Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 38 AMG Twin Engine (168.032), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 210 (168.035, 168.135), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 170 CDI (168.009, 168.109), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 160 CDI (168.006), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 190 (168.032, 168.132), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 170 CDI (168.008), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 160 CDI (168.007), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 140 (168.031, 168.131), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 140 (168.031, 168.131) View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change tie rod end / track rod end on MERCEDES-BENZ A W168 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC

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All the parts you need to replace – Track Rod End for A-Class (W168) and other MERCEDES-BENZ models
Tools
Replacement: track rod end – Mercedes W168. Tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #18
Drive socket # 18
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Vernier caliper
Ball joint puller
Wheel chock
Replacement: track rod end – Mercedes W168. 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 W168. Take the following steps:
  1. Step 1
    How to change Track Rod End on Mercedes W168 1997 - free PDF and video manuals
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. Step 2
    How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 140 1.4 (168.031, 168.131) 1998 Track Rod End - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  3. Step 3
    Mercedes W168 A 170 CDI 1.7 (168.009, 168.109) 1999 Track Rod End replacement: free workshop manuals
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
  4. Step 4
    Changing Track Rod End on MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 170 CDI 1.7 (168.008) 2000 by yourself
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: track rod end – Mercedes W168. Tip:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  5. Step 5
    How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ A-CLASS A 190 1.9 (168.032, 168.132) 2001 Track Rod End - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Remove the wheel.
  6. Step 6
    How to replace Track Rod End on MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) 2002: download PDF manuals and video 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.
  7. Step 7
    Clean the lock nut that connects the tie rod to the tie rod end. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 8
    How hard is it to do yourself: Track Rod End replacement on Mercedes W168 A 160 CDI 1.7 (168.006) 2003 - download illustrated guide
    Loosen the lock nut securing the tie rod end to the tie rod. Use a combination spanner #18.
  8. Step 9
    Need to know how to renew Track Rod End on MERCEDES-BENZ A-CLASS 2004? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Clean the fastener connecting the tie rod end to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  9. Step 10
    Changing of Track Rod End on Mercedes W168 1997 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Unscrew the end fastening nut to the steering knuckle. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench.
  10. Step 11
    MERCEDES-BENZ A-CLASS A 160 CDI 1.7 (168.007) Track Rod End replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Disconnect the tie rod end from the steering knuckle. Use a ball joint puller.
  11. Step 12
    Replacing Track Rod End on Mercedes W168 1999 A 140 1.4 (168.031, 168.131) by yourself
    Screw the end out of the tie rod.
  12. Step 13
    A-Class (W168) A 190 1.9 (168.032, 168.132) 2000 Track Rod End DIY replacement workshop manual
    Clean the mounting seats of the tie rod end. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  13. Step 14
    How to change Track Rod End on MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) 2001 - tips and tricks
    Screw on a new tie rod end.
    Replacement: track rod end – Mercedes W168. 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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