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Old 09-08-2003, 12:26 PM
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W208 Ball joint replacement job.

I am getting ready to replace the ball joints on my 99 W208 CLK320. Is there anything out of the ordinary I should be watching out for?

Looks straight forward, but I got to do this on my back (no lift) and expect separating the joint from the hub will be the hardest part. thanks
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Old 09-08-2003, 12:55 PM
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The C208 chassis uses the same ball joint as the W202/W210 chassis THAT bolts in. Support the lower control arm.
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Old 09-08-2003, 04:34 PM
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1999, replacing ball joints ?
How many miles are on this car ?
2007 C 230 Sport.
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Old 09-08-2003, 04:46 PM
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Only 34k on this car, I got is second hand. The tie rod assembly was also shot. I did that a month ago. It came off 4 year lease from Hawaii and I think the roads beat up the front end a little early. Clean car other than that!

I also notice the steering box seems loose when I turn it hard left or right, I am going to look at that as well when I get into the job.
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