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Old 06-27-2001, 12:20 AM
bstreep bstreep is offline
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Location: San Antonio, TX
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BTW, this is a pretty easy DIY project. Like anything else, "next time it'll be a snap". I started on the driver's side thinking that it would be the most difficult. It's actually easier. Both the 17mm bolts can be reached from under the car. I jacked up the engine with a floor jack and a 2 x 6. I could get to everything with the car flat on the floor. When putting the new ones in, they take a little more room than the old one. Put the bottom bolt in first LOOSELY, then the top one. Make SURE the ear on the mount faces out - it's the only way it fits.

I didn't tighten up the drivers side until after I finished the other side, thinking it might be easier. On the passenger side, the top bolt is difficult because of the clearance. A box wrench is necessary. Remove the shield, it's a 10mm bolt. Make sure you torque everything to spec. Maybe that's how the bottom one on the passenger side came up missing...
Bill Streep
San Antonio
'57 190SL (toy)
'08 S5500 (mine)
'09 CLK550 (wife's)
'06 SLK350 (daughter's)
'11 GLK350 (daughter's)
'03 CLK310 (spare)
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