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-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Tech Help

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-27-2013, 11:32 AM
DIAMOND CONTRIBUTER
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Charleston SC
Posts: 198
Coil spring replacement / removal W123 ???

I will be removing my coil springs from my 1985 300d sedan this weekend, to cut 1.25 coil off.

I have the proper Klann compressor.

Do I remove wheel, compress spring and remove? Same for front and rear?

Any other steps?

ALSO!

When I cut the coil, do I cut from the bottom, or top of the spring?

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-27-2013, 11:54 AM
lsmalley's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: California
Posts: 2,136
remove wheel, compress spring and remove, cut spring from the bottom vertically so that it our able to fit back into the groove of the control arm. Why are you cutting the springs? To lower the ride? you would be better off buying lowering springs and proper struts.
__________________

1990 190E 3.0L
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-27-2013, 01:00 PM
whunter's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan
Posts: 17,422
Answer

PeachPartsWiki: Front End Suspension Rebuild

PeachPartsWiki: Front Shock Replacement


.
__________________
ASE Master Mechanic
asemastermechanic@juno.com

Prototype R&D/testing:
Thermal & Aerodynamic System Engineering (TASE) Senior vehicle instrumentation technician.
Noise Vibration and Harshness (NVH).
Dynamometer.
Heat exchanger durability.
HV-A/C Climate Control.
Vehicle build.
Fleet Durability
Technical Quality Auditor.
Automotive Technical Writer

1985 300SD
1983 300D
2003 Volvo V70

https://www.boldegoist.com/
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-27-2013, 09:50 PM
DIAMOND CONTRIBUTER
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Charleston SC
Posts: 198
So cut springs on bottom?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-27-2013, 11:24 PM
whunter's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan
Posts: 17,422
Correct

Quote:
Originally Posted by littlehandegan View Post
So cut springs on bottom?
Always cut the bottom coil.


.

__________________
ASE Master Mechanic
asemastermechanic@juno.com

Prototype R&D/testing:
Thermal & Aerodynamic System Engineering (TASE) Senior vehicle instrumentation technician.
Noise Vibration and Harshness (NVH).
Dynamometer.
Heat exchanger durability.
HV-A/C Climate Control.
Vehicle build.
Fleet Durability
Technical Quality Auditor.
Automotive Technical Writer

1985 300SD
1983 300D
2003 Volvo V70

https://www.boldegoist.com/
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




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2024 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page