[200q20v] A Note to those using the Benz Strut Brace.

Shayne P. quattroking at hotmail.com
Mon Nov 12 18:38:47 EST 2001

Hey Bernie-

Jack your car up and put your hand on the spring then spin the wheel.  You
will feel a bad bearing through the spring in the form of a harmonic


Shayne P.

1972 MB 280 SEL 4.5
1984 4ksq
1986 MB 560 SEL
1991 v8q5
1991 200q Sedan
1992 S4

Parting:  1972 Mercedes Benz 280 SE 4.5

I'm currently doing a front wheel bearing replacement job on the 200Q-20V.
I can't tell which one is bad, even with a stethascope, so I may be forced
to replace both sides.  Heaven Forbid!  They can't both be broke can they?
But they sure have become real growlers over the past 6 months.

Anyway, when removing the strut assembly you can save a little grief by
removing the brace from the strut rod end and replacing it with the
conventional rod end nut while the car is still on the ground, as a first
step.  This will allow the strut assembly to be removed in one piece, rather
than having a loose spring cause parts to fly all over.  Add this note in
your Bentley, pg. 40.11.



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