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Old 04-18-2007, 11:02 PM
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Tips/Suggestions - 93 190e 2.6 front upper shock mounts

The front upper shock mounts are deteriorating and need to be replaced.

Any tips and/or suggestions on replacing them by someone who has been there and done that.

Thank you in advance,

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well, if its like the 300e, you need two people, one preferably a strong teenager.

all we had to do was loosen the top bolts from the engine compartment... jack up the car (keep wheels on ground), and then my son pulled the front shock down with both hands while i reached in under the wheel well, took off the old mount and slipped a new one on.

then my son, slowly released the shock as a guided the mount back into the holes (3 i think)

i think it took about 15 minutes a side.

my son is 19 and he really had to use some strength to pull the shock down.
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well, if its like the 300e, you need two people, one preferably a strong teenager.

all we had to do was loosen the top bolts from the engine compartment... jack up the car (keep wheels on ground), and then my son pulled the front shock down with both hands while i reached in under the wheel well, took off the old mount and slipped a new one on.

then my son, slowly released the shock as a guided the mount back into the holes (3 i think)

i think it took about 15 minutes a side.

my son is 19 and he really had to use some strength to pull the shock down.
Yes, it worked on 190E too, but I used spring compressor to tight up the spring first! Make sure that will not fly out!!! Safe is important...
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Old 04-19-2007, 09:24 PM
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I did this myself on my 1991 300CE but it surely is much easier with 2 people, one preferably with good upper body strength to compress the shock. Probably the only reason I was able to do it myself was because the struts were well worn. If your shocks are near new, you'll need another person.

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Yes, it worked on 190E too, but I used spring compressor to tight up the spring first! Make sure that will not fly out!!! Safe is important...
Well, i guess we avoided that issue by keeping the wheels on the ground.

but like another poster said... you need someone with good upper body strength to pull the shock down and compress it....

if you think it through... the shock only has to be compressed for a matter of seconds, because the mount is easy to slip on and off.
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Old 04-25-2007, 03:19 AM
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Thanks for all of your replies. Sounds like my son has his work cut out for him!

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