Mercedes Door Check Strap Diagnosis and Replacement - On Demand Video

Common repair that you can do yourself with minimal tools and mechanical experience

Groaning, snaping and jammed door check straps are a common problem on the older models (up through 1995). This is primarily due to age and lack of lubrication. Newer models will soon start having similar problems. Rain water getting inside the doors is the big killer. This video will explain what to look for, the tools and supplies you will need and how to replace it once you get the door panel off.

Mercedes Door Check Strap Diagnosis and Replacement - On Demand Video
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Mercedes Check Strap

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Kent explains how to test if your check straps are not working properly, explains how the mechanism works but he does not cover getting your particular door panel off. Since almost every chassis has a differenct procedure that would make the video extremely long!  If you do not know how to remove your door panel we have manuals on most of the chassis. Use our solutions finder or search box to find them on our website or you can check out related products below.

Related Repair Details NOT included: In order to replace the checkstrap the door panel will need to be removed first. This video does not include instructions on how to remove and replace a door panel. That procedure varies from model to model. If you are not familiar with that procedure, please refer to Kent's other on demand video instructions or manuals for information related to your specific model. 

Chassis/Models Used in Production: 123 Chassis 240D and 126 Chassis 300SDL

Applies to the Following Chassis/Models: 108, 109,116, 114, 115, 123, 126, 201, 124

Total Run Time: 15 minutes 51 seconds

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