Hi, I have been advised by dealer that ball joints/ struts and rear struts need replacement on my 88 300TE wagon. Cost is an issue so I pondering doing the work myself.
Firstly, what signs other than leaking oil do I seek to decipher that a strut (sepecially the rear hydros) need replacement ?
Secondly, how safe is it working with MB spring compressors (have not done this before but do have some mechanical exp) ?
Thirdly, how complex a job is it to replace ball joint ? My MBNA manual does not seem to outline the procedure for this ? Also, how long would it take the shop to replace these ?
Many questions and many thanks for your help.