Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W169) A 160 (169.031, 169.331), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W169) E-CELL (169.090), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W169) A 200 CDI (169.308, 169.008), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W169) A 170 (169.032, 169.332), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W169) A 200 (169.033, 169.333), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W169) A 160 CDI (169.006, 169.306), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W169) A 180 CDI (169.007, 169.307), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W169) A 200 CDI (169.008, 169.308), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W169) A 200 TURBO (169.034, 169.334), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W169) A 180 (169.032, 169.332) 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 W169 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC

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All the parts you need to replace – Track Rod End for A-Class (W169) and other MERCEDES-BENZ models
Tools
Replacement: track rod end – Mercedes W169. Tools you need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #22
Drive socket # 22
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Vernier caliper
Ball joint puller
Wheel chock
Replacement: track rod end – Mercedes W169. Tip:
  • 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 W169. Use the following procedure:
  1. Step 1
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. Step 2
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    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
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Mercedes W169
  4. Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  5. Step 6
    How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ A-CLASS A 200 CDI 2.0 (169.008, 169.308) 2008 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 A-Class (W169) 2009: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Loosen the lock nut securing the tie rod end to the tie rod. Use a combination spanner #22.
  7. Step 8
    Clean the fastener connecting the tie rod end to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 9
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    Unscrew the end fastening nut to the steering knuckle. Use a drive socket #22. Use a ratchet wrench.
  8. Step 10
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    Disconnect the tie rod end from the steering knuckle. Use a ball joint puller.
  9. Step 11
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    Screw the end out of the tie rod.
  10. Step 12
    MERCEDES-BENZ A-CLASS A 200 2.0 Turbo (169.034, 169.334) 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 W169 2005 A 180 CDI 2.0 (169.007, 169.307) by yourself
    Screw on a new tie rod end.
    Replacement: track rod end – Mercedes W169. 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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