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Old 08-25-2009, 11:31 AM
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Rear shocks diy for a w123 300d

Im doing the rear shocks on my 300d today, was there a diy link on here somewhere?
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Old 08-25-2009, 01:55 PM
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Straight forward, remove rear seat back, remove access cover, unbolt top of shock, jack car up, unbolt bottom two bolts, swap in new shock. Repeat on other side.
A helper comes in handy.
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Old 08-25-2009, 02:20 PM
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I'm doing the rear shocks on my 300d today, was there a diy link on here somewhere?
Same for the w123.

Replacing the Rear Shocks & Springs
on the W126 1985 300SD
http://www.peachparts.com/Wikka/W126RearShocksSprings

Steps
#1 through #7
#9 and #10
#18 and #19
Install the new shocks, and reverse the procedure.

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^^No offense, but that is WAY too involved. I didn't take the wheel off, or the caliper, or the torsion bar link or disturb the spring.
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^^No offense, but that is WAY too involved. I didn't take the wheel off, or the caliper, or the torsion bar link or disturb the spring.
I didn't need to do any of that on my 78 240D
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^^No offense, but that is WAY too involved. I didn't take the wheel off, or the caliper, or the torsion bar link or disturb the spring.
Only the shock portion of the diy applies.
Steps
#1 through #7
#9 and #10
#18 and #19
Install the new shocks, and reverse the procedure.


Taking the wheel off gives you more maneuvering room.

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Does the spring just fall off?
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Does the spring just fall off?
If you are only replacing the shocks NO, the spring will not come out = other things MUST be disconnected for it to be possible.



If you follow the DIY to change springs, there are many other steps needed to make removal possible.
http://www.peachparts.com/Wikka/W126RearShocksSprings
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Replacing rear springs WITHOUT shock (Actuator) removal

@WH: Great DIY on the removal of Shocks/Springs in your W126. I just replaced the rear actuators (shocks) & accumulators in my '85 300TD. The ride is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much smoother now. WOW! However...my ride height is still too low. I believe my rear fender well should clear the tire by at least 1", and I'm nowhere near that currently. I know I can correct for this by manipulating the SLS valve itself, but I don't want to risk adding any add'l (i.e. unnecessary) stress on the SLS by doing so. I figured the best bet was to replace the springs and/or any shims in order to improve the ride height back to OEM standards. All that having been said though, I'd rather NOT have to remove the rear shocks if I can avoid it, seeing as I just completed that process recently. So, I guess my question is if I merely unbolt the two 17mm bottom shock bolts, as well as any other relevant trailing arm attachments, can I literally just drop the spring out the bottom without having to remove the shock first?
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Is there a diy for front shocks somewhere? I'm going to do both...w123 240d....
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Front shocks are pretty much the same as rears, you do have to remove the wheels to gain access to the lower bolts and you'll need a 12 point thin walled 10mm socket.
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