S-class W202 Mercedes

1993-2000 of release

Repair and car operation

W202 Mercedes
+ 1.2. General information
+ 2. Maintenance
+ 3. Engines
+ 4. Greasing system
+ 5. Cooling system
+ 6. Heating, ventilation
+ 7. Ignition system
+ 8. Fuel system
+ 9. Transmission
- 10. Running gear
   - 10.1.2. Shock-absorbers Check and utilization of shock-absorbers
   + 10.1.3. Forward springs
   10.1.4. Stabilizer of cross-section stability
   + 10.2. Zadny Bridge
   10.3. Why the shock-absorber is necessary
   10.4. Types of shock-absorbers
   10.5. Additional protection of spherical hinges of steering drafts
   10.6. "Cunning" bolts and nuts
+ 11. Steering
+ 12. Brake system
+ 13. Body
+ 14. Electric equipment
+ 14.2. Electroschemes

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10.1.2. Shock-absorbers


It is possible to replace shock-absorbers one by one, paying attention not to their producer, and on conditional coloring and marking, for example, "V1 orange" (orange).


1. Designate paint the provision of forward wheels in relation to a nave. Thanks to it the balanced wheel comes back after removal to the same situation. Release bolts of wheels before car lifting. Raise the car in front and remove forward wheels.
2. Remove from below protection of a motor compartment.
3. Shock-absorbers at the same time serve as an emphasis of reverse motion. Put a garage jack under the bottom lever of a suspension bracket and, applying wooden laying, slightly raise it that after shock-absorber removal the suspension bracket did not fall down.
4. Remove a forward casing of a motor compartment. Because of inconvenient access to the top fastening of the shock-absorber on the right side of the car the relay of protection against an overstrain should be removed.
5. At a diesel engine the gas drive, and at a diesel engine with an automatic transmission – the operating valve of depression at the left acts in film.
6. Unscrew a lock-nut and a shock-absorber nut, holding thus a shock-absorber rod a wrench for two лыски that it was not turned. Remove washers and a rubber support.
7. Unscrew a nut (11u) on the lever of a suspension bracket (31), take a bolt (11k) with a washer and remove the shock-absorber.


The garage jack can be removed. The suspension bracket has an emphasis on the top lever which lays down on a longeron and prevents further reverse motion.


1. Check existence of the persistent buffer (11b), a protective sleeve (11f) and the dimensional plug (11u), if necessary – put on. On new shock-absorbers these details are put already on. Put a damper (11d).
2. Put the shock-absorber with a bolt on the bottom lever, having put on washers, and screw on a bolt new самоконтрящуюся a nut. Tighten it with the moment of 55 N of m.
3. By means of a garage jack put the suspension bracket lever in the situation necessary for installation of the top support of the shock-absorber.
4. Put on in front of a motor compartment a shock-absorber rod a rubber support (11c) and a washer (11b).
5. Screw a rod nut with the moment of 15 N of m, holding thus a shock-absorber rod for лыски a wrench. Tighten a lock-nut the moment of 30 N of m, holding thus a nut from a provorachivaniye.
6. Remove a garage jack.
7. Put protection of a motor compartment.
8. Put on wheels, observing marking of their former situation earlier put with paint. Screw wheels. Lower the car on wheels and in a crosswise order tighten bolts of wheels with the moment of 110 N of m.
9. Insert the overstrain relay.
10. At diesel models put a gas drive, respectively, the operating valve of the lowered pressure.