Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog Tech Info Tech Forums
 
  Search our site:    
 Cart  | Project List | Order Status | Help    


Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Diesel Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-03-2005, 02:19 PM
pberku's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Montreal, Canada
Posts: 736
W124 '95 E300D Belt Tensioner Shock

Need to replace my belt tensioner shock on my '95 E300D. Am hoping that this is an easy DIY job, but not sure. The top bolt is easy enough to remove, I am not sure about the bottom bolt however. It looks as if there may not be enough clearance for the bolt to come out, as its going to get blocked by the back of the belt Pulley.

My question is the following: Is there enough clearance for this bolt to come right out without having to remove the fan shroud, fan, pulley, belt, etc.

Thanks

Phil
__________________
'95 E300 Diesel, 264,000 Miles. [Sold it]

Last edited by pberku; 04-04-2005 at 10:33 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-03-2005, 02:57 PM
Johnhef's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Frederick, Md
Posts: 4,516
I did it once without removing the pulley, although it was a real pain, I think it might have been faster just to take everything out of the way and do it since I spent more time fighting it then I would have saved.

You can have everything out of the way in 20 minutes or less.
__________________


1980 500SE/AMG Euro
1981 500SEL Euro
1982 380SEL
1983 300TD
1983 500SEC/AMG Euro
1984 500SEC
1984 300TD Euro
1986 190E 2.3-16
1986 190E 2.3
1987 300D
1997 C36 AMG
2003 C320T 4matic

past: 1969 280SE 4.5 | 1978 240D | 1978 300D | 1981 300SD | 1981 300SD | 1982 300CD | 1983 300CD | 1983 300SD | 1983 380SEC | 1984 300D | 1984 300D | 1984 300TD | 1984 500SEL | 1984 300SD | 1985 300D | 1986 300E | 1986 560SEL | 1986 560SEL/Carat | 1987 560SEC | 1991 300D 2.5 | 2006 R350
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-04-2005, 12:27 AM
pberku's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Montreal, Canada
Posts: 736
Thanks for the info John. I guess a shortcut may not be a good idea. Will do it the proper way

Phil
__________________
'95 E300 Diesel, 264,000 Miles. [Sold it]
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-04-2005, 09:10 AM
michakaveli's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Columbia, SC
Posts: 1,688
I'm actually in the same boat. I am in need to replace the damper and tried without removing the pully but to no avail. You will need to remove the fan blade and clutch and pulley to better get to it.

I now there is a tool from MB to my recollection made for this application as the bolt tha tholds the fan in place is a torx type? No room for a regular socket and ratchet as you are in the radiator and risk to damage the radiator.

If anyone has completed this task if they could post more details of how to get this task completed.
__________________

Last edited by michakaveli; 04-04-2005 at 01:39 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-04-2005, 11:14 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: PA
Posts: 5,440
Its not a "shock", its a damper.

P E H
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-04-2005, 01:40 PM
michakaveli's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Columbia, SC
Posts: 1,688
Quote:
Originally Posted by P.E.Haiges
Its not a "shock", its a damper.

P E H
Corrected
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-04-2005, 06:32 PM
W140 S600's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: CT
Posts: 188
I just chaned the damper a few months ago. It is a bit of a pain, but it took no more than 20 minutes to change the damper without removing the fan. All that is needed is to slip the belt off of the the tensioner pully and move it up so that the bolt holding the lower section of the damper can slide out of the way.
__________________
2002 G500 74K
1998 E300 200K and rising
1995 S600 73k


"Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering
if they've made a difference. The Marines don't
have that problem."-Ronald Reagan


"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them
what to do and they will surprise you with their
ingenuity."-General George S. Patton
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-04-2005, 07:07 PM
Johnhef's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Frederick, Md
Posts: 4,516
Quote:
Originally Posted by P.E.Haiges
Its not a "shock", its a damper.

P E H

Actually MB calls it a "belt shock." It's essentially the same as your engine shocks with bushings on the ends that wear out before the shock does.

It does make it a little harder without the specal tools, I would think if you can hold the fan pulley with a set of vice grips and get a SHORT 8mm allen on the fan bolt you should be able to get it out. This may be where the problem lies, I don't recall just how much room is between the radiator and fan on your model. I do know there are some that absolutly can't be done with out the tool (i.e. the 190E 2.6).

good luck, ask away if you have any more questions or get stuck.
__________________


1980 500SE/AMG Euro
1981 500SEL Euro
1982 380SEL
1983 300TD
1983 500SEC/AMG Euro
1984 500SEC
1984 300TD Euro
1986 190E 2.3-16
1986 190E 2.3
1987 300D
1997 C36 AMG
2003 C320T 4matic

past: 1969 280SE 4.5 | 1978 240D | 1978 300D | 1981 300SD | 1981 300SD | 1982 300CD | 1983 300CD | 1983 300SD | 1983 380SEC | 1984 300D | 1984 300D | 1984 300TD | 1984 500SEL | 1984 300SD | 1985 300D | 1986 300E | 1986 560SEL | 1986 560SEL/Carat | 1987 560SEC | 1991 300D 2.5 | 2006 R350
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-04-2005, 09:46 PM
michakaveli's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Columbia, SC
Posts: 1,688
Quote:
Originally Posted by W140 S600
I just chaned the damper a few months ago. It is a bit of a pain, but it took no more than 20 minutes to change the damper without removing the fan. All that is needed is to slip the belt off of the the tensioner pully and move it up so that the bolt holding the lower section of the damper can slide out of the way.
I tried to tilt the tension assembly with the belt completely off and could not get it to tilt enough to get teh bolt out. Don't ask how I replaced the belt without removing anything other than the tensioner spring.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-25-2005, 11:54 PM
michakaveli's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Columbia, SC
Posts: 1,688
Quote:
Originally Posted by W140 S600
I just chaned the damper a few months ago. It is a bit of a pain, but it took no more than 20 minutes to change the damper without removing the fan. All that is needed is to slip the belt off of the the tensioner pully and move it up so that the bolt holding the lower section of the damper can slide out of the way.
I tried exactly what you described tonight and to no avail. It appeared that the tensioner pulley was hitting the crankshaft pulley and not allowing the space to go up higher to slide out the screw.

I have no idea what you did as I also tried removing the screw into the water pump pump as there was some play but not enough to remove the bolt.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 06-30-2006, 11:22 AM
uberwgn's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: New England
Posts: 966
Is there a recommended mileage interval when this damper should be replaced? What are the early warning signs of it wearing out?

Thx.
__________________
1998 W210 diesel (wiped out by a texter)
Baum spring compressor "for rent"
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1993 300se belt tensioner adjustment jetA Tech Help 21 12-25-2013 05:14 PM
Belt Tensioner and Combination Support 104.992 Tech Help 3 09-20-2004 09:09 PM
Belt Tensioner Replacement Rp1906 Tech Help 1 09-30-2003 11:04 PM
300E belt tensioner problems anthonyb Tech Help 16 10-08-2001 09:15 PM
M103 (W124) fan belt tension setting taaboo Tech Help 2 12-15-2000 10:09 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:12 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2011 Pelican Parts - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page