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Old 05-16-2006, 09:57 AM
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Excellent coil spring replacement video by Klann

Came across this site while searching for a spring compressor to buy. Makes it look soooo easy.

As to buying a Mercedes spring compressor, I don't want to spend $800-$900 for Klann so the $200 ones on Ebay look tempting. Made in Taiwan by JTC Auto Tools has anyone bought direct from them? Anyone have one they want to sell?
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Old 05-16-2006, 10:15 AM
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You can rent the spring compressor from two of us right here on the the tool rental program.

Doesn't make sense to buy your own unit for one time use.
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Old 05-16-2006, 10:55 AM
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I bought the Klann clone that was orginally sold by Baum Tool, from a member on this board. The one in the link looks like mine.

The ones that are rented in the rental program are, I believe, the same model that I have. They work great and are as easy to use as the video demonstrates.
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Old 05-16-2006, 08:31 PM
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How much are a pair of OEM springs for a 1998 C-class?

My car produces a slight jounce noise over bump from my rear, I have replaced the shocks but think for some reason my spring on one side has gone bad.
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Old 05-16-2006, 09:08 PM
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Measure from the centre of the hub to the bottomlip of the rear fender on both sides & compare.
I doubt the spring is causing the noise.
Your spring pad ( cushion where the spring sits at the top ) possibly.
It would also be worth getting a friend to bounce the rear up & down, while you watch/listen from under the car.
You could spray some lubricant at the suspected area (s ) & isolate the source of the noise.
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Old 05-17-2006, 09:45 AM
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Thanks for the suggestion, I just went out and bounced the corner where the noise comes form - have Bilstein Sport shocks - couldn't get much action going.

I'll be going to a Mercedes club tech session soon, and will try to test it some more at the event.
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Old 04-02-2007, 11:13 PM
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Found the video!
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