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Old 02-16-2006, 05:06 PM
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W126 Guide rod bushing replacement

I have about a dozen good photos during my last guide rod bushing replacement.
Where can I post them with a step by step explanation of the work involved?

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Old 02-16-2006, 05:29 PM
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The parts just arrived today to do this exact repair on my 300SD. I started to get shimmy in the wheels and noticed a pretty considerale "toe out"...tried correcting it and unveiled a bunch of slightly worn rubber bits hehe.

Not to mention that my steering dampner probably needs replaced (ordered a new one)

Wherever that ends up going to, please link me to your page. I've seen the other "DIY" pages but they seemed to include replacing/removing things that I do not need to.

Thanks.
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Old 02-16-2006, 08:09 PM
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I have about a dozen good photos during my last guide rod bushing replacement.
Where can I post them with a step by step explanation of the work involved?
Email the pictures and a write up to the webmaster and he can make it a DIY.
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Old 02-16-2006, 09:32 PM
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Pics to follow:

1)The removed bracket.
2)Remove the cap screws for the cover and drive the bushing out by tapping the threaded rod.
3)Clean the aluminum bracket where the bushing goes with emory cloth.
4)Coat the bracket bushing hole with anti-seize compound.
5)Use a large hose clamp to compress the bushing to get it started into the bracket.
6)Make sure to line up the bushing drain grooves then drive it in.
7)Replace the rubber piece on the rear cover.
8)Use a large clamp to compress the rubber to get the cap screws started.
9)Re-install the bracket to the car.
10)Go get the front end aligned.
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Old 02-16-2006, 09:37 PM
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The moderator can move these as needed.

PM me if anyone has any questions.
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Old 02-17-2006, 08:54 AM
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It would be easier to see if you hosted your pictures off site:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=picture+hosting&btnG=Google+Search

I use Village photos and image shack. Photo bucket or any in that link will work.
Paste the IMG tag into your post here. You will almost have to resize them. They usually have a way to do that on the hosting site.

That way you can read and see larger pictures at the same time.
What kinds of tools are needed for that job?

Great write up BTW.

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Old 02-23-2006, 09:23 AM
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you mean, I was supposed to remove the bracket before I changed my guide rods?

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Old 02-23-2006, 11:32 AM
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Love the idea of putting a hose clamp around the bushing at the start. Bet it would of made my job a lot less frustrating last year.
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Old 09-27-2006, 03:36 PM
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The parts just arrived today to do this exact repair on my 300SD. I started to get shimmy in the wheels and noticed a pretty considerale "toe out"...tried correcting it and unveiled a bunch of slightly worn rubber bits hehe.

Not to mention that my steering dampner probably needs replaced (ordered a new one)

Wherever that ends up going to, please link me to your page. I've seen the other "DIY" pages but they seemed to include replacing/removing things that I do not need to.

Thanks.
Hi Brandon, if you would not mind. How much for parts and where?? Thanks.

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Hi Brandon, if you would not mind. How much for parts and where?? Thanks.

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Where do the 2 brass colored straps go?

Great pics. I am puzzled. How are the brass colored straps in the guide rod mount kit used in the repair? Thanks.
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Old 11-11-2007, 01:18 PM
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They hold the bearing bracket to the chassis. Look at the photo in post #1. At the upper right corner you'll see part of a circular object. Just to the left of that you'll see a triangular shaped tab sticking out of the chassis above the bearing bracket. That's one end of one of the brass colored straps.
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Old 11-11-2007, 01:27 PM
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Spray those down good with PB blaster or some other type of rust buster. I had one break inside and had to cut the slot alittle to get a 22mm wrench on it.
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Old 11-11-2007, 01:39 PM
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I left the bracket in place and used the guide rod itself to help push out the rubber mount by turning the rod all the way out to the end of the threads, then used a drift to pop it out.
Just make sure you remove the cap first.

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