Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 240 (203.061), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class T-modell (S203) C 240 (203.261), MERCEDES-BENZ CLK (C209) 240 (209.361), MERCEDES-BENZ CLK Convertible (A209) CLK 240 (209.461)

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change front strut mount on MERCEDES-BENZ W203 C-Class [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Replacement: strut mount – Mercedes W203. Tools you need:
Replacement: strut mount – Mercedes W203. Tools you need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Torque wrench
Combination spanner #21
HEX bit No.H6.
HEX bit No.H7.
HEX bit No.H12.
Drive socket # 16
Drive socket # 19
Drive socket # 21
14Х2.5-mm strut nut socket
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Tap wrench
Crow bar
Nippers
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Hydraulic transmission jack
Fender cover
Wheel chock
All the parts you need to replace – Strut Mount for C-Class Saloon (W203) and other MERCEDES-BENZ models
How to change Anti-Friction Bearing, suspension strut support mounting on Mercedes W203 C 220 CDI 2.2 (203.006) – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Anti-Friction Bearing, suspension strut support mounting
How to change Anti-Friction Bearing, suspension strut support mounting on MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 240 (203.061) – tips for proper car maintenance
MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 240 (203.061)
Simple DIY car repair steps – Replacing Anti-Friction Bearing, suspension strut support mounting on MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class T-modell (S203) C 240 (203.261)
MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class T-modell (S203) C 240 (203.261)
How to change Repair Kit, suspension strut on Mercedes W203 C 220 CDI 2.2 (203.006) – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Repair Kit, suspension strut
How to change Repair Kit, suspension strut on MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 240 (203.061) – tips for proper car maintenance
MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 240 (203.061)
Simple DIY car repair steps – Replacing Repair Kit, suspension strut on MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class T-modell (S203) C 240 (203.261)
MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class T-modell (S203) C 240 (203.261)
Easy tricks to help you to replace Repair Kit, suspension strut on MERCEDES-BENZ CLK (C209) 240 (209.361)
MERCEDES-BENZ CLK (C209) 240 (209.361)
Repair Kit, suspension strut removal & installation, incredibly easy steps for MERCEDES-BENZ CLK Convertible (A209) CLK 240 (209.461)
MERCEDES-BENZ CLK Convertible (A209) CLK 240 (209.461)
How to change Top Strut Mounting on Mercedes W203 C 220 CDI 2.2 (203.006) – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Top Strut Mounting
How to change Top Strut Mounting on MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 240 (203.061) – tips for proper car maintenance
MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 240 (203.061)
Simple DIY car repair steps – Replacing Top Strut Mounting on MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class T-modell (S203) C 240 (203.261)
MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class T-modell (S203) C 240 (203.261)
Easy tricks to help you to replace Top Strut Mounting on MERCEDES-BENZ CLK (C209) 240 (209.361)
MERCEDES-BENZ CLK (C209) 240 (209.361)
Top Strut Mounting removal & installation, incredibly easy steps for MERCEDES-BENZ CLK Convertible (A209) CLK 240 (209.461)
MERCEDES-BENZ CLK Convertible (A209) CLK 240 (209.461)
Replacement: strut mount – Mercedes W203. Tip from AUTODOC:
  • 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 W203. Use the following procedure:
  1. How to change Strut Mount on Mercedes W203 2000 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 1
    Open the bonnet.
  2. How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 220 CDI 2.2 (203.006) 2001 Strut Mount - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 2
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
  3. Mercedes W203 C 180 1.8 Kompressor (203.046) 2002 Strut Mount replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 3
    Clean the fasteners of the shock strut upper mount. Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  4. Changing Strut Mount on MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 200 CDI 2.2 (203.004) 2003 by yourself
    Step 4
    Loosen the upper fastener of the shock strut mount.Use a combination spanner #21.Use HEX No.H7.Use a ratchet wrench.
  5. How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS C 200 CDI 2.2 (203.007) 2004 Strut Mount - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 5
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  6. How to replace Strut Mount on MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) 2005: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 6
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
  7. How hard is it to do yourself: Strut Mount replacement on Mercedes W203 C 200 2.0 Kompressor (203.045) 2006 - download illustrated guide
    Step 7
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
  8. Need to know how to renew Strut Mount on MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS ? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Step 8
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Mercedes W203
  9. Changing of Strut Mount on Mercedes W203 2000 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 9
    Remove the wheel.
  10. MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS C 200 1.8 Kompressor (203.042) Strut Mount replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 10
    Clean the stabiliser link fasteners.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  11. Replacing Strut Mount on Mercedes W203 2002 C 220 CDI 2.2 (203.006) by yourself
    Step 11
    Unscrew the fastener connecting the stabilizer link to the shock strut.Use a drive socket #16.Use a ratchet wrench.
  12. C-Class Saloon (W203) C 200 CDI 2.2 (203.007) 2003 Strut Mount DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 12
    Remove the stabilizer rod.
  13. How to change Strut Mount on MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) 2004 - tips and tricks
    Step 13
    Disconnect the brake hose bracket.Use nippers.
  14. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Mercedes W203 2005 C 200 CDI 2.2 (203.007) Strut Mount
    Step 14
    Disconnect the ABS sensor wiring.
  15. DIY replacement of Strut Mount on MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 220 CDI 2.2 (203.008) 2006 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 15
    Disconnect the brake pad wear sensor wire.
  16. How to change Strut Mount on Mercedes W203 2000 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 16
    Clean the fasteners connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  17. How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 220 CDI 2.2 (203.006) 2001 Strut Mount - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 17
    Unscrew the upper fastener connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle.Use HEX No.H12.Use a drive socket #21.Use a ratchet wrench.Use a tap wrench.
  18. Mercedes W203 C 180 1.8 Kompressor (203.046) 2002 Strut Mount replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 18
    Clean the fasteners connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  19. Changing Strut Mount on MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 200 CDI 2.2 (203.004) 2003 by yourself
    Step 19
    Unscrew the fasteners connecting the suspension strut to the steering knuckle.Use a drive socket #19.Use a tap wrench.
  20. How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS C 200 CDI 2.2 (203.007) 2004 Strut Mount - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 20
    Remove the fastening bolts.
  21. How to replace Strut Mount on MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) 2005: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 21
    Disconnect the steering knuckle from the shock absorber strut.Use a crowbar.
  22. How hard is it to do yourself: Strut Mount replacement on Mercedes W203 C 200 2.0 Kompressor (203.045) 2006 - download illustrated guide
    Step 22
    Prop up the steering knuckle.Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  23. Need to know how to renew Strut Mount on MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS ? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Step 23
    Remove the fastening bolt.
  24. Changing of Strut Mount on Mercedes W203 2000 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 24
    Disconnect the steering knuckle from the shock absorber strut.Use a crowbar.
  25. MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS C 200 1.8 Kompressor (203.042) Strut Mount replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 25
    Unscrew the top fastening of the shock strut mount.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the suspension strut while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Mercedes W203
  26. Replacing Strut Mount on Mercedes W203 2002 C 220 CDI 2.2 (203.006) by yourself
    Step 26
    Remove the suspension strut.
  27. C-Class Saloon (W203) C 200 CDI 2.2 (203.007) 2003 Strut Mount DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 27
    Set the shock absorber strut on the spring compressor tool.
    Replacement: strut mount – Mercedes W203. 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.
  28. How to change Strut Mount on MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) 2004 - tips and tricks
    Step 28
    Compress the spring.
  29. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Mercedes W203 2005 C 200 CDI 2.2 (203.007) Strut Mount
    Step 29
    Treat the shock strut rod.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  30. DIY replacement of Strut Mount on MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 220 CDI 2.2 (203.008) 2006 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 30
    Remove the strut piston rod nut.Use a 14Х2.5-mm strut nut socket.Use a drive socket #21.Use HEX No.H7.Use a ratchet wrench.
  31. How to change Strut Mount on Mercedes W203 2000 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 31
    Remove the top strut mount.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: strut mount – Mercedes W203. Carefully inspect the mount, the boot, and the bump stop of the shock absorber. Replace if necessary.
  32. How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 220 CDI 2.2 (203.006) 2001 Strut Mount - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 32
    Treat the upper shock strut mount.Use WD-40 spray.
  33. Mercedes W203 C 180 1.8 Kompressor (203.046) 2002 Strut Mount replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 33
    Install a new top shock strut mount.
  34. Changing Strut Mount on MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 200 CDI 2.2 (203.004) 2003 by yourself
    Step 34
    Tighten the shock strut piston rod nut. Use a 14Х2.5-mm strut nut socket.Use a drive socket #21.Use HEX No.H6.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 60 Nm torque.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: strut mount – Mercedes W203. Be sure to position the filtering element correctly. Avoid misalignment.
  35. How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS C 200 CDI 2.2 (203.007) 2004 Strut Mount - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 35
    Treat the shock strut rod.Use copper grease.
  36. How to replace Strut Mount on MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) 2005: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 36
    Decompress the spring.
  37. How hard is it to do yourself: Strut Mount replacement on Mercedes W203 C 200 2.0 Kompressor (203.045) 2006 - download illustrated guide
    Step 37
    Remove the assembled shock strut.
  38. Need to know how to renew Strut Mount on MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS ? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Step 38
    Treat the mounting seats of the shock strut.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  39. Changing of Strut Mount on Mercedes W203 2000 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 39
    Install the shock strut into the wheel arch.
  40. MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS C 200 1.8 Kompressor (203.042) Strut Mount replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 40
    Screw the top fastening of the shock strut mount.Do not tighten it.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Mercedes W203 – To avoid injury, hold the suspension strut while screwing in the fastening bolts.
  41. Replacing Strut Mount on Mercedes W203 2002 C 220 CDI 2.2 (203.006) by yourself
    Step 41
    Treat the mounting seats of the shock strut.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  42. C-Class Saloon (W203) C 200 CDI 2.2 (203.007) 2003 Strut Mount DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 42
    Fix the shock absorber strut on the steering knuckle.Use a crowbar.
  43. How to change Strut Mount on MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) 2004 - tips and tricks
    Step 43
    Install the fastening bolt.
  44. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Mercedes W203 2005 C 200 CDI 2.2 (203.007) Strut Mount
    Step 44
    Screw in the upper fastener connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle.Use a drive socket #21.Use HEX No.H12.Use a ratchet wrench.
  45. DIY replacement of Strut Mount on MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 220 CDI 2.2 (203.008) 2006 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 45
    Remove the support from under the steering knuckle.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: strut mount – Mercedes W203. Lower the transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging components and mechanisms.
  46. How to change Strut Mount on Mercedes W203 2000 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 46
    Fix the shock absorber strut on the steering knuckle.Use a crowbar.
    Step 47
    Install the fastening bolts.
  47. How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 220 CDI 2.2 (203.006) 2001 Strut Mount - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 48
    Screw in the fasteners connecting the suspension strut to the steering knuckle.Use a drive socket #19.Use a ratchet wrench.
  48. Mercedes W203 C 180 1.8 Kompressor (203.046) 2002 Strut Mount replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 49
    Tighten the lower fasteners connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle.Use a drive socket #19.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 70 Nm torque.
  49. Changing Strut Mount on MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 200 CDI 2.2 (203.004) 2003 by yourself
    Step 50
    Tighten the upper fastener connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle.Use a drive socket #21.Use HEX No.H12.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 80 Nm torque.
  50. How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS C 200 CDI 2.2 (203.007) 2004 Strut Mount - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 51
    Secure the brake hose bracket.Use nippers.
  51. How to replace Strut Mount on MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) 2005: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 52
    Connect the ABS sensor wiring.
  52. How hard is it to do yourself: Strut Mount replacement on Mercedes W203 C 200 2.0 Kompressor (203.045) 2006 - download illustrated guide
    Step 53
    Connect the brake pad wear sensor wire.
  53. Need to know how to renew Strut Mount on MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS ? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Step 54
    Clean the mounting seats of the stabiliser link.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 55
    Ιnstall the transverse stabilizer link.
  54. Changing of Strut Mount on Mercedes W203 2000 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 56
    Tighten the fastener connecting the stabilizer link to the shock strut.Use a drive socket #16.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 55 Nm torque.
  55. MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS C 200 1.8 Kompressor (203.042) Strut Mount replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 57
    Treat all joints of the stabiliser link.Treat the shock strut fasteners.Use copper grease.
  56. Replacing Strut Mount on Mercedes W203 2002 C 220 CDI 2.2 (203.006) by yourself
    Step 58
    Treat the surface where the brake disc contacts the wheel rim. Use copper grease.
  57. C-Class Saloon (W203) C 200 CDI 2.2 (203.007) 2003 Strut Mount DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 59
    Clean the brake disk surface.Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: strut mount – Mercedes W203. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  58. How to change Strut Mount on MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) 2004 - tips and tricks
    Step 60
    Install the wheel.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while screwing in the fastening bolts on the car. Mercedes W203
  59. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Mercedes W203 2005 C 200 CDI 2.2 (203.007) Strut Mount
    Step 61
    Screw in the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
  60. DIY replacement of Strut Mount on MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 220 CDI 2.2 (203.008) 2006 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 62
    Lower the car and working in a cross order, tighten the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 120 Nm torque.
  61. How to change Strut Mount on Mercedes W203 2000 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 63
    Remove the jacks and chocks.
  62. How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 220 CDI 2.2 (203.006) 2001 Strut Mount - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 64
    Tighten the upper fastener of the shock absorber strut mount.Use a combination spanner #21.Use HEX No.H6.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 50 Nm torque.
  63. Mercedes W203 C 180 1.8 Kompressor (203.046) 2002 Strut Mount replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 65
    Treat the fasteners of the shock strut mount.Use copper grease.
  64. Changing Strut Mount on MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 200 CDI 2.2 (203.004) 2003 by yourself
    Step 66
    Remove the fender protection cover.
  65. How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS C 200 CDI 2.2 (203.007) 2004 Strut Mount - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 67
    Close the hood.
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