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Old 08-06-2002, 12:47 PM
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I'm in the process of doing the same procedure on my 190E. (I have it apart now, and will reassemble tonight.) I removed my springs the opposite of how you did yours. With the car up on jack stands, I loosened the ball joint while supporting the control arm with a floor jack under the ball joint -- then carefully lowered the jack. I added a safety measure though -- before I started, I chained the bottom of the spring to the control arm. It turns out the chain was not necessary, but I still plan to use it on the install (just for safety)

Can you ellaborate on the problems you encountered while re-installing. (I want to get an idea for what I'm up against tonight)

BTW, I would be interested in attending a New England get-together of forum members. (I'm in Portland, ME)

Jeff Pierce
Jeff Pierce

Current Vehicles:
'92 Mercedes 190E/2.3 (247K miles/my daily driver)
'93 Volvo 940 Turbo Wagon (263K miles/a family truckster with spunk)
'99 Kawasaki Concours
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Previous Vehicles:
'85 Jeep CJ-7 w/ Fisher plow (226K miles)'93 Volvo 940 Turbo Wagon
'53 Willys-Overland Pickup
'85 Honda 750F Interceptor
'93 Nissan Quest
'89 Toyota Camry Wagon
'89 Dodge Raider
'81 Honda CB 750F Super Sport
'88 Toyota Celica
'95 Toyota Tacoma
'74 Honda CB 550F
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