Question about 2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
See connected to steering knuckle and frame but not to suspension spring
Usually when the spring is above and over the upper control arm you jack the center of the car up until the wheel clears the ground.
At that point the lower ball joint can be removed. Hope this helps.
Posted on Nov 30, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Front Suspension ball joint.
give these websites a try www.autozone.com if they have you car listed you be able to get pictures and diagrams showing you how to repair your car if you have a autozone near you there you can rent the special tools you need then take it back and get your money back and here is another website for more repair information www.alldatadiy.com
Posted on May 24, 2009
fastest most reliable way to find out what parts are interchangable is to call your local wrecking/recycling/junk yard.... they have books that deal with that issue.
Posted on Dec 03, 2009
To replace the lower control are you need to unbolt it from the subframe, airmatic strut, sway bar link and from the lower ball joint. The lower ball joint is separate from the lower control arm. The ball joint actually gets pressed into the steering knuckle. Then the lower control arm sits on top of the ball joint and gets bolted down. The lower control arms list price are about $330 each and the ball joints are around $78 each for oem mercedes parts. The total labor for both to be replaced is somewhere between 6-8 flag hours. The thrust arms are also part of the front suspension and those arms are one piece that have a ball joint as part of the arm. The lower control arm usually doesn't need to be replaced unless its damaged since the control arm bushings are available separately and are around $73 each side for the kit.
Posted on Oct 08, 2010
SOURCE: THE CAR IS HIGHER IN
if you have a hydrolastic type self leveling system like a citreon club or a xantia then the hydraulic pressure on the nitrogen filled spheres will equalise thus causing the same height front and rear ,but i have never seen a merc this old with self leveling suspension the first case i have seen was a 95 jag with self leveling ride height so i can only give you my experiances with the citreon system as this system you have is a add on as far as i know and this add on system would be illegal in the europeon community as its not on the original certificate of homoglonation .----i would really need to see the vehicle to form any sort of opinion.Now the citreons used the spheres as the springs but if you have coil springs then this is just a gimmick self leveling that may have been installed to help boost sales but i have never seen this on these cars so what i would do is release all pressure and then measure the road height ,i have a funny feeling that the rear springs could be weak as the car is 20 yrs old so no matter how much you play with the hydraulics you will never get it right ,these old mercs like this do suffer badly with the rear bushes and all the bits on the back suspension collapsing as i have repaired no end of them with new silent block bushes and in extreme cases new road springs as well and the ones from northern europe brought to spain --well just junk motors to me as they are so corroded that to repair them i need a spanish donor vehicle in the scrap yard for parts.Try the height without the hydraulics first is what i would do to determine if the springs are weak though
Posted on Aug 29, 2011
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The lower control arm is a two-piece welded unit with a riveted ball joint. A conventional rubber bushing is used for the rear lower control arm pivot. The front lower control arm bushing is mounted vertically.
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION
Some special tools are required to perform this operation including, a front hub spindle removal tool and a suitable ball joint separator tool.
WARNING Do not hammer or pry ball joint from knuckle. Failure to use recommended tools may cause damage to the ball joint and seal.
See Figure 1
Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the control arm-to-frame mounting
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