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Old 09-28-2011, 07:55 AM
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caster bushing

hello,
i have an 81 240d automatic with a 198k miles on it.

I just had my car in the shop to have my oil filter housing replaced. While it was there I had them check out some noise I was getting in the front end of the car.

they told me my caster driver side caster bushing was worn. He was going to email me a quote. I havent recieved it yet. I was just curious if anyone has any experience with this. Should it be expensive. Can I do it myself or is it pressed in?

thanks

Jake
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Old 09-28-2011, 08:33 AM
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Guide mount??? (I forgot - Peachparts has them) You will want to do both sides if the system is like the SD. I did the job on the ground in the gravel. BFH to remove old. Lube & getting everything aligned then tightening bolts to install new. I used a ratchet strap to align. Local indy said he pounds them in and out. He's expensive and I don't go to him.
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:52 AM
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Go into the Resources tab at the top, a lot of good DIY jobs in there with pictures.

Here is the front end rebuild for the W123
PeachPartsWiki: Front End Suspension Rebuild

Go down to #12, this is what I think your mechanic is talking about.

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Old 09-28-2011, 11:10 AM
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Go down to #12, this is what I think your mechanic is talking about.
Charlie
Good pics. Guide rod mount is "only" held in with a few bolts. R&R wasn't as casually easy as the description. Proper tools including a rack would have the job done in under an hour per side. Anyone know what time the book calls for?
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Old 09-28-2011, 11:38 AM
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Go into the Resources tab at the top, a lot of good DIY jobs in there with pictures.

Here is the front end rebuild for the W123
PeachPartsWiki: Front End Suspension Rebuild

Go down to #12, this is what I think your mechanic is talking about.

Charlie
Actually the bushing is in the LCA, but for the sake of argument I'll assume the mechanic misspoke himself
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