W639) 109 CDI (639.601, 639.603, 639.605), MERCEDES-BENZ VITO / MIXTO Box (W639) 123 (639.601), MERCEDES-BENZ VITO / MIXTO Box (W639) 123 (639.601, 639.603, 639.605) View more

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All the parts you need to replace – Shock Absorber for VITO / MIXTO Box (W639) and other MERCEDES-BENZ models
How to change Shock absorber on Mercedes Vito Mixto W639 115 CDI (639.601, 639.603, 639.605) – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Shock absorber
How to change Suspension Strut on Mercedes Vito Mixto W639 115 CDI (639.601, 639.603, 639.605) – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Suspension Strut
Tools
Replacement: suspension strut – MERCEDES-BENZ VITO / MIXTO Box (W639). List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Torque wrench
Torx bit T25
Torx bit T40
Combination spanner #18
Combination spanner #21
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 20
Drive socket # 21
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Flat Screwdriver
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Ear clamp pliers
Fender cover
Wheel chock
Replacement: suspension strut – MERCEDES-BENZ VITO / MIXTO Box (W639). AUTODOC recommends:
  • Both shock struts of the front suspension should be replaced simultaneously.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right shock struts of the front suspension.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: suspension strut – MERCEDES-BENZ VITO / MIXTO Box (W639). Recommended sequence of steps:
  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
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 4
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. MERCEDES-BENZ VITO / MIXTO Box (W639)
  4. Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  5. Step 6
    Clean the stabiliser link fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 7
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the stabilizer link to the shock strut. Use a combination spanner #18. Use Torx T40. Use a ratchet wrench.
  6. Step 8
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    Remove the stabilizer rod.
  7. Step 9
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    Detach the brake hose from the shock strut. Use a flat screwdriver.
  8. Step 10
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    Disconnect the ABS sensor wiring. Disconnect the fastener of the brake pad wear sensor wire from the suspension strut. Use a flat screwdriver.
  9. Step 11
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    Clean the fasteners connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  10. Step 12
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    Unscrew the fasteners connecting the suspension strut to the steering knuckle. Use a combination spanner #21. Use a drive socket #21. Use a ratchet wrench.
  11. Step 13
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    Remove the fastening bolts.
  12. Step 14
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    Disconnect the steering knuckle from the shock absorber strut.
  13. Step 15
    Lower the car.
    Step 16
    Open the bonnet.
    Step 17
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
    Step 18
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    Unscrew the fasteners of the cowl grille. Use Torx T25. Use a ratchet wrench.
  14. Step 19
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    Remove the clips of the plastic cowl grille. Use a flat screwdriver. Use ear clamp pliers.
  15. Step 20
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    Unscrew the fasteners of the windscreen wiper arms. Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
  16. Step 21
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    Remove the wiper arms.
  17. Step 22
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    Detach the windscreen washer nozzle hose.
  18. Step 23
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    Raise up and remove the cowl grille. Use a flat screwdriver.
  19. Step 24
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    Take out the cabin filter bracket. Use Torx T25. Use a ratchet wrench.
  20. Step 25
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    Remove the lower wiper plastic cowl grille.
  21. Step 26
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    Detach the windscreen washer nozzle hose.
  22. Step 27
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    Unscrew the fasteners of the windscreen wiper linkage panel. Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
  23. Step 28
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    Remove the panel assembled with the windscreen wiper linkage.
  24. Step 29
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    Unplug the wiper motor connector. Use a flat screwdriver.
  25. Step 30
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    Remove the suspension strut mount cap. Use a flat screwdriver.
  26. Step 31
    Clean the upper fastener of the suspension strut mount. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 32
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    Unscrew the top fastening of the shock strut mount. Use a drive socket #21. Use a ratchet wrench.
    Replacement: suspension strut – MERCEDES-BENZ VITO / MIXTO Box (W639). Tip:
    To avoid injuries, hold the shock strut when undoing the fastening bolts.
  27. Step 33
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    Remove the suspension strut.
  28. Step 34
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    Set the shock absorber strut on the spring compressor tool.
    Replacement: suspension strut – MERCEDES-BENZ VITO / MIXTO Box (W639). Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    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.
  29. Step 35
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    Compress the spring.
  30. Step 36
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    Treat the shock strut rod. Use WD-40 spray.
  31. Step 37
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    Remove the strut piston rod nut. Use a drive socket #20. Use a ratchet wrench.
  32. Step 38
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    Remove the shock absorber mount, dust boot, and bump stop.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: suspension strut – MERCEDES-BENZ VITO / MIXTO Box (W639). Carefully inspect the mount, the boot, and the bump stop of the shock absorber. Replace if necessary.
  33. Step 39
    Release the coil spring.
    Step 40
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    Remove the spring.
  34. Step 41
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    Remove the old shock absorber from the hydraulic coil spring compressor.
    Replacement: suspension strut – MERCEDES-BENZ VITO / MIXTO Box (W639). Tip from AUTODOC:
    Before installing a new shock absorber you should pump it manually 3-5 times.
  35. Step 42
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    Install the new shock absorber on the hydraulic coil spring compressor.
  36. Step 43
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    Install the spring on the shock absorber.
  37. Step 44
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    Install the mount, dust boot, and bump stop on a new shock absorber.
  38. Step 45
    Compress the spring.
    Step 46
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    Tighten the shock strut piston rod nut. Use a drive socket #20. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 56 Nm torque.
    Replacement: suspension strut – MERCEDES-BENZ VITO / MIXTO Box (W639). AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Check to make sure the spring is positioned correctly. Avoid its misalignment.
  39. Step 47
    Decompress the spring.
    Step 48
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    Remove the assembled shock strut.
  40. Step 49
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    Install the shock strut into the wheel arch.
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