Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 220 CDI (211.006)

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Required tools:
Required tools:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #21
Drive socket # E18
Drive socket # 21
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Ball joint puller
Crow bar
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:
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    Step 1
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
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    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
    Clean the fastener connecting the ball joint to the steering knuckle.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 7
    Unscrew the ball joint fastening to the steering knuckle.Use a drive socket #21.Use a ratchet wrench.
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    Step 8
    Disconnect the ball joint from the steering knuckle.Use a ball joint puller.
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    Step 9
    Clean the fasteners connecting the control arm to the subframe.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
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    Step 10
    Unscrew the arm fastening from the subframeUse a combination spanner #21.Use a drive socket #E18.Use a ratchet wrench.
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    Step 11
    Remove the fastening bolt.
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    Step 12
    Remove the arm.Use a crowbar.
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    Step 13
    Clean the mounting seats and the thread of the suspension arm.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
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    Step 14
    Install a new arm.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    During the installation process, use only new bolts and nuts.Do not damage the ball joint cover.
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    Step 15
    Connect the ball joint to the steering knuckle.
    Step 16
    Install the fastening bolt.
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    Step 17
    Screw the fastener connecting the control arm to the subframe.
    Step 18
    Tighten the ball joint fastener. Use a drive socket #21.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 84 Nm torque.
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    Step 19
    Prop up the steering knuckle.Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
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    Step 20
    Tighten the arm fastening to the subframe.Use a combination spanner #21.Use a drive socket #E18.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 60 Nm torque.
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    Step 21
    Remove the support from under the steering knuckle.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Lower the hydraulic transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging assemblies and mechanisms.
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    Step 22
    Treat the surface where the brake disc contacts the wheel rim. Use copper grease.
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    Step 23
    Clean the brake disk surface.Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  21. How to replace Control Arm on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) 2007: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 24
    Install the wheel.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when screwing in the fastening bolts.
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    Step 25
    Screw in the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
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    Step 26
    Lower the car and working in a cross order, tighten the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 120 nm torque.
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    Step 27
    Remove the jacks and chocks.
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