Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
MERCEDES-BENZ M-Class (W163) ML 270 CDI (163.113)

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change tie rod end / track rod end on MERCEDES-BENZ M W163 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC

Replacement: track rod end – Mercedes ML W163. Tools you need:
Replacement: track rod end – Mercedes ML W163. Tools you need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #15
Combination spanner #22
Impact socket №22
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Vernier caliper
Ball joint puller
Wheel chock
All the parts you need to replace – Track Rod End for M-Class (W163) and other MERCEDES-BENZ models
How to change Repair Kit, tie rod on ML W163 ML 270 CDI 2.7 (163.113) – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Repair Kit, tie rod
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MERCEDES-BENZ M-Class (W163) ML 270 CDI (163.113)
How to change Rod Assembly on ML W163 ML 270 CDI 2.7 (163.113) – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Rod Assembly
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MERCEDES-BENZ M-Class (W163) ML 270 CDI (163.113)
How to change Tie Rod End on ML W163 ML 270 CDI 2.7 (163.113) – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Tie Rod End
How to change Tie Rod End on MERCEDES-BENZ M-Class (W163) ML 270 CDI (163.113) – tips for proper car maintenance
MERCEDES-BENZ M-Class (W163) ML 270 CDI (163.113)
Replacement: track rod end – Mercedes ML W163. AUTODOC recommends:
  • Replace tie rod ends in pairs.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the right and left tie rod ends.
  • During the installation process, use only new bolts and nuts.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: track rod end – Mercedes ML W163. Use the following procedure:
  1. How to change Track Rod End on ML W163 1998 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 1
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ M-Class (W163) ML 270 CDI 2.7 (163.113) 1999 Track Rod End - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 2
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
    Step 3
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 4
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: track rod end – Mercedes ML W163. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
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    Step 5
    Remove the wheel.
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    Step 6
    Clean the fastener connecting the tie rod end to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 7
    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.
  5. How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ M-CLASS ML 430 4.3 (163.172) 2002 Track Rod End - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 8
    Unscrew the end fastening nut to the steering knuckle.Use a drive socket #22.Use a ratchet wrench.
  6. How to replace Track Rod End on MERCEDES-BENZ M-Class (W163) 2003: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 9
    Disconnect the tie rod end from the steering knuckle.Use a ball joint puller.
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    Step 10
    Loosen the lock nut securing the tie rod end to the tie rod.Use a combination spanner #15.Use a combination spanner #22.
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    Step 11
    Screw the end out of the tie rod.
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    Step 12
    Screw on a new tie rod end.
    Replacement: track rod end – Mercedes ML W163. Tip:
    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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    Step 13
    Treat the threaded part of the tie rod. Use copper grease.
    Step 14
    Connect the tie rod end to the steering knuckle.
  11. Replacing Track Rod End on ML W163 2000 ML 270 CDI 2.7 (163.113) by yourself
    Step 15
    Tighten the fastening nut connecting the tie rod end to the steering knuckle. Use a drive socket #22.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 75 nm torque.
  12. M-Class (W163) ML 430 4.3 (163.172) 2001 Track Rod End DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 16
    Tighten the tie rod end locknut.Use a combination spanner #15.Use a combination spanner #22.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 60 nm torque.
  13. How to change Track Rod End on MERCEDES-BENZ M-Class (W163) 2002 - tips and tricks
    Step 17
    Treat the fastener connecting the tie rod end to the steering knuckle. Use copper grease.
  14. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement ML W163 2003 ML 430 4.3 (163.172) Track Rod End
    Step 18
    Treat the surface where the brake disc contacts the wheel rim. Use copper grease.
    Step 19
    Clean the wheel rim mounting seat. Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: track rod end – Mercedes ML W163. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
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    Step 20
    Install the wheel.
    Replacement: track rod end – Mercedes ML W163. AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when screwing in the fastening bolts.
  16. How to change Track Rod End on ML W163 1998 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 21
    Screw in the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
  17. How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ M-Class (W163) ML 270 CDI 2.7 (163.113) 1999 Track Rod End - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 22
    Lower the car and working in a cross order, tighten the wheel bolts.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 120 nm torque.
    Replacement: track rod end – Mercedes ML W163. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Check and adjust wheel alignment if necessary.
    Step 23
    Remove the jacks and chocks.
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