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Mercedes-Benz C-Class (W203, 2000 issue)

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Mercedes-Benz W203
Instruction Manual
Routine maintenance
Cooling and heating
The power supply system and release
Electric motor
Manual gearbox
Automatic Transmission
Coupling and power shafts
Suspension and steering
Suspension front wheels
Suspension rear wheels
The angles of the wheels of the car
The steering and airbags
Onboard electric

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Suspension and steering

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The car is equipped with front suspension in the form of triangular wishbones and the rear suspension in the form of spatial lever system, the main components of which are coil springs, stabilizer bar and gas-filled shock absorbers. Elements of the front suspension with rack and pinion steering and engine mount system located on the beam front axle made of aluminum, which is bolted to the body is connected.

security measures

When the repair or service component of the suspension and steering You may encounter a problem loosen rusted bolts and nuts. These nuts and bolts, located underneath the car, are constantly exposed to external influences. There is nothing surprising in the fact that over time, they are covered with rust and partly destroyed. Do not attempt to turn on the power of fasteners - You might damage it. Apply the appropriate nut or bolt a large number of penetrating fluid (such as WD40) and let it soak rust. Wire brush, remove any rust and dirt from the visible parts of the threaded fasteners. Sometimes a sharp blow with a hammer on the nut through a drift can ruin rust, located between the bolt and nut. However, striking the nut, be careful not to knockout jumped off its surface and do not damage the threads of the bolt. Turning rusted nut or bolt, use a long knob - that you increase the force applied; However, never place a long knob on the ratchet wrench, as you can not only damage the mechanism of the return key, and get injured. If the bolt or nut does not turn away, try to endure it a little. When loosening the bolt / nut you put more effort and damaged his head (its surface), during installation, use the new (new).

Since the implementation of the majority of the described procedures in this chapter you will have to raise the vehicle, prepare reliable support. To use the trolley jacking hydraulic jack. It may be necessary for you to hanging some suspension components in the performance of a particular procedure.

Attention! Under no circumstances do not work under the vehicle, we rely only on the jack. When lifting the rear of the car is not used as a support for the jack cross-member.

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