Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Tech Help

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-10-2001, 03:40 AM
pmizell's Avatar
Benz Zealot
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 838
removing rear shocks -- 300E

Did a search but turned up nothing, which leads me to believe I'm missing something very basic.

I've removed the top (in trunk) and bottom bolts from the shock, but there's not enough room to clear the top entrance hole to remove it, and I CANNOT hand compress it to give me room. In fact, I can't compress it at all.

These must be HD's because my replacements compress much easier and they're Bilstein comforts.

BTW, there's a number 5 on the bottom of the existing shock. My new ones have 2's. What do these #'s signify?

Thanks in advance!

~Paul
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-10-2001, 02:20 PM
NIC
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Paul,

Dumb question, but.....

Car is jacked up?

Nic
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-10-2001, 02:46 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: California
Posts: 324
Or, more specifically:

Is the car jacked up and supported by the frame so the suspension is hanging freely? In other words, you're not trying to compress a shock that's already fully compressed, right?

Assuming that's not it, how about taking a big screwdriver and prying the bottom mount up and out of the lower control arm. If your suspension was working, the shock MUST be compressible and you only need to compress it enough to get it out.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-10-2001, 04:38 PM
pmizell's Avatar
Benz Zealot
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 838
Yeah, the rear end was jacked up with nothing supporting the rear arm. The shock was fully extended.

I took out the plastic bar link (sway bar link?) right next to and parallel to the shock and that gave me enough room to jimmy the shock out of there.

Once out, I realized it didn't need to be changed at all, after 198k it was still good. Had the exact same pressure as the new ones I'd bought.

Ah well, thanks for the replies...

~Paul
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-10-2001, 05:16 PM
NIC
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Paul,

Glad you got it out. On my '85 300CD, I had to put the mighty tug on the front shocks to get them compressed enough to remove. Back ones were no problem. Go figure.

Although the old shocks seemed ok (they still had compression), my ride has improved quite a bit. Maybe yours will too. Hope so.

Nic
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
124 rear bearing help 87 300E PA_Joe_300E Tech Help 8 04-18-2004 12:43 PM
FS 300e w124 PARTS ON EBAY!!!!!!! 6cndmbz Mercedes Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 4 09-20-2003 01:14 PM
300E - removing front seat rear cover? Zeus Tech Help 4 11-10-2002 12:20 PM
Replacing rear shocks... Badinfo Tech Help 9 09-03-2002 02:45 PM
questions on: 124 rear shocks Johnson Chan Tech Help 9 05-25-2002 02:43 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2011 Pelican Parts - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page