Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 200 T (124.080), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 200 T (124.080), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 200 TE (124.081), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 200 TE, MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 230 TE Cat (124.083), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 230 TE (124.083), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 300 TE 4-matic (124.290), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 300 TE (124.090), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 300 TE (124.090), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 300 TE 4-matic (124.290), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 200 T D (124.180), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 200 T D (124.180), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 250 T D (124.185), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 250 T D (124.185), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 300 T D (124.190), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 300 T D (124.190), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 300 T D (124.190), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 300 T Turbo-D 4-matic (124.393), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 300 T Turbo-D 4-matic (124.393), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 300 TE-24 (124.091), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 260 TE FGST., MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 260 TE FGST., MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 220 TE (124.082), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 300 T Turbo-D, MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 300 T Turbo-D (124.193), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 320 TE (124.092), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 280 TE (124.088), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 200 TE (124.079), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 230 TE (124.083), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 200 E, MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 300 TD T, MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 250 TD Turbo (124.188), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 300 TE-24 (124.091) View more

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Tools
Replacement: rear suspension lower control arm – MERCEDES-BENZ KOMBI Estate (S124). Tools you need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Torque wrench
Combination spanner #16
HEX bit No.H5.
XZN socket bit # 12
Drive socket # 10
Drive socket # 19
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Hammer
Crow bar
Tap wrench
Ball joint puller
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
Replacement: rear suspension lower control arm – MERCEDES-BENZ KOMBI Estate (S124). AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right lower control arms.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: rear suspension lower control arm – MERCEDES-BENZ KOMBI Estate (S124). Use the following procedure:
  1. Step 1
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
    Step 2
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  2. Step 3
    Raise the rear of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 4
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. MERCEDES-BENZ KOMBI Estate (S124)
  3. Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  4. Step 6
    Unscrew the fasteners of the plastic car body protective cover. Use a drive socket #10. Use a ratchet wrench.
    Step 7
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    Remove the plastic car body protective cover.
  5. Step 8
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    Clean all joints of the arm. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  6. Step 9
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    Make a mark on the camber adjustment bolt.
  7. Step 10
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the control arm to the subframe. Use XZN #12. Use a drive socket #19. Use a tap wrench.
  8. Step 11
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    Remove the fastening bolt. Use a crowbar. Use a hammer.
  9. Step 12
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the control arm to the rear knuckle. Use a combination spanner #16. Use HEX No.H5. Use a ratchet wrench.
  10. Step 13
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    Detach the ball joint from the rear knuckle. Use a ball joint puller.
  11. Step 14
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    Remove the arm. Use a crowbar.
  12. Step 15
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    Clean the mounting seats and the thread of the suspension arm. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  13. Step 16
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    Install a new arm.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: rear suspension lower control arm – MERCEDES-BENZ KOMBI Estate (S124). Use only new bolts and nuts for installation.Do not damage the ball joint cover.
  14. Step 17
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    Install the fastening bolt.
  15. Step 18
    Attach the ball joint to the rear knuckle.
    Step 19
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    Screw in the fasteners connecting the control arm to the rear knuckle. Use a combination spanner #16. Use HEX No.H5. Use a ratchet wrench.
  16. Step 20
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    Adjust the position of the alignment bolt according to the mark.
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