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Old 11-09-2001, 10:32 PM
JimSmith JimSmith is offline
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Old Lyme, Connecticut
Posts: 3,596

If your jack is the same as the ones I have had in each of my cars, and they were all exactly the same, it is a simple threaded rod in a sleeve with a worm gear at the top and a nut on the threaded rod with the prong that engages the jacking sleeve on the car. It is black and is about 18 inches long. These units get installed in the trunk after winding the prong down to the bottom of its stroke. Then you should see a little galvanized sheet steel clip in the trunk, and in one corner or the other of the tire storage well there should be a little cloth like material glued to the side wall, near the bottom. There is another little fabric patch where the base of the jack goes, that is also in the same corner, but it is on the little shelf like surface the jack rests on. The jack is put into the trunk with the prong resting on the little fabric patch at the bottom of the corner, and the clip goes over the body of the jack. The handle is not covered by the clip and is on the topside of the jack, kind of hanging around loose. The clip is pretty tight, and the jack does not flop or bang around in there. Good Luck, Jim
1986 Euro 190E 2.3-16 (291,000 miles),
1998 E300D TurboDiesel, 231,000 miles -purchased with 45,000,
1988 300E 5-speed 252,000 miles,
1983 240D 4-speed, purchased w/136,000, now with 222,000 miles.
2009 ML320CDI Bluetec, 89,000 miles

1971 220D (250,000 miles plus, sold to father-in-law),
1975 240D (245,000 miles - died of body rot),
1991 350SD (176,560 miles, weakest Benz I have owned),
1999 C230 Sport (45,400 miles),
1982 240D (321,000 miles, put to sleep)
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