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
      Removal and installation of assembly of the forward bridge
      Removal, check and installation of forward shock-absorbers
      Removal and installation of the torsion bar
      Removal and installation of the torsion springs
      Removal and installation of the lower cross lever, replacement of the forward axial plug
      Removal and installation of the top cross 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 Novgorod the cross lever of a suspension bracket
11 — the Shock-absorber
11a — the Nut
11b — the Washer
11s — the Top pillow
11d — the Lower pillow

11e — 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 to which all references which are found in the text belong.
  2. Release fixture of the top support of the shock-absorber.
  3. The car also establish to Poddomkratta 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 lower cross lever of a suspension bracket (4) and take it from under the car.
  6. Release a nut (11a) and remove components of the top damping knot (11a ÷ 11f).



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

Top (11s) and lower (11d) pillows differ on rigidity and have to be established strictly on the former places, - pillows are usually appropriately marked, or painted in different color: top - in white, lower - in yellow. Track also correctness of installation on the places of washers (11b, 11e 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 lower support of the shock-absorber.
  3. Make sure of lack of signs of development of external leaks.
  4. Replace the defective shock-absorber, - 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.