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
- Body
   + External equipment and body elements
   + Equipment of salon
+ Onboard electric equipment



Body

Specifications

Body sizes

Dimensional characteristics for check of correctness of geometry of a body

Dimensional characteristics for check of geometry of a body (on the example of ML 320)

Dimensional characteristics for check of geometry of a body (on the example of ML 320)

Dimensional characteristics for check of geometry of a body (on the example of ML 320)


General information

Body Self-bearing, with a rigid zhiznesokhranyayushchy framework, forward and back zones of the directed energopoglashchayushchy deformation; the intra door and onboard amplifiers protecting at side crashes are used. Two options of execution of a body are issued: with the standard and extended wheel base
Bottom and niches of wheels Are covered with resistant protective mastic.
Designation in the text The managements of racks of a body (in front back) And, In and With
Side safety cushions Over side glasses and in all doors
Overall dimensions of the car, mm See Specifications to the Head Governing bodies and methods of safe operation

Adjustment of a cowl and doors

Landing gaps in body apertures, mm
  • Except the top gap of a door of a back
5.0 ± 0.5
  • Top gap of a door of a back
9.5 ± 0.5
Assembly sizes of the traction coupling device See Specifications to the Head Governing bodies and methods of safe operation
Efforts of tightening of threaded connections, Nanometer

Nuts of fastening of levers of screen wipers

  • Windshield
18
  • Back glass
15
Screws of fastening of levels of loops of a cowl
  • To the cowl panel
10
  • To body elements
18
Screws of fastening of the top and lower assemblies of the lock of a cowl 12
Nuts of fastening of a dividing pipe to elements of the lower protection of a motive compartment (front bumper) 86
Screws of fastening of basic arms of a front bumper to elements of the lower protection 25
Bolts of fastening of forward protection to the lower protection 25
Nuts of fastening of elements of the lower protection to basic arms 49
Bolts of fastening of elements of the lower protection to each other 49
Bolts of fastening of back section of the lower protection of a motive compartment to an auxiliary frame 10
Nuts of fastening of a front bumper to external basic arms and to a frame 8
Nuts and screws of fastening of a rear bumper to a frame 8
Nuts of levels of fastening of mudguards 6
Nuts of fastening of the holder of a spare wheel to a frame beam 49
Screws of fastening of basic arms to the holder of a spare wheel 25
Nuts of fastening of intensifying elements of longitudinal beams of a frame 49
Bolts of fastening of door latches to racks 24
Bolts of fastening of levels of loops of side doors
  • To doors
35
  • To racks
32
Nuts of fastening of limiters of opening of doors to doorframes 10
Bolts of fastening of levels of loops of a door of a back
  • To a door
55
  • To the roof panel
35
Screws of fastening of external handles of doors
  • Forward doors
3
  • Back doors
1.5
Screws of fastening of assemblies of door locks 8
Bolts of fastening of the drummer of the lock of a door of a back 30
Anchor bolts of seat belts 35
Screws of fastening of the dashboard to the transmission tunnel 30
Bolts of fastening of eyes of fixing of freight to the panel of half of the luggage compartment 24
Bolts of fastening of anchor brackets of fixing of a children's seat to the panel of half of the luggage compartment 24
Bolts of fastening of frames of seats to floor panels
Front seats 40
Back seat
  • Release models till 31.08.99
35
  • Release models from 01.09.99
40
Bolts of fastening of seatbacks to frames 30 ± 3
Screws of fastening of returnable devices of back seat belts to seats 40
Bolts of fastening of buckles of seat belts
Front seats
  • Release models till 31.08.99
35
  • Release models from 01.09.99
45
Back seats 35
Wheel bolts 150
Bolts of fastening of the traction coupling device to a cross beam of a frame 160

In view of limitation of the place in the present Chapter only the most interesting procedures from the point of view of originators which implementation is obviously possible by forces of the average amateur mechanic are considered. More complex works should be charged to performance of specialists of car service.





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