Mercedes M-Class W163

since 1997 release

Repair and operation of the car



Mercedes W163
+ Mercedes-Benz cars of a class M (W163)
+ Governing bodies and methods of safe operation
+ Current leaving and service
+ Engine
+ Cooling systems, heating and air conditioner
+ A power supply system and production of the fulfilled gases
+ Systems of electric equipment of the engine
+ Manual box of gear shifting
+ Automatic transmission
+ Transmission line
+ Brake and auxiliary systems
- Suspension bracket and steering
   + Forward suspension bracket
   - Back suspension bracket
      Removal and installation of assembly of the back bridge
      Removal, dismantling and installation of back racks
      Removal and installation of the torsion bar
      Removal and installation of the lower cross lever
      Removal and installation of the top cross lever
      Remove also installation of a longitudinal extension
   + Steering
   + Suspension bracket geometry
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment



Removal and installation of assembly of the back bridge

Details of installation of assembly of the back bridge

1 — the Stretcher
1h — the Basic arm of a cable of the drive of the parking brake
1r — the Control sheaf
55 — the Hose of ventilation of a case of back differential
109 — the Longitudinal bracket of fastening of the fuel tank
110b — Compensation assembly of the drive of the parking brake (the weak point regulator)
111e — the Brake hose

111f — the Basic arm of a brake hose / cable
111h — the Brake line
112a — Cables of the drive of the parking brake
112b — the Basic arm of a cable of the drive of the parking brake
120a — Draft of the regulator of level of landing
L6/3 — Left back the wheel sensor

Details of installation of assembly of the back bridge

1 — the Stretcher
1s — Bolts
1d — Bolts
6j — Rack-mount assembly
91 — the Top cross lever of a suspension bracket

91a — the Top spherical support
106 — the Driveshaft
and — the Directing finger
b — Landing tags on a longitudinal beam

Details of installation of a stretcher of a back suspension bracket

1 — Fixing bolts

The scheme of an arrangement on a stretcher of support (61, 62) of a suspension bracket of differential (50)


 PERFORMANCE ORDER

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

  1. Details of installation of assembly of the back bridge are shown on illustrations to which all references which are found in the text belong.
  2. Remove back wheels.
  3. On models 163.174 (ML 55 AMG) empty the fuel tank (see the Head of the Power supply system and production of the fulfilled gases), tie up an additional tank to a longitudinal beam.
  4. Disconnect the brake line (111h) from a flexible hose (111e).
  5. Remove basic arms of brake hoses / cables (111f) from longitudinal beams of a frame.
  6. Remove wheel sensors (L6/3, L6/2).
  7. At the corresponding complete set remove a guard of system of production of the fulfilled gases from a stretcher of the back bridge (1).
  8. In the right forward part of a guard you otboltit a basic arm of a cable of the drive of the parking brake (1h).
  9. Release a hose of ventilation of a case of back differential (55) from a clamp on the fuel tank, - except models 163.174 (ML 55 AMG).
  10. Release a fastening bolt nut to a stretcher of a longitudinal bracket of fastening of the fuel tank (109).
  11. Disconnect back cables of the drive of the parking brake (112a) from the regulator (110b) (see the Head Tormoznaya and auxiliary systems).
  12. Release hummock assemblies (112a) from intermediate clamps on a frame.
  13. Remove the basic arm of hummock assembly (112b) installed at the left on floor panels.
  14. Disconnect from back differential and tie up the driveshaft (106) to a frame.
  15. Disconnect from a stretcher (1) a control sheaf (1r).
  16. On the models equipped with xenon headlights disconnect from the top support draft of the regulator of level of landing (120a).
  17. Remove from the lower cross lever rack-mount assembly (6j).
  18. Squeeze out of stupichny assembly the top spherical support (91a).
  19. Prop up assembly of back differential, - use special adaptation.
  20. Turn out bolts (1s and 1d) fastenings of a stretcher and accurately omit assembly of the back bridge, trying not to press brake cables and tubes.

On models 163.174 (ML 55 AMG) at first you priopustit assembly of the bridge and release a hose of ventilation of differential (55) from a clamp on a wall of the additional fuel tank.

  1. Examine assembly components on existence of signs of damage, replace the failed details.
  2. In case of need disconnect from longitudinal beams and remove rack-mount assemblies (6j) or the top cross levers of a suspension bracket (91).
  3. Also in case of need remove a stretcher and make replacement of rubber pillows of support of a suspension bracket of differential, extraction/landing of plugs is made by means of a special extractor.
  4. Installation is made upside-down, - before installation carefully smooth out the surfaces of interface of the bridge (1) and longitudinal beams, in case of need eliminate deformations of surfaces, also banish a tap bolted openings in the floor panel under bolts of fastening of a stretcher (1s and 1d). Track that the directing fingers (a) got to reception openings in beams. Final tightening of elements of fastening of cross levers (if removed) is made only after lowering of the car on the earth, - at installation track that assembly of the bridge held strictly horizontal position, take care of the correct combination of landing tags on beams (b). Do not forget about need of performance of replacement of sealing elements of nipple sockets of hydraulic lines.
  5. In conclusion modify the level of working liquid and pump over a brake path (see the Head Tormoznaya and auxiliary systems), check oil level in differential.
  6. Modify the direction of optical axes of headlights and execute adjustment of geometry of a suspension bracket (see the Part suspension bracket Geometry).