Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W124) E 250 D (124.126, 124.129), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W124) E 300 D (124.131), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W124) E 200 (124.019), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W124) E 220 (124.022), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W124) E 280 (124.028), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W124) E 320 (124.032), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W124) E 200 D (124.120), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W124) E 250 Turbo-D (124.128), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W124) E 300 Turbo-D (124.133) View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change rear shock absorber and coil springs on MERCEDES W124 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Springs for E-Class Saloon (W124) and other MERCEDES-BENZ models
Tools
Replacement: coil springs – Mercedes W124. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
All-purpose cleaning spray
Ceramic grease
Torque wrench
Combination spanner #13
Combination spanner #17
Combination spanner #19
Combination spanner #22
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 17
Drive socket # 19
Drive socket # 22
Shock absorber socket # 16
Shock absorber socket #DD5.2
Shock absorber socket #DD6
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Tap wrench
Hammer
Pin punch
Crow bar
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
Replacement: coil springs – Mercedes W124. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
  • 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.
  • Warning! Shut down the engine before starting any work – Mercedes W124.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
    How to change Springs on Mercedes E Class W124 1993 - free PDF and video manuals
    Open the luggage compartment.
  2. Step 2
    How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W124) E 250 D 2.5 (124.126, 124.129) 1994 Springs - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Remove the luggage compartment trim.
  3. Step 3
    Mercedes E Class W124 E 300 D 3.0 (124.131) 1995 Springs replacement: free workshop manuals
    Clean the upper fastener of the shock absorber. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  4. Step 4
    Changing Springs on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W124) E 220 2.2 (124.022) 1996 by yourself
    Loosen the upper fastener of the shock absorber. Use a combination spanner #17. Use a shock absorber socket #DD5.2. Use a ratchet wrench.
  5. Step 5
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
    Step 6
    How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS E 200 D 2.0 (124.120) 1993 Springs - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Loosen the wheel bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17. Use a tap wrench.
  6. Step 7
    How to replace Springs on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W124) 1994: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Raise the car.
    Replacement: coil springs – Mercedes W124. Tip:
    If you are using a jack, make sure it rests on a flat surface without any unevenness.Be sure to additionally secure the car with jack stands.
  7. Step 8
    How hard is it to do yourself: Springs replacement on Mercedes E Class W124 E 250 2.5 Turbo Diesel (124.128) 1995 - download illustrated guide
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  8. Step 9
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    Remove the wheel.
  9. Step 10
    Changing of Springs on Mercedes E Class W124 1993 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Clean the lower shock absorber fastener. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  10. Step 11
    Support the rear control arm. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
    Step 12
    MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS E 280 2.8 (124.029) Springs replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Unscrew the lower fasteners of the shock absorber. Use a combination spanner #17. Use a drive socket #17. Use a ratchet wrench.
  11. Step 13
    Replacing Springs on Mercedes E Class W124 1995 E 250 D 2.5 (124.126, 124.129) by yourself
    Unscrew the upper fastener of the shock absorber.
  12. Step 14
    E-Class Saloon (W124) E 200 D 2.0 (124.120) 1996 Springs DIY replacement workshop manual
    Remove the elements of the shock absorber upper mount.
  13. Step 15
    How to change Springs on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W124) 1993 - tips and tricks
    Remove the fastening bolt.
  14. Step 16
    Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Mercedes E Class W124 1994 E 200 D 2.0 (124.120) Springs
    Remove the shock absorber.
  15. Step 17
    DIY replacement of Springs on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W124) E 200 2.0 (124.019) 1995 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Clean the shock absorber mounting seats. Use a wire brush. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  16. Step 18
    How to change Springs on Mercedes E Class W124 1993 - free PDF and video manuals
    Clean the control arm fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  17. Step 19
    How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W124) E 250 D 2.5 (124.126, 124.129) 1994 Springs - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Clean the fastener connecting the sway bar link to the suspension arm. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  18. Step 20
    Mercedes E Class W124 E 300 D 3.0 (124.131) 1995 Springs replacement: free workshop manuals
    Unscrew the fastener connecting the stabilizer link to the control arm. Use a combination spanner #13. Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
  19. Step 21
    Changing Springs on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W124) E 220 2.2 (124.022) 1996 by yourself
    Remove the fastening bolt.
  20. Step 22
    Detach the sway bar link from the suspension arm.
    Step 23
    How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS E 200 D 2.0 (124.120) 1993 Springs - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Loosen the fastener that connects the control arm to the rear knuckle. Use a combination spanner #22. Use a drive socket #22. Use a ratchet wrench.
  21. Step 24
    How to replace Springs on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W124) 1994: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Remove the support from under the rear control arm.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: coil springs – Mercedes W124. Lower the transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging components and mechanisms.
  22. Step 25
    How hard is it to do yourself: Springs replacement on Mercedes E Class W124 E 250 2.5 Turbo Diesel (124.128) 1995 - download illustrated guide
    Support the rear control arm where it is attached to the subframe. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  23. Step 26
    Need to know how to renew Springs on MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS 1996? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Unscrew the fastener connecting the control arm to the subframe. Use a combination spanner #19. Use a drive socket #19. Use a ratchet wrench.
  24. Step 27
    Changing of Springs on Mercedes E Class W124 1993 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Remove the fastening bolt. Use a pin punch. Use a hammer.
  25. Step 28
    MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS E 280 2.8 (124.029) Springs replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Detach the control arm from the subframe and lower the hydraulic transmission jack. If necessary, use a crowbar.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    As the control arm is spring loaded, the hydraulic transmission jack should be lowered strictly vertically to prevent the arm from slipping off abruptly and being displaced.
  26. Step 29
    Replacing Springs on Mercedes E Class W124 1995 E 250 D 2.5 (124.126, 124.129) by yourself
    Remove the spring.
  27. Step 30
    E-Class Saloon (W124) E 200 D 2.0 (124.120) 1996 Springs DIY replacement workshop manual
    Clean the coil spring mounting seats. Use a wire brush. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  28. Step 31
    How to change Springs on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W124) 1993 - tips and tricks
    Clean the suspension arm mounting seats. Use a wire brush. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  29. Step 32
    Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Mercedes E Class W124 1994 E 200 D 2.0 (124.120) Springs
    Install the rubber spacer on the new coil spring.
  30. Step 33
    DIY replacement of Springs on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W124) E 200 2.0 (124.019) 1995 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Install the spring.
    Replacement: coil springs – Mercedes W124. AUTODOC recommends:
    Make sure that the coil spring is correctly positioned in its mounting seats.
  31. Step 34
    How to change Springs on Mercedes E Class W124 1993 - free PDF and video manuals
    Install the control arm on the subframe. Use a hydraulic transmission jack. Use a crowbar.
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