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Old 07-17-2006, 11:45 AM
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W126 guide rod and bearing bracket

I've looked all over Braingears trying to identify the parts I need. I think I have narrowed them down. Can ya'll take a look at them and let me know if these 2 actually go together? Other question is the ball joint looking piece in the suspension bearing bracket replaceable? That is actually the part I need. But I couldn't find just that joint on Fastlane.

Thanks for any help. I have been digging through alot of posts so far.

W126 guide rod and bearing bracket-guide-rod.jpg

W126 guide rod and bearing bracket-susp-bear-bkt.jpg
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Old 07-17-2006, 12:28 PM
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Yes, the two go together. Hoever, you don't need a new rod, unless yous is damaged. You can remove the old brearing bracket and drive bushings out with a small hammer. The ball joint piece, with the threaded rod, can be driven out but there will be a lot of rust from the metal retainer. The bracket is aluminum.

You need the bearing bracket bushing,

http://catalog.eautopartscatalog.com/mercedesshop/sophio/wizard.jsp?partner=mercedesshop&clientid=catalog.mercedesshop&baseurl=http://catalog.peachparts.com/&cookieid=1B10RC08K1UO0QIGIF&year=1989&make=MB&model=300-SE-001&category=L&part=Bearing+Bracket+Bushing

Guide rod mount kit:

http://catalog.eautopartscatalog.com/mercedesshop/sophio/wizard.jsp?partner=mercedesshop&clientid=catalog.mercedesshop&baseurl=http://catalog.peachparts.com/&cookieid=1B10RC08K1UO0QIGIF&year=1989&make=MB&model=300-SE-001&category=L&part=Guide+Rod+Mount+Kit

When you look at the service manual, you will see the guide rod mount being driven in to the bracket with a small plastic hammer on the edge. I used a large, ie 25 mm wrench, on it's side and on the outer metal portion. Don't use a press on the center of the back portion. I did this and had to replace the mount after a year. It was damaged internally.

I replaced all the rubber bushings in the front suspension, as well as the ball joints. I bought a sprint compressor and did one side at a time.
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Old 07-17-2006, 12:38 PM
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Yes, the two go together. Hoever, you don't need a new rod, unless yous is damaged. You can remove the old brearing bracket and drive bushings out with a small hammer. The ball joint piece, with the threaded rod, can be driven out but there will be a lot of rust from the metal retainer. The bracket is aluminum.

You need the bearing bracket bushing,

http://catalog.eautopartscatalog.com/mercedesshop/sophio/wizard.jsp?partner=mercedesshop&clientid=catalog.mercedesshop&baseurl=http://catalog.peachparts.com/&cookieid=1B10RC08K1UO0QIGIF&year=1989&make=MB&model=300-SE-001&category=L&part=Bearing+Bracket+Bushing

Guide rod mount kit:

http://catalog.eautopartscatalog.com/mercedesshop/sophio/wizard.jsp?partner=mercedesshop&clientid=catalog.mercedesshop&baseurl=http://catalog.peachparts.com/&cookieid=1B10RC08K1UO0QIGIF&year=1989&make=MB&model=300-SE-001&category=L&part=Guide+Rod+Mount+Kit

When you look at the service manual, you will see the guide rod mount being driven in to the bracket with a small plastic hammer on the edge. I used a large, ie 25 mm wrench, on it's side and on the outer metal portion. Don't use a press on the center of the back portion. I did this and had to replace the mount after a year. It was damaged internally.

I replaced all the rubber bushings in the front suspension, as well as the ball joints. I bought a sprint compressor and did one side at a time.
Thanks a million. I saw the mount kit but wasn,t sure if that was it. I'm not making fun of your spelling at all but is that spring compressor?
If not, what is it?
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Old 07-17-2006, 07:57 PM
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Yes, spring compressor. I was a little tired when I wrote it.
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Old 07-17-2006, 08:14 PM
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No problem. What all should I look for in that front end? This car is not like mint condition gorgeous, but I do want to keep it for a while. My problem now is that the pass. side there is a knock whenever i hit a bump. Looking underneath, that one joint seems to be really ragged out. While I'm in there, are there other things I should go ahead and change?
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Old 07-17-2006, 11:49 PM
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Ok, look for any torn rubber boots in the steering linkage and upper and lower ball joints. If there are any, those need to be replaced.

There are other rubber bushings that can be replaced at a later date. Fix the major stuff first.
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