Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) E 1.8 (201.018), MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) 2.0 (201.022), MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) 2.0 (201.023), MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) 2.0 (201.023), MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) E 2.0, MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) E 2.0 (201.024), MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) E 2.3, MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) E 2.3 (201.028), MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) E 2.6, MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) D 2.0 (201.122), MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) D 2.0 (201.122), MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) D 2.5 (201.126), MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) D 2.5 (201.126), MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) Turbo-D 2.5 (201.128), MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) Turbo-D 2.5 (201.128), MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) E 2.6 (201.029) View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change rear shock absorber and coil springs on MERCEDES W201 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Springs for 190 (W201) and other MERCEDES-BENZ models
Tools
Replacement: coil springs – Mercedes W201. Tools you might need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
All-purpose cleaning spray
Ceramic grease
Torque wrench
Combination spanner #13
Combination spanner #14
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 #DD6
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Tap wrench
Hammer
Pin punch
Crow bar
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
Replacement: coil springs – Mercedes W201. AUTODOC recommends:
  • 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 W201. Recommended sequence of steps:
  1. Step 1
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
    Step 2
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    Loosen the wheel bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17. Use a tap wrench.
  2. Step 3
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    Raise the car.
    Replacement: shock absorber and coil springs – Mercedes W201. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    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.
  3. Step 4
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    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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    Clean the lower shock absorber fastener. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  6. Step 7
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    Unscrew the lower fasteners of the shock absorber. Use a combination spanner #17. Use a drive socket #17. Use a ratchet wrench.
  7. Step 8
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    Remove the fastening bolt.
  8. Step 9
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    Clean the fastener connecting the sway bar link to the suspension arm. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  9. Step 10
    Clean the control arm fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 11
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    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.
  10. Step 12
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    Remove the fastening bolt.
  11. Step 13
    Detach the sway bar link from the suspension arm.
    Step 14
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    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.
  12. Step 15
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    Support the rear control arm where it is attached to the subframe. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  13. Step 16
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the control arm to the subframe. Use a combination spanner #19. Use a drive socket #19. Use a ratchet wrench.
  14. Step 17
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    Remove the fastening bolt. Use a pin punch. Use a hammer.
  15. Step 18
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    Detach the control arm from the subframe and lower the hydraulic transmission jack. If necessary, use a crowbar.
    Replacement: coil springs – Mercedes W201. 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.
  16. Step 19
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    Remove the spring.
  17. Step 20
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    Clean the coil spring mounting seats. Use a wire brush. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  18. Step 21
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    Clean the suspension arm mounting seats. Use a wire brush. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  19. Step 22
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    Install the rubber spacer on the new coil spring.
  20. Step 23
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    Install the spring.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Make sure that the coil spring is correctly positioned in its mounting seats.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.
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