Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
MERCEDES-BENZ VITO Bus (638) 112 CDI 2.2 (638.194) View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change a front shock strut on MERCEDES-BENZ VITO 1 (W638) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Shock Absorber for VITO Bus (638) and other MERCEDES-BENZ models
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Shock Absorber
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MERCEDES-BENZ VITO Bus (638) 112 CDI 2.2 (638.194)
Tools
Replacement: suspension strut – Mercedes Vito W638. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Copper grease
HEX bit No.H6.
Combination spanner #16
Combination spanner #21
Drive socket # 7
Drive socket # 16
Drive socket # 21
Phillips screwdriver
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Tap wrench
Crow bar
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Hydraulic transmission jack
Microfibre towel
Fender cover
Wheel chock
Replacement: suspension strut – Mercedes Vito W638. 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 Vito W638. Recommended sequence of steps:
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