Mercedes S-class W202

1993-2000 of release

Repair and car operation

Mercedes W202
+ 1.2. The general data
+ 2. Maintenance service
+ 3. Engines
+ 4. Greasing system
+ 5. Cooling system
+ 6. Heating, ventilation
+ 7. Ignition system
+ 8. Fuel system
+ 9. Transmission
- 10. A running gear
   - 10.1.2. Shock-absorbers Check and recycling of shock-absorbers
   + 10.1.3. Forward springs
   10.1.4. The stabilizer of cross-section stability
   + 10.2. The back bridge
   10.3. What for the shock-absorber is necessary
   10.4. Types of shock-absorbers
   10.5. Additional protection of spherical hinges of steering draughts
   10.6. "Artful" bolts and nuts
+ 11. A steering
+ 12. Brake system
+ 13. A body
+ 14. An electric equipment
+ 14.2. Electroschemes

10.1.2. Shock-absorbers

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


1. Designate a paint position of forward wheels in relation to a nave. Thanks to it the balanced wheel comes back after removal in the same position. 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 simultaneously serve as a reverse motion emphasis. Put a garage jack under the bottom lever of a suspension bracket and, applying a wooden lining, slightly raise it that after removal of the shock-absorber the suspension bracket has not fallen downwards.
4. Remove a forward casing of a motor compartment. Because of inconvenient access to the top fastening of the shock-absorber on the right party 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 counternut and a shock-absorber nut, keeping thus a rod of the shock-absorber 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 prevention

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


1. Check up presence 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 демпфер (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 55 Н.м.
3. By means of a garage jack put the suspension bracket lever in the position 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 nut of a rod with the moment 15 Н.м., keeping thus a shock-absorber rod for лыски a wrench. Tighten a counternut the moment 30 Н.м., keeping thus a nut from проворачивания.
6. Remove a garage jack.
7. Put protection of a motor compartment.
8. Put on wheels, observing marks of their former position earlier put by a paint. Screw wheels. Lower the car on wheels and in a crosswise order tighten bolts of wheels with the moment 110 Н.м.
9. Insert the overstrain relay.
10. At diesel models put a gas drive, accordingly, the operating valve of the lowered pressure.