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Old 10-29-2005, 11:18 PM
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Help! 94 e320 wagon accumulators access

I have been going through the posts and diagnosed the problem as replacement of the accumulators. Good so far but on the passenger side I don't have access to the 11mm fitting on the accumulator.I tried every angle but it looks like I have to drop the half shaft to get to it. What special allen socket would I need to take the half shaft down? If that is the right procedure!
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Old 10-31-2005, 10:42 AM
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Are you talking about the 11mm hydraullic-fitting ? Spray it down with KROIL/PB Blaster, or sometype of penetrating oil.

You don't need to drop the half-axles.

What you need to do is lightly compress the appropriate control arm to gain access, since when jacked-up, the control arms are hanging-down.

A floor jack w/jack-pad placed under the control arm at the strut mount works for me.

:-) neil

PS: relieve the pressure of the hydraullic system, otherwise oil will spray EVERYWHERE.

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Old 11-01-2005, 12:19 AM
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I agree with "ke6dcj", you should not have to remove the axle.

It's been years since I replaced the accumlators on our '95 wagon, but I know I did not remove the axles. I put the back of the car on ramps and replaced them w/o incident other than a significant dowsing in hydraulic fluid.

It is very helpful to start threading the hydraulic lines into the accumulators prior to bolting them to the frame.
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Old 11-01-2005, 06:59 AM
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It is very helpful to start threading the hydraulic lines into the accumulators prior to bolting them to the frame.
Isn't that the truth! Be sure to hand-start the lines and make sure they DO NOT cross-thread, BEFORE tightening up any of the accummulator's mounting nuts.

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Old 11-01-2005, 08:59 AM
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You must remove those accumulators from INSIDE of that car! REMOVE carpet & trim.
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Old 11-01-2005, 09:37 AM
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Jacking the trailing Arm up

Thanks for the help, once I jacked the trailing arm up I got full access.

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