Front suspension overhaul is almost always left until one has fixed everything else on the car. We know that most owners can live with some looseness in the suspension, especially when you consider the age of the 123 chassis. But if you want to restore that great Mercedes factory feel and ride (that we all love!) there is no short cut but to replace all the rubber and wear parts in the lower section of your front suspension.
NOTE: This kit does not include the upper control arms as we have found many have already replaced those as they often fail first. If yours have not been replaced and you want the full deal, then we recommend you also order those separately (enter control arm in the search box).
We decided to put a kit together with a killer price that would not leave you penny poor and give you some motivation to tackle this important maintenance job. The parts that we include in this kit fit all 123 sedans, coupes and wagons from 1977 to 1985:
- Set of left and right lower ball joints
- Set of left and right lower guide rod mounts (support joint)
- Set of left and right lower control arm to frame inner bushings
- Set of left and right guide rod to lower control arm mount kits
- Idler arm bushing repair kit
- New meyle steering shock absorber
Instructions are only included for the installation of the idler arm bushings and the steering shock. They are jobs that most home mechanics can do on their own. We do NOT recommend you install the other parts on your own unless you have the proper tools and experience with front end work. You do not need a Mercedes dealer or Mercedes independent mechanic to install the ball joints and control arm bushings. Any good front suspension shop will be able to install them at a reasonable price and since you will need a front end alignment anyway - you can get that done at the same time.
Just a note: Dealer list price on all these items combined is over $500! Save now by doing it all at once.
How to view the PDF digital instructions:
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