|09-11-2009, 02:12 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Date registered: Mar 2009
Vehicle: 1985 300TD, 1991 300D 2.5 Turbo, 1993 300D 2.5 Turbo, 1995 E320 Touring, 2006 E350
Location: DC Metro area
Place to Find Coolant Pump Replacement Instructions
Go to the 124 DIY thread and look for the 124 service manual with index link.
1994 E320 has engine 104
you should be able to click through the menus to find the cooling system and coolant pump replacement instructions. (Take a whole day off for doing the job and replace the belt tensioner located just below the coolant pump, too).
|09-11-2009, 04:41 PM||#3 (permalink)|
BenzWorld Senior Member
Date registered: Feb 2008
Vehicle: 11 Mercedes e350 4matic, 09 Mercedes GL450, 1995 BMW 325IC;;;;; 2001 Mercedes e320 4matic Sold
Location: Belarus Brest
i did it on my and let me tell you it was pain in the ass took me like 10hours
|09-13-2009, 05:55 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Agreed. Not for the inexperienced and definitely not for someone in a hurry!
Scott in MD/DC
94 E320 Wagon
"Money can't replace it, no memory can erase it
and I know I'm never gonna find another one to compare"-LW
89 300SE (Waiting for a Hogweed rebuild in Pennsyltucky)
95 C280 (RIP)
87 190E (Sold)
|09-13-2009, 10:08 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Date registered: Dec 2003
Vehicle: 1995 E320
When I did it, I went to all the different Mercedes forums I know of, used the search function to search for "M103 waterpump/ 300E waterpump/ W124 waterpump" and printed the best, most clearly written ones.
I took a weekend off, during Thanksgiving weekend, and replaced with over the course of the weekend while watching college football.
If you have a modicum of mechanical knowledge it should be a decent DIY job. Fortunately, Mercedes from back then are made to be repaired. It's pretty straightforward, pretty clear. There are some hidden bolts, and you will need a series of universal joints and wobbles extensions. There is one bolt that some write ups said required a special GM tool. I bypassed that by using a quarter inch drive long extension and the requisite adapters
To whit; print the clearest, most concise directions you can find, paste em up on the wall near where you are working, make sure that you understand what they say, and take your time.
It would behoove you to replace the belt tensioner shock and the belt while you are there
|09-14-2009, 07:01 AM||#6 (permalink)|
Date registered: Dec 2006
Vehicle: 1997 E320, 1997 S320
like the others said, it's not an easy job, but if you are mechanically inclined you should be able to figure everything out. don;t forget to change the thermostat, upper/lower/bypass hoses, and also you will need 2 gallons of mb coolant or zerex g05.
what brand of water pump are you buying?
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