Mercedes M-Class W163

since 1997 of release

Repair and car operation

Mercedes W163
+ Mercedes-Benz Cars of a class M (W163)
+ Governing bodies and receptions of safe operation
+ Current leaving and service
+ Engine
+ Systems of cooling, heating and air conditioner
+ the Power supply system and production of the fulfilled gases
+ Systems of electric equipment of the engine
+ Manual box of gear shifting
+ Avtomaticheckaya transmission
+ Transmission line
+ Brake and auxiliary systems
- Suspension bracket and steering
   - Forward suspension bracket
      Removal and installation of assembly of the forward bridge
      Removal, check and installation of forward shock-absorbers
      Removal and installation of a torsionny bar
      Removal and installation of torsionny springs
      Removal and installation of the bottom cross-section lever, replacement of the forward axial plug
      Removal and installation of the top cross-section lever
      Check of a condition of spherical support of a rotary fist
   + Back suspension bracket
   + Steering
   + suspension bracket Geometry
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment

Removal, check and installation of forward shock-absorbers


Details of installation of the forward shock-absorber

4 — Nizhny the cross-section lever of a suspension bracket
11 — the Shock-absorber
11а — the Nut
11b — the Washer
11с — the Top pillow
11d — the Bottom pillow

11е — the Washer
11f — the Washer
11j — the Cover
11u — the Bolt
11y — the Plug


Replacement of shock-absorbers should be made in pairs!

In total самоконтрящиеся bolts and nuts are subject to replacement without fail!

  1. Details of installation of forward shock-absorbers are shown on an illustration which all references meeting in the text concern.
  2. Release fixture of the top support of the shock-absorber.
  3. To Poddomkratta the car also establish it on props.
  4. Remove forward wheels and loker of protection of wheel arches.
  5. Release a nut, take a fixing bolt (11u), disconnect the shock-absorber from the bottom cross-section lever of a suspension bracket (4) and take it from under the car.
  6. Release a nut (11а) and remove components of the top dempfiruyushchy knot (11а ÷ 11f).



  1. Estimate a condition of the components, the failed details replace.

Top (11с) and bottom (11d) pillows differ on rigidity and should be established strictly on the former places, - pillows usually are as appropriate marked, or painted in different color: the top - in white, bottom - in yellow. Track also correctness of installation on the places of washers (11b, 11е and 11f).

  1. Attentively study a condition of a rod of the piston of the shock-absorber, - in case of identification of deformations or signs of violation of smoothness of a piston stroke the shock-absorber is subject to replacement.
  2. Estimate a condition of the plug of the bottom support of the shock-absorber.
  3. Make sure of lack of signs of development of external leaks.
  4. The defective shock-absorber replace, - it is better in a set with the second.


Installation is made as it should be, the return to an order of dismantle of components.