Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 180 (203.035), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 200 Kompressor (203.045), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 320 (203.064), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 200 CDI (203.004), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 270 CDI (203.016), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 220 CDI (203.006, 203.008), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 32 AMG Kompressor (203.065), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 200 CDI (203.004), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 180 Kompressor (203.046), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 200 Kompressor (203.042), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 30 CDI AMG (203.018), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 200 CDI (203.007), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 200 CGI Kompressor (203.043), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 230 Kompressor (203.040), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 220 CDI (203.008), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 55 AMG (203.076), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 320 CDI (203.020), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 280 (203.054), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 350 (203.056), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 230 (203.052), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) 3.5 (203.056), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 220 CDI (203.006), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 270 CDI (203.016) View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change tie rod end MERCEDES-BENZ W203 C-Class [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: track rod end – Mercedes W203. Tools you need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Torque wrench
Drive socket # 21
Combination spanner #21
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Tap wrench
Vernier caliper
Ball joint puller
Crow bar
Wheel chock
Replacement: track rod end – Mercedes W203. AUTODOC recommends:
  • 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 W203. Take the following steps:
  1. Step 1
    How to change Track Rod End on Mercedes W203 2000 - free PDF and video manuals
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. Step 2
    How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 220 CDI (203.006, 203.008) 2001 Track Rod End - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  3. Step 3
    Mercedes W203 C 180 1.8 Kompressor (203.046) 2002 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 C-Class Saloon (W203) C 200 CDI (203.004) 2003 by yourself
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Mercedes W203
  5. Step 5
    How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS C 200 CDI 2.2 (203.007) 2004 Track Rod End - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Remove the wheel.
  6. Step 6
    How to replace Track Rod End on MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) 2005: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Clean all tie rod end connections. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  7. Step 7
    How hard is it to do yourself: Track Rod End replacement on Mercedes W203 C 200 2.0 Kompressor (203.045) 2006 - download illustrated guide
    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.
  8. Step 8
    Need to know how to renew Track Rod End on MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS 2007? 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 #21 (2 pieces).
  9. Step 9
    Changing of Track Rod End on Mercedes W203 2000 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 #21. Use a tap wrench.
  10. Step 10
    MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS C 200 1.8 Kompressor (203.042) Track Rod End replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Disconnect the tie rod end from the steering knuckle. Use a ball joint puller. Use a crowbar.
  11. Step 11
    Replacing Track Rod End on Mercedes W203 2002 C 220 CDI (203.006, 203.008) by yourself
    Screw the end out of the tie rod.
  12. Step 12
    C-Class Saloon (W203) C 200 CDI 2.2 (203.007) 2003 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 13
    How to change Track Rod End on MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) 2004 - tips and tricks
    Screw on a new tie rod end.
    Replacement: track rod end – Mercedes W203. 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.
  14. Step 14
    Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Mercedes W203 2005 C 200 CDI 2.2 (203.007) Track Rod End
    Connect the tie rod end to the steering knuckle.
  15. Step 15
    DIY replacement of Track Rod End on MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 220 CDI (203.008) 2006 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Screw on the fastening nut that connects the tie rod end to the steering knuckle. Use a drive socket #21. Use a ratchet wrench.
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