Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W169) A 200 CDI (169.308, 169.008), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W169) A 200 TURBO (169.034, 169.334), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W169) A 200 CDI (169.008, 169.308), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W169) A 180 CDI (169.007, 169.307), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W169) A 160 CDI (169.006, 169.306), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W169) A 200 (169.033, 169.333), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W169) A 170 (169.032, 169.332) View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change rear springs on MERCEDES-BENZ A W169 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC

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Tools
Replacement: coil springs – Mercedes W169. Tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Drive socket # 16
Drive socket # 19
Combination spanner #16
Combination spanner #18
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Flat Screwdriver
Crow bar
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
Replacement: coil springs – Mercedes W169. AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • 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.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: coil springs – Mercedes W169. Take the following steps:
  1. Step 1
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. Step 2
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  3. Step 3
    Raise the rear of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 4
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: coil springs – Mercedes W169. AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  4. Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  5. Step 6
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    Support the arm. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  6. Step 7
    Clean the shock absorber fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 8
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    Unscrew the lower fastener of the shock absorber. Use a combination spanner #16. Use a drive socket #16. Use a ratchet wrench.
  7. Step 9
    Remove the fastening bolt. Use a crowbar.
    Step 10
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    Lower the hydraulic transmission jack by 10-15 cm.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Mercedes W169 – Do not lower the transmission jack sharply to avoid damaging components and mechanisms of the car.
  8. Step 11
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    Disconnect the ABS sensor wiring. Use a flat screwdriver.
  9. Step 12
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    Remove the support from under the arm.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: coil springs – Mercedes W169. Lower the transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging components and mechanisms.
  10. Step 13
    Clean all joints of the arm. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 14
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the control arm to the rear knuckle. Use a combination spanner #18. Use a drive socket #19. Use a ratchet wrench.
  11. Step 15
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    Remove the fastening bolt.
  12. Step 16
    Detach the suspension arm from the rear knuckle. Use a crowbar.
    Step 17
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    Remove the spring. Use a crowbar.
    Replacement: coil springs – Mercedes W169. Professionals recommend:
    Examine suspension spring rubber spacers. Replace them if needed.
  13. Step 18
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    Clean the coil spring mounting seats. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  14. Step 19
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    Install the coil spring together with the rubber mounts into the mounting seats. Use a crowbar.
  15. Step 20
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    Clean the mounting seats and the thread of the suspension arm. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
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