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Old 09-07-2006, 01:14 PM
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Seattle area W126 front suspension rebuild

Hey guys,

I am getting ready to rebuild the front susp on my '84 300SD, and I was wondering if anyone in the greater Seattle area has some of the specialized tools needed for the job (ie: spring compressor, ball joint press, etc) that they would be willing to let me rent or borrow.

I am south of Tacoma in DuPont.

Also, for those that have done it, what is the biggest pain of the job?

Thanks
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Old 09-07-2006, 01:51 PM
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Watch out for the type spring compressor:

http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/163729-will-style-spring-compressor-work-mb-123-a.html#post1267837

Look at the very end of this debate on the type of ball joint press:

http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/142212-lower-ball-joint-replacement-question-post1266227.html#post1266227
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Old 09-07-2006, 10:37 PM
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You might be able to rent or borrow these tools in your area with an adaquate deposit. I am thinking dealer or independent mercedes shop. There is a tool loaner program on site you might want to investigate.
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I rent the spring compressor for the job. Contact me via e-mail.

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