Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
MERCEDES-BENZ VITO Bus (638) 112 CDI 2.2 (638.194), MERCEDES-BENZ VITO Box (638) 112 CDI 2.2 (638.094), MERCEDES-BENZ V-Class (W638/2) V 200 CDI (638.294)

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to replace front anti roll bar link on MERCEDES-BENZ VITO 1 (W638) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Required tools:
Required tools:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Copper grease
Drive socket # 16
Combination spanner #16
Wheel impact socket #17
Torque wrench
Wheel chock
AUTODOC recommends:
  • Replace the stabiliser links on MERCEDES-BENZ VITO W638 in pairs.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for both stabiliser links on the same axle.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. How to change Anti Roll Bar Links on Mercedes W638 Minibus 1996 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 1
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ VITO Bus (638) 112 CDI 2.2 (638.194) 1997 Anti Roll Bar Links - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 2
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
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    Step 3
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
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    Step 4
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    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 6.1
    Clean the stabiliser link fasteners.
    Step 6.2
    Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
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    Step 7
    Unscrew the fastener connecting the stabilizer link to the stabilizer bar.Use a combination spanner #16.Use a drive socket #16.
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    Step 8
    Unscrew the fastener connecting the stabilizer link to the shock strut.Use a combination spanner #16.Use a drive socket #16.
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    Step 9
    Remove the stabilizer rod.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Examine stabiliser bushes. Replace them if needed.
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    Step 10
    Install a new rod, tighten the fasteners.
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    Step 11
    Tighten the fastener connecting the stabilizer link to the shock strut.Use a drive socket #16.Use a combination spanner #16.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 55 Nm torque.
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    Step 12
    Tighten the fastener connecting the stabilizer link to the stabilizer bar.Use a drive socket #16.Use a combination spanner #16.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 55 Nm torque.
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    Step 13.1
    Treat all joints of the stabiliser link.
    Step 13.2
    Use copper grease.
  14. How to change Anti Roll Bar Links on Mercedes W638 Minibus 1996 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 14
    Clean the wheel rim mounting seat. Use a wire brush.Treat the contacting surface.Use copper grease.
  15. How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ VITO Bus (638) 112 CDI 2.2 (638.194) 1997 Anti Roll Bar Links - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 15
    Install the wheel.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when screwing in the fastening bolts.
  16. Mercedes W638 Minibus 108 CDI 2.2 (638.194) 1998 Anti Roll Bar Links replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 16
    Screw in the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
  17. Changing Anti Roll Bar Links on MERCEDES-BENZ VITO Bus (638) 110 CDI 2.2 (638.194) 1999 by yourself
    Step 17
    Lower the car and working in a cross order, tighten the wheel bolts.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 120 Nm torque.
  18. How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ VITO 108 D 2.3 (638.164) 2000 Anti Roll Bar Links - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 18
    Remove the jacks and chocks.
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