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Old 08-26-2012, 07:52 PM
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Front Shock Removal Help

Hey guys,

I am about to replace my front and rear shocks on my 1980 300SD with a new set. I want to start on the front shocks. I opened the hood and I see where the shock towers are located in the engine bay.

Each shock tower has 2 nuts on the top. How do I remove these nuts? I used an adjustable wrench to hold the top of the shock tower while I attempted to turn the 2 nuts with a box end wrench. The box end is thick enough where it is actually locked onto both nuts at the same time. However, they are not turning..... I am confused? Am I doing this right?





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Old 08-26-2012, 08:57 PM
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Hold the bottom nut and turn the top nut till it loosens up then remove it completely. Then hold the top of the threaded rod and remove the lower nut.
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Old 08-26-2012, 08:59 PM
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I figured it out. Went to the parts store and got a very thin 17mm. Held the bottom still while I unscrewed the top.
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jtwoods4, hopefully you're following a safe step-by-step procedure for removing the front shocks on your 1980 300SD. I'm unfamiliar with your particular vehicle, but on some MB models it's critical to use a spring compressor or restrain the lower control arm so the spring doesn't fly out. The compressed spring stores a tremendous amount of energy that can cause serious injury or damage if it releases unexpectedly.
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Old 08-27-2012, 07:33 AM
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jtwoods4, hopefully you're following a safe step-by-step procedure for removing the front shocks on your 1980 300SD. I'm unfamiliar with your particular vehicle, but on some MB models it's critical to use a spring compressor or restrain the lower control arm so the spring doesn't fly out. The compressed spring stores a tremendous amount of energy that can cause serious injury or damage if it releases unexpectedly.
Does the 1980 300SD require a spring compressor? I want to verify this before I proceed.

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