Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
MERCEDES-BENZ VITO Bus (638) 108 D 2.3 (638.164), MERCEDES-BENZ VITO Bus (638) 110 TD 2.3 (638.174), MERCEDES-BENZ VITO Bus (638) 113 2.0 (638.114, 638.194), MERCEDES-BENZ VITO Bus (638) 114 2.3 (638.134, 638.194), MERCEDES-BENZ VITO Bus (638) 108 CDI 2.2 (638.194), MERCEDES-BENZ VITO Bus (638) 110 CDI 2.2 (638.194) View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change rear springs / rear coil springs on MERCEDES-BENZ VITO 1 (W638) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: coil springs – Mercedes Vito W638. Tools you might need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Copper grease
Drive socket # 21
Wheel impact socket #17
Torque wrench
Tap wrench
Crow bar
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
Replacement: coil springs – Mercedes Vito W638. Tip from AUTODOC:
  • Both coil springs of the rear suspension should be replaced simultaneously.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right coil springs of the rear suspension.
  • Please note: all work on the car – Mercedes Vito W638 – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. Step 2
    How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ VITO Bus (638) 112 CDI 2.2 (638.194) 1997 Springs - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  3. Step 3
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    Raise the rear of the car and secure on supports.
  4. Step 4
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Mercedes Vito W638
  5. Step 5
    How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ VITO 108 D 2.3 (638.164) 2000 Springs - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Remove the wheel.
  6. Step 6
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    Support the rear suspension beam. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  7. Step 7
    How hard is it to do yourself: Springs replacement on Mercedes W638 Minibus 113 2.0 (638.114, 638.194) 2002 - download illustrated guide
    Clean the shock absorber fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  8. Step 8
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    Unscrew the lower fastener of the shock absorber. Use a drive socket #21. Use a tap wrench.
  9. Step 9
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    Remove the fastening bolt.
  10. Step 10
    MERCEDES-BENZ VITO 108 CDI 2.2 (638.194) Springs replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Detach the lower part of the shock absorber. Use a crowbar.
  11. Step 11
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    Remove the mounting from under the rear axle beam.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: coil springs – Mercedes Vito W638. Lower the transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging components and mechanisms.
  12. Step 12
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    Pull down the rear suspension beam. Use a crowbar.
  13. Step 13
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    Take out the spring.
  14. Step 14
    Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Mercedes W638 Minibus 2001 108 D 2.3 (638.164) Springs
    Clean the coil spring mounting seats. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  15. Step 15
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    Pull down the rear suspension beam. Use a crowbar.
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