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Old 09-20-2017, 11:29 PM
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W123 rear CV shafts - little help?

Hi all,

I could use some W123 help. My recently acquired 1984 300D, my sixth W123, needs both rear CV shafts and I'm having the damndest time finding the right replacement parts.

Hearing all sorts of things re different parts numbers/types/availability and none of them are good - some are saying the parts are VIN-specific, some say these shafts are common and have gone into dozens of models - almost everyone says they can't get them. Homokinetic or not/MB conversion kit or not etc etc etc...only thing everyone agrees on is the left and right are identical/interchangeable so you don't have to buy them separately.

Here's the VIN

WDBAB 33A2EA 178562

if it helps.

This is the MB part number

123-350-04-10

that the local dealer say should fit this car - of course, they're $850 each from the factory. I'm okay with going aftermarket/reman provided they're the right fit.

Any/all info/assistance/guidance appreciated. Seriously. Thanks.

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Old 09-21-2017, 04:02 PM
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Old 09-21-2017, 05:41 PM
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wc:

As a practical matter there are two types of shafts of the correct length:
1) Homokinetic, with large cans covering the joints on both ends, and non-detachable splined stub shafts on both ends.
2) Annular/"Lobro", with an inner joint that is attached to the inboard stub shaft by six bolts. When the axle shaft is removed from the car the inboard stub shaft remains in the center section (differential).

In the homokinetic type all shafts from 107 (six-cylinder), 114/115, and 123 chassis will interchange.
The "Lobro" type shafts (of the correct length) are unique to some late 123s.


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