Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 220 CDI, MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 320 (211.065), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 500 (211.070), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 240 (211.061), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 220 CDI (211.006), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 270 CDI (211.016), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 200 CDI (211.004), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 200 CDI (211.004), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 55 AMG Kompressor (211.076), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 200 Kompressor (211.042), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 320 CDI (211.026), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 400 CDI (211.028), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 200 NGT (211.042), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 280 CDI (211.023), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 280 (211.054), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 350 (211.056), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 280 CDI (211.020), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 320 CDI (211.022), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 420 CDI (211.029), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 200 CDI (211.007), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 220 CDI (211.008), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 200 Kompressor (211.041), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 500 (211.072), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 63 AMG (211.077), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 220 CDI (211.006), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 350 CGI (211.057), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 300 BlueTEC (211.024), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 230 (211.052) View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change rear shock absorber on MERCEDES-BENZ W211 E-Class [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Shock Absorber for E-Class Saloon (W211) and other MERCEDES-BENZ models
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Shock absorber
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Suspension Strut
Tools
Replacement: shock absorbers – Mercedes W211. Tools you need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Torque wrench
Combination spanner #16
Combination spanner #17
Drive socket # 18
Torx bit T20
Shock absorber socket #DD6
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Clip removal tool
Hydraulic transmission jack
Crow bar
Flat Screwdriver
Wheel chock
Replacement: shock absorbers – Mercedes W211. 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 W211 – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
    How to change Shock Absorber on Mercedes W211 2002 - free PDF and video manuals
    Open the boot lid.
  2. Step 2
    How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 220 CDI 2.2 (211.006) 2003 Shock Absorber - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Unscrew the fastener of the boot side lining. Use a clip removal tool. Use Torx T20. Use a ratchet wrench.
  3. Step 3
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    Remove the clips of the boot side lining. Use a clip removal tool.
  4. Step 4
    Changing Shock Absorber on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 220 CDI 2.2 (211.008) 2005 by yourself
    Remove the boot front lower lining.
  5. Step 5
    How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS E 280 CDI 3.0 (211.020) 2006 Shock Absorber - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Remove the clips from the plastic side panel. Use a flat screwdriver (2 pieces).
  6. Step 6
    How to replace Shock Absorber on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) 2007: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Detach the bulb connector.
  7. Step 7
    How hard is it to do yourself: Shock Absorber replacement on Mercedes W211 E 320 CDI 3.0 (211.022) 2008 - download illustrated guide
    Remove the side plastic cover.
  8. Step 8
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    Remove the boot side lining.
  9. Step 9
    Changing of Shock Absorber on Mercedes W211 2002 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Clean the shock absorber fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  10. Step 10
    MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS E 200 CDI 2.2 (211.007) Shock Absorber replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Unscrew the upper fastener of the shock absorber. Use a combination spanner #17. Use a shock absorber socket #DD6. Use a ratchet wrench.
  11. Step 11
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
    Step 12
    Replacing Shock Absorber on Mercedes W211 2004 E 220 CDI 2.2 (211.006) by yourself
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  12. Step 13
    E-Class Saloon (W211) E 280 CDI 3.0 (211.020) 2005 Shock Absorber DIY replacement workshop manual
    Raise the rear of the car and secure on supports.
  13. Step 14
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Mercedes W211
  14. Step 15
    Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Mercedes W211 2007 E 280 CDI 3.0 (211.020) Shock Absorber
    Remove the wheel.
  15. Step 16
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    Clean the shock absorber fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  16. Step 17
    How to change Shock Absorber on Mercedes W211 2002 - free PDF and video manuals
    Unscrew the lower fastener of the shock absorber. Use a combination spanner #16. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench.
  17. Step 18
    How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 220 CDI 2.2 (211.006) 2003 Shock Absorber - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Remove the fastening bolt.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Mercedes W211 – To avoid injury, hold the shock absorber while unscrewing the fastening bolts.
  18. Step 19
    Mercedes W211 E 270 CDI 2.7 (211.016) 2004 Shock Absorber replacement: free workshop manuals
    Support the shock absorber. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  19. Step 20
    Changing Shock Absorber on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 220 CDI 2.2 (211.008) 2005 by yourself
    Remove the shock absorber. Use a crowbar.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: shock absorbers – Mercedes W211. Carefully inspect the mount, the boot, and the bump stop of the shock absorber. Replace if necessary.
  20. Step 21
    How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS E 280 CDI 3.0 (211.020) 2006 Shock Absorber - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Remove the hydraulic transmission jack.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: shock absorbers – Mercedes W211. Lower the transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging components and mechanisms.
  21. Step 22
    How to replace Shock Absorber on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) 2007: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Clean the shock absorber mounting seats. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Replacement: shock absorbers – Mercedes W211. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Before installing a new shock absorber you should pump it manually 3-5 times.
  22. Step 23
    How hard is it to do yourself: Shock Absorber replacement on Mercedes W211 E 320 CDI 3.0 (211.022) 2008 - download illustrated guide
    Place the shock absorber in the wheel arch and secure it.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Mercedes W211 – To avoid injury, hold the shock absorber while screwing in the fastening bolts.
  23. Step 24
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    Install the fastening bolt.
  24. Step 25
    Changing of Shock Absorber on Mercedes W211 2002 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Support the control arm. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  25. Step 26
    MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS E 200 CDI 2.2 (211.007) Shock Absorber replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Screw in the lower fastener of the shock absorber. Use a combination spanner #16. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench.
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