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Old 03-24-2005, 09:11 PM
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Where can I Borrow or Rent Spring Compressor?

Does anyone know where I might rent or borrow a spring compressor to do a do-it-myself suspension overhaul (ball joints, bushings, etc) on 1983 Mercedes 240D. I am located in Seattle. Thank you!

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Old 03-24-2005, 09:19 PM
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Old 03-24-2005, 09:36 PM
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No, not AutoZone. Incorrect tool.

Read through these: http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/search.php?searchid=248345
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Thank you DieselBone

Thank you DieselBone. Autozone will rent at no charge, just a deposit.
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Old 03-24-2005, 09:54 PM
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Thank you DieselBone. Autozone will rent at no charge, just a deposit.
Read Joe Blowe's comment and linked thread....

If you wish to risk death...go to autozone....if you don't then get the CORRECT tool for these cars.
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Old 03-24-2005, 10:20 PM
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Read Joe Blowe's comment and linked thread....

If you wish to risk death...go to autozone....if you don't then get the CORRECT tool for these cars.
After reading the links, now I know. Sorry
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1969 220D 4 speed (parts car)
1976 280C
1976 280S
1981 240D 4 speed (parts car)
1982 300D
1983 300TD (Ivory)
1983 300TD (gold)
1985 300TD (gray)
1987 190D 2.5
1970 280SEL (sold)
1977 240D 4 speed (sold)
1974 280 (rusted to death)
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1927 Chevy 4 door sedan
1938 Chevy 2 door sedan
1950 Willys Jeepster
1955 Studebaker President 4 door
1977 Ford F250
1979 Glastron 17'
1948 John Deere A
1960 John Deere 2010
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Old 03-24-2005, 10:36 PM
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After reading the links, now I know. Sorry

I've done this with the wrong tools.....believe me it had me worried....I was between a rock and hard place time wise...and would not recomend others taking a chance......they were wrong ones and exceptionaly heavy duty and they were bending....cheaper ones would NOT hold up...

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