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#1 (permalink) Old 06-21-2007, 05:23 PM
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remove Rear shocks, ML500

Any one have instruction to remove the rear shock assembly. ?. I am trying to figure out if a DIY is possible for replacing all 4 shocks.
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Ken Lee of the M-Class outpost has some very good instructions of both front and rear. Check out the write up at The M-Class Outpost - The M-Class Enthusiasts' Site. Go to the DIY section.

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also check *****************. I have done mine myself, pretty easy. You may want to invest in a good impact wrench. you will need that to pound out the bottom nut on the rear strut/spring assembly.
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Thank you. Yes, I read the instruction.. One think I am worry about is the upper mount bolts... It's a space that hard to get into...

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Ken Yee is righteous...

Thanks for the link...

Ken Yee is righteous and diligent on ML's - at the very beginning of the ML's (back in the day), when we ALL gots looks, it was Harold Pietschmann and Ken were the most dedicated and vocal, and only a few others around at that time... we mostly traded posts on how to solve rattles and how to install stereos, and how bitching it was to upgrade to BFG AT's... there was one ML 4x4 board back in the day, and that was that.

It was fun, the owner of H&R bought one of our first ML's, there were 8 is S.Cal. at that time, and used it for experimentation and bottomed out the suspension flat when we were running up 605 side-by-side..

Harold's site for his off-road experience..

http://www.4x4abc.com/ML320/
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Thanks for the link...

Ken Yee is righteous and diligent on ML's - at the very beginning of the ML's (back in the day), when we ALL gots looks, it was Harold Pietschmann and Ken were the most dedicated and vocal, and only a few others around at that time... we mostly traded posts on how to solve rattles and how to install stereos, and how bitching it was to upgrade to BFG AT's... there was one ML 4x4 board back in the day, and that was that.

It was fun, the owner of H&R bought one of our first ML's, there were 8 is S.Cal. at that time, and used it for experimentation and bottomed out the suspension flat when we were running up 605 side-by-side..

Harold's site for his off-road experience..

http://www.4x4abc.com/ML320/
Yep, he's pretty dedicated. I mispelled his last name in my above post. It's Yee and not Lee as I posted. I appologize Ken.

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Thank you. Yes, I read the instruction.. One think I am worry about is the upper mount bolts... It's a space that hard to get into...

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you will need to remove the wheel liner, the entire spare tire carrier you don't need to remove. Unless you have a super fat hand, you should be alright. Once you jack up the truck, you actually have more room around the wheel wheel. A short handle box end wrench will come in handy here.
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I just did the same job and I agree with the plan as outlined by "supradupe" but would add that the use of a ratching box wrench made the job much easier because I did not have to remove the wrench each time to get a purchase on the nut.
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I just did the same job and I agree with the plan as outlined by "supradupe" but would add that the use of a ratching box wrench made the job much easier because I did not have to remove the wrench each time to get a purchase on the nut.

yes, I meant a racheting one, you are absolutely right about that tool.
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Very good information.. Thanks.

Anyone know if I have to remove the lower control arm to remove the shock assembly out.?.According to the DIY, it's yes. but wonder if anyone else have the experiences.

Did anyone do their own spring compress and remove? or take them to the shop and pay for the removal.

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