w211 rear springs

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    I'm about to change the rear springs on my w211 e320. could anyone tell me if there is anything that needs replacing between the spring either at the top or bottom of the suspension. Ie. some sort of pad etc.
     
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    Nothing else will need replacing, these are not a nice job, just thought I would warn you as if you try and remove the bolt by the diff on the lower arm 9 times out of ten the bolt will be seized in the bush.
     
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    You were right. I'm one of the 9,they were seized solid. Where do we go from here. What's the solution, other than burning out the bush.
    (8 Yrs old with 53k) ; Quality MB.; I suppose I'll have to finish up paying MB to do it (£260 labour.)
     
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    They are becoming a pain to do these 211 rear springs.

    Do you have acess to a ramp? I have a way they can be done easily ;)
     
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    Thanks for your prompt reply. Yes I do have use of a ramp. So I would be most gratefull if you would help me out.
     
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    can you call me at the workshop.02392570123
     
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    Will do.
     
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    Take it off from the hub side not the diff side you wally:)

    Sorry Olly but its hardly a trade secret.
     
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    There is an easier way than that. There is no need to unbolt the hub side either.

    I have done in the past but honestly there is no need.

    3 bolts....transmission jack. Bingo.

    Flt.eng is going to post some pics up when done.
     
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    Before I start this job, has anyone got a diagram of the rear suspension.
    If so could you post it. Thanks.
     
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    Sudden thought, after our tele. conversationn. Does the anti roll bar need disconnecting as well. By the way. mine has got sports suspension.
    Cheers.
     
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    It is very likely that it does
     
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    Olly you have my attention now:) I can't see a way of doing it without unbolting the wishbone from the hub and swinging the wishbone down?

    I look forward to the pics and explanation.
     
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    I must admit I have to agree with you. I recall that when I tried the first time & then finding the Inner arm bolt seized. I could'nt figure out, any easy way. Other than dismantling the hub. Until Olly came up with his solution. Before I go ahead & organise the ramp etc. ( which I have to pay for) Question to Olly Have you used your method on a W211 (E320) avantgared with sports suspension?. Or has it been on other models.
     
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    Don't dismantle the hub. Just disconnect it from the lower wishbone. You will have to disconnect the shock absorber bottom bolt, 1 supsension arm and the anti - roll bar link. When you have done this you can simply lower the arm down.

    It will take you about 20mins a side. If there is a quicker more simple way of doing it I am still keen to know how?
     
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    I will be doing the job next week & hopefully try & assess both of the suggested methods. I'll report back my findings asop.

    Ps. Who was the wally you previously referred to. Was it Black55 or me.
     
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    I was referring to whoever mentioned unbolting it from the diff end.
    Let me know how it goes. Maybe try my method on one side and the other method you have in mind on the other side?
     
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