Mechanics

MBZ BALL JOINTS

1985 Mercedes Benz 380se • V8 2WD Automatic • 220,000 miles

1985 Mercedes 380se, Anyone have a diagram or procedure/advice for replacing the lower front end Ball Joints?
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Tom508
March 19, 2011.



Attached is an image of the front end. Raise the vehicle and remove the wheel. You'll need a ball joint separator or pickle fork and hammer. Remove the cotter pin locking the ball joint nut and remove the ball joint nut. Separate the ball joint from the steering knuckle and lower the control arm. The ball joint is bolted to the control arm. Reverse the process to install the new ball joint. Have the alignment checked.


Rivermikerat
Jun 19, 2011.