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Old 04-07-2008, 10:32 AM
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Rear subframe bushing replacement, W124

I need to replace the rear subframe bushings (the ones that attach the subframe to the car) on my '92 W124. What is the easiest way to do this? I don't have access to a lift, only regular jack stands when I need to lower the subframe. I also have a hydraulic press, but none of the Benz-specific tools. I will also replace all the suspension links while I'm at it, after 200k miles, things are starting to get worn..

BTW: The car is a wagon with SLS and ASD, if that matters.

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Old 04-07-2008, 05:22 PM
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My friend just did his, and he sold his tool for cheap

You need the subframe bushing tool:

And you can do it with jack/jackstands.

Good luck. Maybe you want the sportline bushings, which are a little stiffer.
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1994 S500 v140, 210k miles, white with grey.

Former Mercedes in the Stable:
1983 300CD Turbo diesel 515k mi sold (rumor has it, that it has 750k miles on it now)
1984 300CD Turbo Diesel 150 k mi sold
1982 300D Turbo Diesel 225 sold
1987 300D Turbo Diesel 255k mi sold
1988 300 CE AMG Hammer 15k mi sold
1986 "300E" Amg Hammer 88k mi sold (it was really a 200, not even an E (124.020)
1992 500E 156k mi sold
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Old 04-12-2008, 03:56 AM
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I have a small problem. The inner core of the rear bushings look like they're corroded to the small "tube" on the body. The front bushings were not stuck at all, but the rear bushings will not move. I have soaked everything in penetrating oil, but it still won't budge. Anyone BTDT?
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Old 04-13-2008, 02:18 PM
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Bump: I have this problem also, with a parts car. Any tips from anyone BTDT?


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