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Old 05-07-2002, 12:54 AM
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Question 1994 e320 balljoint tool

Can anyone give me the part # of the tool i need to press the balljoints in on my 1994 e320?? Ive found it easier to get the dealer to order the tools for me if i have the part # already.. any help would be greatly apreciated..
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Old 05-07-2002, 09:34 AM
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The lower balljoint on the W124 chassis with M104 & M119 engines isn't a replaceable unit!!
So if the balljoint is bad you will need a lower control arm!!
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Old 05-09-2002, 12:04 AM
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Thats strange, i called the mercedes dealer here in seattle and they said they have the balljoints for 37 dollars each.. numerous aftermarkets list this application also(autozone, etc) . i told them they were for a 94 e320> looks like i might be buying a set of lower control arms.. is there anything else that might cause the car to wander or is it probably the balljoints> thanks for the quick reply> benjay
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Old 05-09-2002, 02:51 AM
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I would also check the rear suspension links. They often give a wiggley feel on certain surfaces. It is my understanding the they are not too expensive. How many miles on your car?
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AS posted before, all of the "LIGHTER" cars before 1993 you can replace the ball joints, HOWEVER the cars with the M104 & M119 engines require replacement of the control arm to get the ball joint!!
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Old 05-09-2002, 12:09 PM
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M.B. Doc is right as usual. My '94 wagon had a bad ball joint and the whole lower control arm needed to be replaced. The job cost about $750 (Connecticut prices).
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Does this lower ball joint that causes wiggly feels on certain surfaces also wear out the rear tires? I have gone through 3 sets of rear tires in less than 55,000 miles. I have had the aligment checked and rechecked - it's all fine. I have even now removed the ultra low profile tires that I've been running for factory tires/wheels but the issue is still the same.
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Old 05-10-2002, 03:48 AM
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Thanks doc! as always i apreciate your help!
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Old 05-10-2002, 09:58 AM
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Tolahouse - That is always the risk when using high performance tires instead of good touring tires. Some high performance summer tires are only rated to last 20,000 miles.
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