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Old 10-18-2009, 05:08 PM
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83 300d lca bushings..

Hi everybody new to this forum and have a question.. where can i rent a spring compressor that will work for my 300d?
it turns out my lca bushings are shot..would like to rebuild my front end before i go to the dealer for a alighment..


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Old 10-18-2009, 06:42 PM
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Up at the right hand corner of this page is the Resources button. Click on that and there are; pic DIY Links.
The tool rental program will be on that page.
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Old 10-18-2009, 07:29 PM
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Rent one from here or buy the "right one" some where else.

The wrong compressor and "these springs" are really dangerous.
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Old 10-19-2009, 12:32 AM
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You can get the Mercedes spring compressor on e-bay for around $200 give or take with shipping.

Look around on Craigslist, they come up form time to time. Thats`s where I found mine. A Knann compressor sold for $100, new these sell for about $1000.

X2, don`t cheapen out with aftermarket spring compressors, there is a ton of energy in the MB springs.

List the area of the country where you live, maybe another member can help you out.

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Old 10-19-2009, 12:44 PM
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Use the W126 LCA bushings, in the FSM they are referred to for 15" wheels.
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Old 10-19-2009, 01:29 PM
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Use the W126 LCA bushings, in the FSM they are referred to for 15" wheels.
are they tougher?
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Old 10-19-2009, 03:30 PM
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They are designed for the 15" wheels so I can only assume yes.
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Old 10-19-2009, 07:45 PM
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I think they're a 3 piece instead of a 2 piece, so installing may be a bit more complicated to get right. They're also the "police" spec bushing, per the FSM.
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