Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Platform / Chassis (VF211) E 220 CDI (211.606), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Platform / Chassis (VF211) E 220 CDI (211.608), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Platform / Chassis (VF211) E 270 CDI (211.616), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Platform / Chassis (VF211) E 270 CDI (211.616), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Platform / Chassis (VF211) E 280 CDI (211.620) View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Tools
Replacement: track rod end – MERCEDES-BENZ E-Klasse Pritsche / Fahrgestell (VF211). Tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Torque wrench
Combination spanner #14
Combination spanner #21
Combination spanner #22
Drive socket # 21
Wheel impact socket #17
Tap wrench
Vernier caliper
Ball joint puller
Crow bar
Wheel chock
Replacement: track rod end – MERCEDES-BENZ E-Klasse Pritsche / Fahrgestell (VF211). Tip from AUTODOC:
  • Replace tie rod ends in pairs.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the right and left tie rod ends.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: track rod end – MERCEDES-BENZ E-Klasse Pritsche / Fahrgestell (VF211). Take the following steps:
  1. Step 1
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
    Step 2
    How to change Track Rod End on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Klasse Pritsche / Fahrgestell (VF211) 2003 - free PDF and video manuals
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  2. Step 3
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 4
    How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Platform / Chassis (VF211) E 220 CDI (211.606) 2004 Track Rod End - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. MERCEDES-BENZ E-Klasse Pritsche / Fahrgestell (VF211)
  3. Step 5
    MERCEDES-BENZ E-Klasse Pritsche / Fahrgestell (VF211) E 220 CDI (211.608) 2005 Track Rod End replacement: free workshop manuals
    Remove the wheel.
  4. Step 6
    Changing Track Rod End on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Platform / Chassis (VF211) E 280 CDI (211.620) 2006 by yourself
    Clean the fastener connecting the tie rod end to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  5. Step 7
    How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS E 220 CDI (211.606) 2007 Track Rod End - online easy-to-follow instructions
    When deinstalling, mark or measure the precise position of the ball joint on the track rod, or count the number of turns in order to prevent misalignment afterward. Use a vernier caliper.
  6. Step 8
    How to replace Track Rod End on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Platform / Chassis (VF211) 2008: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Loosen the lock nut securing the tie rod end to the tie rod. Use a combination spanner #21 (2 pieces).
  7. Step 9
    How hard is it to do yourself: Track Rod End replacement on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Klasse Pritsche / Fahrgestell (VF211) E 270 CDI (211.616) 2009 - download illustrated guide
    Unscrew the end fastening nut to the steering knuckle. Use a drive socket #21. Use a tap wrench.
  8. Step 10
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    Disconnect the tie rod end from the steering knuckle. Use a ball joint puller. Use a crowbar.
  9. Step 11
    Changing of Track Rod End on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Klasse Pritsche / Fahrgestell (VF211) 2004 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Screw the end out of the tie rod.
  10. Step 12
    MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS E 220 CDI (211.606) Track Rod End replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Clean the mounting seats of the tie rod end. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  11. Step 13
    Replacing Track Rod End on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Klasse Pritsche / Fahrgestell (VF211) 2006 E 220 CDI (211.606) by yourself
    Screw on a new tie rod end. Use a combination spanner #14.
    Replacement: track rod end – MERCEDES-BENZ E-Klasse Pritsche / Fahrgestell (VF211). Professionals recommend:
    While installing the steering rod end remember to make the same number of turns or to leave the same length of thread showing as per your measurements.
  12. Step 14
    E-Class Platform / Chassis (VF211) E 220 CDI (211.606) 2007 Track Rod End DIY replacement workshop manual
    When deinstalling, mark or measure the precise position of the ball joint on the track rod, or count the number of turns in order to prevent misalignment afterward. Use a vernier caliper.
  13. Step 15
    How to change Track Rod End on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Platform / Chassis (VF211) 2008 - tips and tricks
    Connect the tie rod end to the steering knuckle.
  14. Step 16
    Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement MERCEDES-BENZ E-Klasse Pritsche / Fahrgestell (VF211) 2009 E 220 CDI (211.606) Track Rod End
    Screw on the fastening nut that connects the tie rod end to the steering knuckle. Use a combination spanner #22.
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