Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W169) A 200 (169.033, 169.333), MERCEDES-BENZ B-Class (W245) B 200 (245.233)

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change rear shock absorber on MERCEDES-BENZ B200 (W245)  [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Replacement: shock absorbers – Mercedes W245. Tools you need:
Replacement: shock absorbers – Mercedes W245. Tools you need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #16
Drive socket # 16
Drive socket # 17
Wheel impact socket #H12
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Shock absorber socket DD№6
Crow bar
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
All the parts you need to replace – Shock Absorber for B-Class (W245) and other MERCEDES-BENZ models
How to change Shock Absorber on Mercedes W245 B 180 CDI 2.0 (245.207) – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Shock Absorber
How to change Shock Absorber on MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W169) A 200 (169.033, 169.333) – tips for proper car maintenance
MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W169) A 200 (169.033, 169.333)
Simple DIY car repair steps – Replacing Shock Absorber on MERCEDES-BENZ B-Class (W245) B 200 (245.233)
MERCEDES-BENZ B-Class (W245) B 200 (245.233)
Replacement: shock absorbers – Mercedes W245. AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • Both shock absorbers of the rear suspension should be replaced simultaneously.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right shock absorbers of the rear suspension.
  • Please note: all work on the car – Mercedes W245 – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. How to change Shock Absorber on Mercedes W245 2004 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 1
    Open the boot lid.
  2. How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ B-Class (W245) B 180 CDI 2.0 (245.207) 2005 Shock Absorber - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 2
    Remove the clips of the boot side lining.
  3. Mercedes W245 B 200 CDI 2.0 (245.208) 2006 Shock Absorber replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 3
    Detach the boot side lining.
  4. Changing Shock Absorber on MERCEDES-BENZ B-Class (W245) B 200 2.0 (245.233) 2007 by yourself
    Step 4
    Remove the protective cap of the shock absorber mount.
  5. How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ B-CLASS B 150 1.5 (245.231) 2008 Shock Absorber - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 5
    Loosen the upper fastener of the shock absorber.Use a drive socket #16.Use a shock absorber socket DD#6.Use a ratchet wrench.
  6. How to replace Shock Absorber on MERCEDES-BENZ B-Class (W245) 2009: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 6
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  7. How hard is it to do yourself: Shock Absorber replacement on Mercedes W245 B 180 1.7 (245.232) 2010 - download illustrated guide
    Step 7
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts.Use wheel impact socket #H12.
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    Step 8
    Raise the rear of the car and secure on supports.
  9. Changing of Shock Absorber on Mercedes W245 2012 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 9
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: shock absorbers – Mercedes W245. AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  10. MERCEDES-BENZ B-CLASS B 170 NGT 2.0 (245.233) Shock Absorber replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 10
    Remove the wheel.
  11. Replacing Shock Absorber on Mercedes W245 2005 B 180 CDI 2.0 (245.207) by yourself
    Step 11
    Clean the shock absorber fasteners.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  12. B-Class (W245) B 150 1.5 (245.231) 2006 Shock Absorber DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 12
    Unscrew the lower fastener of the shock absorber.Use a combination spanner #16.Use a drive socket #16.Use a ratchet wrench.
  13. How to change Shock Absorber on MERCEDES-BENZ B-Class (W245) 2007 - tips and tricks
    Step 13
    Support the arm. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  14. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Mercedes W245 2008 B 150 1.5 (245.231) Shock Absorber
    Step 14
    Remove the fastening bolt.
  15. DIY replacement of Shock Absorber on MERCEDES-BENZ B-Class (W245) B 170 1.7 (245.232) 2009 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 15
    Unscrew the upper fastener of the shock absorber.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the shock absorber while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Mercedes W245
  16. How to change Shock Absorber on Mercedes W245 2004 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 16
    Remove the support from under the arm.
    Replacement: shock absorbers – Mercedes W245. AUTODOC recommends:
    Lower the hydraulic transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging assemblies and mechanisms.
  17. How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ B-Class (W245) B 180 CDI 2.0 (245.207) 2005 Shock Absorber - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 17
    Support the arm. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  18. Mercedes W245 B 200 CDI 2.0 (245.208) 2006 Shock Absorber replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 18
    Remove the shock absorber. Use a crowbar.
    Replacement: shock absorbers – Mercedes W245. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Before installing a new shock absorber you should pump it manually 3-5 times.
  19. Changing Shock Absorber on MERCEDES-BENZ B-Class (W245) B 200 2.0 (245.233) 2007 by yourself
    Step 19
    Place the shock absorber in the wheel arch and secure it.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Mercedes W245 – To avoid injury, hold the shock absorber while screwing in the fastening bolts.
  20. How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ B-CLASS B 150 1.5 (245.231) 2008 Shock Absorber - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 20
    Install the fastening bolt.
  21. How to replace Shock Absorber on MERCEDES-BENZ B-Class (W245) 2009: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 21
    Screw in the lower fastener of the shock absorber. Use a combination spanner #16.Use a drive socket #16.Use a ratchet wrench.
  22. How hard is it to do yourself: Shock Absorber replacement on Mercedes W245 B 180 1.7 (245.232) 2010 - download illustrated guide
    Step 22
    Remove the support from under the arm.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: shock absorbers – Mercedes W245. Lower the transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging components and mechanisms.
  23. Need to know how to renew Shock Absorber on MERCEDES-BENZ B-CLASS ? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Step 23
    Support the arm. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  24. Changing of Shock Absorber on Mercedes W245 2012 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 24
    Screw the upper fastener of the shock absorber.
    Step 25
    Tighten the lower fastener of the shock absorber. Use a drive socket #16.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 85 Nm torque.
  25. MERCEDES-BENZ B-CLASS B 170 NGT 2.0 (245.233) Shock Absorber replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 26
    Remove the support from under the arm.
    Replacement: shock absorbers – Mercedes W245. Tip:
    Lower the hydraulic transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging assemblies and mechanisms.
  26. Replacing Shock Absorber on Mercedes W245 2005 B 180 CDI 2.0 (245.207) by yourself
    Step 27
    Treat the shock absorber fasteners. Use copper grease.
    Step 28
    Treat the surface where the brake disc contacts the wheel rim. Use copper grease.
  27. B-Class (W245) B 150 1.5 (245.231) 2006 Shock Absorber DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 29
    Clean the brake disk surface.Use a brake cleaner.
    Replacement: shock absorbers – Mercedes W245. AUTODOC recommends:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  28. How to change Shock Absorber on MERCEDES-BENZ B-Class (W245) 2007 - tips and tricks
    Step 30
    Install the wheel.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while screwing in the fastening bolts. Mercedes W245
  29. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Mercedes W245 2008 B 150 1.5 (245.231) Shock Absorber
    Step 31
    Screw in the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #H12.
  30. DIY replacement of Shock Absorber on MERCEDES-BENZ B-Class (W245) B 170 1.7 (245.232) 2009 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 32
    Lower the car and working in a cross order, tighten the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #H12.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 125 Nm torque.
  31. How to change Shock Absorber on Mercedes W245 2004 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 33
    Tighten the top shock absorber fastening.Use a drive socket #17.Use a shock absorber socket DD#6.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 55 Nm torque.
  32. How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ B-Class (W245) B 180 CDI 2.0 (245.207) 2005 Shock Absorber - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 34
    Treat the shock absorber fasteners. Use copper grease.
  33. Mercedes W245 B 200 CDI 2.0 (245.208) 2006 Shock Absorber replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 35
    Install the protective shock absorber mounting cap.
  34. Changing Shock Absorber on MERCEDES-BENZ B-Class (W245) B 200 2.0 (245.233) 2007 by yourself
    Step 36
    Attach the side lining of the boot.
  35. How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ B-CLASS B 150 1.5 (245.231) 2008 Shock Absorber - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 37
    Install the clips of the boot side lining.
  36. How to replace Shock Absorber on MERCEDES-BENZ B-Class (W245) 2009: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 38
    Close the lid of the luggage compartment.
    Step 39
    Remove the jacks and chocks.
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