Hi Fellow Amateur Mercedes Mechanics,
I am thinking on installing a sport suspension on my 2001 C240. I have
some questions on the removal of the springs, both front and rear.
someone out there have already had the experience.
On the front Mcpherson struts, do I need to install a spring compressor
before removing the strut assembly from the chassis? In other words,
if I loosen the top nut, will the whole thing shoot downwards toward the
ground - and leave a crater?
On the rear springs,do I need to use a spring compressor? I am
replacing the shocks at the same time. If I loosen the shock at one end,
the suspension arm will go down even more, perhaps enough so that
the spring is fully expanded and not under tension. I notice the
Mercedes-specific rear spring compressors (Klann, Baum, etc) sold on
eBay do not include the W203 (C240 and C320) chassis on their
application list, which makes me wonder if it is necessary to use a spring
compressor at all. Thanks.