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New Member with a question!

Hello to all,

I am a new member and the orignial and proud owner of a 2005 C240 4matic with about 175K miles on it. I believe I need new shocks and / or struts as the ride and handling are not what they used to be. I would like the following counsel please:

1. I am an average mechanic and would like to do this work myself. How difficult would this work be and what, if any, special tools would I need?

2. Where can I go to get some detailed instructions, hopefully free?

3. What would be the best replacement shocks / struts / cartridges to purchase and why?

Many thanks in advance for you counsel!
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If this is standard suspension and not airmatic then it is a simple job but you will need to rent or borrow a spring compression tool like this one;
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