Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
MERCEDES-BENZ SLK (R170) 32 AMG Kompressor (170.466), MERCEDES-BENZ SLK (R170) 320 (170.465), MERCEDES-BENZ SLK (R170) 230 Kompressor (170.449), MERCEDES-BENZ SLK (R170) 200 Kompressor (170.444), MERCEDES-BENZ SLK (R170) 200 Kompressor (170.445), MERCEDES-BENZ SLK (R170) 230 Kompressor (170.447), MERCEDES-BENZ SLK (R170) 200 (170.435) View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Tools
Replacement: track rod end – MERCEDES-BENZ SLK (R170). Tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #19
Drive socket # 19
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Vernier caliper
Ball joint puller
Wheel chock
Replacement: track rod end – MERCEDES-BENZ SLK (R170). AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • 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 SLK (R170). Recommended sequence of steps:
  1. Step 1
    How to change Track Rod End on Mercedes SLK R170 1996 - free PDF and video manuals
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. Step 2
    How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ SLK (R170) 230 2.3 Kompressor (170.447) 1997 Track Rod End - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  3. Step 3
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 4
    Mercedes SLK R170 200 2.0 Kompressor (170.444) 1998 Track Rod End replacement: free workshop manuals
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. MERCEDES-BENZ SLK (R170)
  4. Step 5
    Changing Track Rod End on MERCEDES-BENZ SLK (R170) 230 2.3 Kompressor (170.449) 1999 by yourself
    Remove the wheel.
  5. Step 6
    How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ SLK 320 3.2 (170.465) 2000 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 7
    How to replace Track Rod End on MERCEDES-BENZ SLK (R170) 2001: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Clean the fastener connecting the tie rod end to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  7. Step 8
    How hard is it to do yourself: Track Rod End replacement on Mercedes SLK R170 32 AMG 3.2 Kompressor (170.466) 2002 - download illustrated guide
    Unscrew the end fastening nut to the steering knuckle. Use a drive socket #19. Use a ratchet wrench.
  8. Step 9
    Clean the lock nut that connects the tie rod to the tie rod end. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 10
    Need to know how to renew Track Rod End on MERCEDES-BENZ SLK 2003? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Loosen the lock nut securing the tie rod end to the tie rod. Use a combination spanner #19.
  9. Step 11
    Changing of Track Rod End on Mercedes SLK R170 2004 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Disconnect the tie rod end from the steering knuckle. Use a ball joint puller.
  10. Step 12
    MERCEDES-BENZ SLK 230 2.3 (170.449) Track Rod End replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Screw the end out of the tie rod.
  11. Step 13
    Replacing Track Rod End on Mercedes SLK R170 1997 230 2.3 Kompressor (170.447) by yourself
    Clean the mounting seats of the tie rod end. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  12. Step 14
    SLK (R170) 320 3.2 (170.465) 1998 Track Rod End DIY replacement workshop manual
    Screw on a new tie rod end.
    Replacement: track rod end – MERCEDES-BENZ SLK (R170). AUTODOC recommends:
    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.
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