How to replace front suspension arm / front control arm on MERCEDES-BENZ E (W210) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
How to replace front suspension arm / front control arm on MERCEDES-BENZ E (W210) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]


Required tools:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Copper grease Torx bit T50
Drive socket # 10
Drive socket # 16 Combination spanner #16
Combination spanner #22
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench Torque wrench
Crow bar
Tap wrench
Pin punch Rubber mallet
Strut spring compressor
Ball joint puller Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock 1. Raise the front of the car and secure on supports. 2. Unscrew the wheel bolts.
Use wheel impact socket #17. AUTODOC recommends:
To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts. 3. Clean all joints of the arm.
Use a wire brush.
Treat all joints of the arm.
Use WD-40 spray. 4. Unscrew the front arm fastener.
Use a combination spanner #22. 5. Unscrew the rear arm fastener.
Use a combination spanner #22. 6. Loosen the fastener connecting the ball joint to the steering knuckle.
Use a combination spanner #22. 7. Install the coil spring compressor on the coil spring. AUTODOC recommends:
Use adapters and jaws of the appropriate size. The sping coils should be securely fixed with the coil spring compressor. Use high quality coil spring compressors. 8. Compress the spring. AUTODOC recommends:
Be careful. The compressed spring is powerful and in case of disrupting ties, straightening, it can cause injury. 9. Unscrew the ball joint fastening to the steering knuckle.
Use a combination spanner #22. 10. Disconnect the ball joint from the steering knuckle
Use a ball joint puller. 11. Unscrew the fastener connecting the shock strut to the suspension control arm. Use a drive socket #16.
Use a combination spanner #16.
Use a ratchet wrench. 12. Disconnect the transverse stabilizer fastener from the link. Use Torx T50.
Use a tap wrench. 13. Remove the stabilizer rod.
Use a crowbar. 14. Support the arm.
Use a hydraulic transmission jack. 15. Remove the fastening bolt.
Use a pin punch.
Use a rubber mallet. 16. Unscrew the front arm fastener.
Use a combination spanner #22 (2 pieces). 17. Remove the fastening nut. 18. Unscrew the rear arm fastener.
Use a combination spanner #22 (2 pieces). 19. Make a mark on the camber adjustment bolt.
Use a crowbar.
Use a rubber mallet. 20. Remove the fastening nut. 21. Remove the fastening bolts. 22. Unscrew the fastener connecting the ball joint to the suspension control arm.
Use a combination spanner #22. 23. Lower the hydraulic transmission jack by 10-15 cm. AUTODOC recommends:
Lower the hydraulic transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging assemblies and mechanisms. 24. Remove the coil spring together with the coil spring compressor. AUTODOC recommends:
While the spring is compressed, do not do any operations on it. 25. Detach the fastener connecting the suspension level sensor to the suspension control arm. Use a drive socket #10.
Use a ratchet wrench. 26. Remove the arm.
Use a crowbar. 27. Clean the mounting seats and the thread of the suspension arm. Use a wire brush.
Use WD-40 spray. 28. Install a new arm. AUTODOC recommends:
During the installation process, use only new bolts and nuts.
Do not damage the ball joint cover. 29. Install the ball joint on the new arm.
Use a combination spanner #22. 30. Support the arm.
Use a hydraulic transmission jack. 31. Position the control arm according to its mounting holes. Use a rubber mallet.
Use a crowbar. 32. Install the control arm fasteners.
Use a rubber mallet. 33. Attach the fastener connecting the suspension level sensor to the suspension control arm. Use a drive socket #10.
Use a ratchet wrench. 34. Lower the hydraulic transmission jack by 10-15 cm. AUTODOC recommends:
Lower the hydraulic transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging assemblies and mechanisms. 35. Install the coil spring together with the rubber mounts into the mounting seats. AUTODOC recommends:
Make sure that the coil spring is correctly positioned in its mounting seats. 36. Support the arm.
Use a hydraulic transmission jack. 37. Attach the suspension control arm to the shock strut. 38. Install the fastener connecting the shock strut to the suspension control arm. 39. Tighten the ball joint fastening nut.
Use a combination spanner #22. 40. Raise the hydraulic transmission jack by 10-15 cm. 41. Tighten the arm fastening to the subframe.
Use a combination spanner #22. Use a torque wrench.
Tighten it to 85 nm torque. 42. Decompress the spring. 43. Remove the coil spring compressor. 44. Remove the support from under the arm. AUTODOC recommends:
Lower the hydraulic transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging assemblies and mechanisms. 45. Ιnstall the transverse stabilizer link. 46. Tighten the ball joint fastener.
Use a combination spanner #22. Use a torque wrench.
Tighten it to 48 nm torque. 47. install the rod fastening to the stabilizer and tighten it.
Use Torx T50. Use a torque wrench.
Tighten it to 37 nm torque. 48. Tighten the fastener connecting the shock strut to the suspension control arm.
Use a drive socket #16. Use a torque wrench.
Tighten it to 62 nm torque. 49. Treat all joints of the arm.
Use copper grease. 50. Clean the wheel rim mounting seat.
Use a wire brush. Treat the contacting surface.
Use copper grease. 51. Screw in the wheel bolts.
Use wheel impact socket #17. AUTODOC recommends:
To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when screwing in the fastening bolts. 52. Lower the car and working in a cross order, tighten the wheel bolts. Use a torque wrench.
Tighten it to 112 nm torque.

6 thoughts on “How to replace front suspension arm / front control arm on MERCEDES-BENZ E (W210) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]”

  1. Saša Đokić says:

    Врх !
    😋😋😂😁😁😃😃😄😄😅😅😅

  2. Wolfenstein says:

    Great quality, I'm impressed! As a note I wouldn't spray WD-40 on rubber bushings and ball joint boots because it's petroleum based and not good for rubber. Also these wheels do not look good on the w210 IMHO 🙂

  3. Ali mohammed says:

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  4. Алексей A. says:

    Good!Good👍👍👍

  5. autodoc.co.uk says:

    Have a look at other videos on our channel:

    🔸 MERCEDES-BENZ E W210 car repair tutorial — https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWep5LzT0sxlChY_4rhmGAR8Qqt5Nel5-

    🔸 How to replace fuel filter on MERCEDES-BENZ E W210 —
    https://youtu.be/WGngWeN27v4
    🔸 How to replace front wheel bearing MERCEDES-BENZ E W210 —
    https://youtu.be/aGTrmPhovjU
    🔸 How to replace a Front Springs on MERCEDES-BENZ E W210 —
    https://youtu.be/4LUWYBrF0j8
    🔸 How to replace rear shock absorbers MERCEDES-BENZ E W210 — https://youtu.be/1_syWj-72Mo

  6. Knut says:

    on my w210 e230 my front,right,Lower control arm cracked and needs replacing, is there anything important that i need to know besides: preload suspension (10-15cm),and torque spec's when tightening?
    and should anything be replaced during this procedure(nuts, bolt's, reapply loctite, etc)

    im new to control arm replacement so any help would be greatly appreciated 🙂

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