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 a front shock strut on MERCEDES-BENZ W203 C-Class [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Replacement: suspension strut – Mercedes W203. Tools you need:
Replacement: suspension strut – 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 – Shock Absorber for C-Class Saloon (W203) and other MERCEDES-BENZ models
How to change Shock Absorber on Mercedes W203 C 220 CDI 2.2 (203.006) – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Shock Absorber
How to change Shock Absorber 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 Shock Absorber 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 Shock Absorber on MERCEDES-BENZ CLK (C209) 240 (209.361)
MERCEDES-BENZ CLK (C209) 240 (209.361)
Shock Absorber 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: suspension strut – Mercedes W203. 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.
  • Please note: all work on the car – Mercedes W203 – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
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