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Old 09-15-2006, 12:39 AM
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1986 300e (124) Lower Control Arm Bushing S

I Am In The Process Of Changing My Lower Control Arm Bushing On My 1986 300e (124)..i Bought A Bushing Kit 'lemforder' #124 330 05 75...they Have 4 Bushing Per Side...2 For The Front And 2 For The Rear....2 Have The Part# 124 333 4214 And They Have '3 Nubs At 2 Postions (lets Say 12 Oclock And 6 Oclock)...the Other 2 Bushings Have Part Number 124 333 4314 And They Have '1 Nub At 2 Postions (again Lets Say 12 Oclock And 6 Oclock) And Also Has '2 Nubs (at The 3 Oclock And The 9 Oclock )...the Bushing Kit Did Not Come With Any Instructions As To Which Bushings Go In The Front And Which Go In The Here Is The Problem, The Cd Shop Manual Says That The Rear 2 Bushings Have To Have The 'flat' Spots Running Vertical And The Front 2 Bushings Have To Have The 'flat' Spots Running Horizontial...this Work Work Out Very Well If The Front 2 Bushings Are The '3 Nub Bushings In The 12 Oclock Postion And The Rear 2 Bushings Are '1 Nub/'2nub Bushings With '1nub Postion Being In The 12 Oclock Add The Confusion That On All The Web Site That Show A Complete, New Lower Control Arm With Ball Joints And Bushings Already Installed...they Show The '3 Nub In The Rear And '1 Nub/'2 Nub In The Front (both At 12 Oclock Postion).......the Cd Shop Manual Says That The 'correct Installed Postions Are Absolutely Essential' (postion Of 'flat' Spots) Which One Is It, Or Is It Something Completely Different?????...or Does It Matter At All...please Help....


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Old 09-18-2006, 09:27 AM
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Imagine that you are done...the 43-14's go in the front position with the flats perpendicular to the road.

That leaves the 42-14 in the rear with the flats parallel to the road.
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Old 09-19-2006, 12:27 AM
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Almost Done..

Thanks M.b. Doc....
As It Turned Out That Was How I Installed My Bushings

42-14's In The Rear With The 3 Nubs In The 12 Oclock And 6 Oclock Postion, Will Give The Flat Spots Parallel To The Road....

43-14's In The Front With The 1 Nub In The 12 Oclock And 600 Oclock Postion, Will Give The Flat Spots Perpendicular To The Road...

I Simplely Looked At The Picture Of A Complete Lower Control Arm With New Ball Joint And New Bushings And Just Followed The 'nub' Orientation You Can See The 'world Pac' Picture At ''..1986 Mercedes 300e, Suspension Control Arm.....


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Old 06-25-2007, 10:40 AM
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Since this is an old post, I will add this information for what it is worth for any future references. Yesterday I was under the car and noticed that the rubber on one bushing of the left lower control arm was looking rather brittle and "tired", so I proceeded to try and write down the factory part numbers for all of them, but due to their individual positions, I was only partially able to do. Still, the following information might be useful:

On the rear side of the right hand side control arm the bushing is marked as 124-333-4214, and also SP 735 383 S5. On the left front side of the left side control arm the bushing numbers are 124-333-4314 and SP 735 383 S6.

Hope this info is useful to someone.


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