Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W210) E 430 (210.070), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class T-modell (S210) E 430 T (210.270)

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to replace front suspension arm / front control arm on MERCEDES-BENZ E (W210) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Required tools:
Required tools:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Copper grease
Torx bit T50
Drive socket # 10
Drive socket # 16
Combination spanner #16
Combination spanner #22
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Crow bar
Tap wrench
Pin punch
Rubber mallet
Strut spring compressor
Ball joint puller
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
AUTODOC recommends:
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right lower control arms.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. How to change Control Arm on Mercedes W210 1995 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 1
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W210) E 300 3.0 Turbo Diesel (210.025) 1996 Control Arm - 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.
  5. How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS E 320 CDI 3.2 (210.026) 1999 Control Arm - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 5
    Remove the wheel.
  6. How to replace Control Arm on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W210) 2000: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 6
    Clean all joints of the arm.Use a wire brush.Treat all joints of the arm.Use WD-40 spray.
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    Step 7
    Unscrew the front arm fastener. Use a combination spanner #22.
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    Step 8
    Unscrew the rear arm fastener. Use a combination spanner #22.
  9. Changing of Control Arm on Mercedes W210 2003 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 9
    Loosen the fastener connecting the ball joint to the steering knuckle.Use a combination spanner #22.
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    Step 10
    Install the coil spring compressor on the coil spring.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Use adapters and jaws of the appropriate size. The sping coils should be securely fixed with the coil spring compressor. Use high quality coil spring compressors.
  11. Replacing Control Arm on Mercedes W210 1996 E 300 3.0 Turbo Diesel (210.025) by yourself
    Step 11
    Compress the spring.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Be careful. The compressed spring is powerful and in case of disrupting ties, straightening, it can cause injury.
  12. E-Class Saloon (W210) E 320 CDI 3.2 (210.026) 1997 Control Arm DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 12
    Unscrew the ball joint fastening to the steering knuckle.Use a combination spanner #22.
  13. How to change Control Arm on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W210) 1998 - tips and tricks
    Step 13
    Disconnect the ball joint from the steering knuckleUse a ball joint puller.
  14. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Mercedes W210 1999 E 320 CDI 3.2 (210.026) Control Arm
    Step 14
    Unscrew the fastener connecting the shock strut to the suspension control arm.Use a drive socket #16.Use a combination spanner #16.Use a ratchet wrench.
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    Step 15
    Disconnect the transverse stabilizer fastener from the link. Use Torx T50.Use a tap wrench.
  16. How to change Control Arm on Mercedes W210 1995 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 16
    Remove the stabilizer rod.Use a crowbar.
  17. How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W210) E 300 3.0 Turbo Diesel (210.025) 1996 Control Arm - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 17
    Support the arm. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  18. Mercedes W210 E 220 CDI 2.2 (210.006) 1997 Control Arm replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 18
    Remove the fastening bolt. Use a pin punch.Use a rubber mallet.
  19. Changing Control Arm on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W210) E 290 2.9 Turbo Diesel (210.017) 1998 by yourself
    Step 19
    Unscrew the front arm fastener. Use a combination spanner #22 (2 pieces).
  20. How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS E 320 CDI 3.2 (210.026) 1999 Control Arm - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 20
    Remove the fastening nut.
  21. How to replace Control Arm on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W210) 2000: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 21
    Unscrew the rear arm fastener. Use a combination spanner #22 (2 pieces).
  22. How hard is it to do yourself: Control Arm replacement on Mercedes W210 E 240 2.4 (210.061) 2001 - download illustrated guide
    Step 22
    Make a mark on the camber adjustment bolt.Use a crowbar. Use a rubber mallet.
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    Step 23
    Remove the fastening nut.
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    Step 24
    Remove the fastening bolts.
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    Step 25
    Unscrew the fastener connecting the ball joint to the suspension control arm.Use a combination spanner #22.
  26. Replacing Control Arm on Mercedes W210 1996 E 300 3.0 Turbo Diesel (210.025) by yourself
    Step 26
    Lower the hydraulic transmission jack by 10-15 cm.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Lower the hydraulic transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging assemblies and mechanisms.
  27. E-Class Saloon (W210) E 320 CDI 3.2 (210.026) 1997 Control Arm DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 27
    Remove the coil spring together with the coil spring compressor.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    While the spring is compressed, do not do any operations on it.
  28. How to change Control Arm on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W210) 1998 - tips and tricks
    Step 28
    Detach the fastener connecting the suspension level sensor to the suspension control arm.Use a drive socket #10.Use a ratchet wrench.
  29. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Mercedes W210 1999 E 320 CDI 3.2 (210.026) Control Arm
    Step 29
    Remove the arm.Use a crowbar.
  30. DIY replacement of Control Arm on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W210) E 200 2.0 (210.035) 2000 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 30
    Clean the mounting seats and the thread of the suspension arm. Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  31. How to change Control Arm on Mercedes W210 1995 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 31
    Install a new arm.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    During the installation process, use only new bolts and nuts.Do not damage the ball joint cover.
  32. How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W210) E 300 3.0 Turbo Diesel (210.025) 1996 Control Arm - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 32
    Install the ball joint on the new arm.Use a combination spanner #22.
  33. Mercedes W210 E 220 CDI 2.2 (210.006) 1997 Control Arm replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 33
    Support the arm. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  34. Changing Control Arm on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W210) E 290 2.9 Turbo Diesel (210.017) 1998 by yourself
    Step 34
    Position the control arm according to its mounting holes.Use a rubber mallet.Use a crowbar.
  35. How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS E 320 CDI 3.2 (210.026) 1999 Control Arm - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 35
    Install the control arm fasteners.Use a rubber mallet.
  36. How to replace Control Arm on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W210) 2000: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 36
    Attach the fastener connecting the suspension level sensor to the suspension control arm.Use a drive socket #10.Use a ratchet wrench.
  37. How hard is it to do yourself: Control Arm replacement on Mercedes W210 E 240 2.4 (210.061) 2001 - download illustrated guide
    Step 37
    Lower the hydraulic transmission jack by 10-15 cm.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Lower the hydraulic transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging assemblies and mechanisms.
  38. Need to know how to renew Control Arm on MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS ? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Step 38
    Install the coil spring together with the rubber mounts into the mounting seats.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Make sure that the coil spring is correctly positioned in its mounting seats.
  39. Changing of Control Arm on Mercedes W210 2003 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 39
    Support the arm. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  40. MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS E 230 2.3 (210.037) Control Arm replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 40
    Attach the suspension control arm to the shock strut.
    Step 41
    Install the fastener connecting the shock strut to the suspension control arm.
  41. Replacing Control Arm on Mercedes W210 1996 E 300 3.0 Turbo Diesel (210.025) by yourself
    Step 42
    Tighten the ball joint fastening nut.Use a combination spanner #22.
  42. E-Class Saloon (W210) E 320 CDI 3.2 (210.026) 1997 Control Arm DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 43
    Raise the hydraulic transmission jack by 10-15 cm.
  43. How to change Control Arm on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W210) 1998 - tips and tricks
    Step 44
    Tighten the arm fastening to the subframe.Use a combination spanner #22.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 85 nm torque.
  44. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Mercedes W210 1999 E 320 CDI 3.2 (210.026) Control Arm
    Step 45
    Decompress the spring.
  45. DIY replacement of Control Arm on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W210) E 200 2.0 (210.035) 2000 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 46
    Remove the coil spring compressor.
  46. How to change Control Arm on Mercedes W210 1995 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 47
    Remove the support from under the arm.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Lower the hydraulic transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging assemblies and mechanisms.
  47. How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W210) E 300 3.0 Turbo Diesel (210.025) 1996 Control Arm - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 48
    Ιnstall the transverse stabilizer link.
  48. Mercedes W210 E 220 CDI 2.2 (210.006) 1997 Control Arm replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 49
    Tighten the ball joint fastener. Use a combination spanner #22.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 48 nm torque.
  49. Changing Control Arm on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W210) E 290 2.9 Turbo Diesel (210.017) 1998 by yourself
    Step 50
    install the rod fastening to the stabilizer and tighten it.Use Torx T50.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 37 nm torque.
  50. How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS E 320 CDI 3.2 (210.026) 1999 Control Arm - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 51
    Tighten the fastener connecting the shock strut to the suspension control arm.Use a drive socket #16.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 62 nm torque.
  51. How to replace Control Arm on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W210) 2000: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 52
    Treat all joints of the arm.Use copper grease.
  52. How hard is it to do yourself: Control Arm replacement on Mercedes W210 E 240 2.4 (210.061) 2001 - download illustrated guide
    Step 53
    Clean the wheel rim mounting seat. Use a wire brush.Treat the contacting surface.Use copper grease.
  53. Need to know how to renew Control Arm on MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS ? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Step 54
    Install the wheel.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when screwing in the fastening bolts.
  54. Changing of Control Arm on Mercedes W210 2003 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 55
    Screw in the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
  55. MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS E 230 2.3 (210.037) Control Arm replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 56
    Lower the car and working in a cross order, tighten the wheel bolts.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 112 nm torque.
  56. Replacing Control Arm on Mercedes W210 1996 E 300 3.0 Turbo Diesel (210.025) by yourself
    Step 57
    Remove the jacks and chocks.
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