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Old 02-04-2001, 11:29 AM
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Since my next project is to change the rear torque strut, as recommended by people in this forum, I was checking my multilink suspension yesterday to see what other components may need replacement while I am there. I noticed the rubber around the 2 socket bolts (looking from the rear)that hold the rear axle carrier from the rear axle center portion together are almost gone. MB manual job 35-430 shows removal of the complete axle carrier. My questions are: Can I remove the bolts and replace the rubber only, if the are available, while supporting the rear axle or do I have to remove the whole axle carrier? Any tips on the replacement of the rear torque strut?
I do have access to a lift. TIA.
'86 300E
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