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Old 09-27-2012, 09:54 PM
Paul H.
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Location: Tahlequah, OK
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W124 Rear Tie Rod Replacement

I need to replace the tie rod on the rear of my '87 W124 so I can get it alligned. I have read the manual on line and need to know if there is a diy write up on this. I have looked and can't find one. This is my first try at this, but I have replaced a few other parts on the rear suspension with great success. Does any one have any tips on how to remove this and replace it without any special tools? Any tips on the eccentric would be appreciated too. Thanks in advance, you guys are always very helpfull!
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:49 PM
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It is rare that only one piece of the multi link rear suspension goes bad.


Suspension Control Arm Kit

Enter: 210-350-99-99-MY

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Six: Spacer sleeves.
Two: 210 350 33 06 upper front with 12mm bolt hole.
Two: 210 350 34 06 upper rear with 12mm bolt hole.
Two: 210 350 38 06 lower front with 12mm bolt hole.
Two: 210 350 21 53 center (one end with ball joint).
Six: short bolts.
Six: long bolts
Two: Eccentric Cam bolts.
Two: Eccentric Cam washers.
Six: Lock washers.
Six: Three arm retaining washers.
Fourteen: Nuts.

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Chassis application:
All: W124
All: R129
All: W170
All: W201
All: W202
All: W208
All: W210

In almost every case you will need to replace the following additional parts.

Joint, x2
MB# 2203520227

Rubber mount, x2
MB# 1243511342

Rubber mount, x2
MB# 1243527765

inspect the following and replace as needed.

Rubber mount, x2
MB# 2023520165

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Old 09-28-2012, 08:55 AM
Paul H.
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Tahlequah, OK
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W. Hunter,
Thanks so much.
I have replace the outer control arm bushing, and two other "dog bones" on each side. I will look into these other items suggested. I really appreciate this and all of your other posts/replies I have read over the years!
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