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This sticky will be used only to link to existing DIY threads. A DIY thread would be considered any thread with an instructional write up or a pictorial on how to perform a specific DIY. Feel free to add your own thread or any you find helpful.

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EGR Valve Replacement Instructions

Link containing general instructions on how to replace your EGR valve.

Changed my EGR Valve Today

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DETANE : D.I.Y. Videos:

1. Trans Case fluid change
YouTube - Mercedes Benz DIY Tarnsfer Case fluid change

2. Differential front and rear fluid change
YouTube - DIY Differntials.mov

3. Air blend Motor replacement
YouTube - AIR BLEND MOTOR REPLACEMENT


Below are 2 of the original threads:
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w163...id-change.html

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w163...r-oil-diy.html

And more on the way

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Power steering fluid reservoir replacement


http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w163...30-1999-a.html

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DIY to install a Pioneer AVIC-900BT in a 2003 fiber optic ML500

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w163...00bt-03-a.html

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How to Detail Your ML Truck

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w163...ml#post3226964

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Fuel pump remove & install
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DIY Rack and Pinion seal replacement

This DIY is for the 4 rubber O ring seals (#137), located on the attached pdf.

Steps:
1. use a jack to lift truck. secure truck with jack stands on each side of the truck.
2. use a 3/8" socket wrench and a 15mm socket to remove the star cap (#135).
3. use an oil pan to catch any dripping fluid.
4. use needle nose pliers to remove the black rubber O ring seals from the hub.
5. replace the 4 rubber seals (#137).
6. replace the cap (#135).
7. refill your power stearing ress with MB power stearing fluid.
8. Crack open a beer and relax, you just saved $600 from the dealer.

Total cost of this DIY ($15.00).
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I am appending below Rob's DIY for Brake and Rotor Replacement.. Nice job Rob..!!

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'98 Brake and Rotor Replacement DIY

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Hey Everyone,

First off I wanted to thank everyone on here for such valuable information. After sorting through all the pictures taken during the install, I made a simple webpage going through the process step by step to help change the pads and rotors. I don't claim it's perfect, but atleast it can offer more insight to someone who is looking for pictures or more info on how to replace their rotors and pads.

It's been about 3-4 weeks now, and everything worked out great. If there are any suggestions or comments, feel free to let me know as well.

Thanks again,


Brake and Rotor Replacement

-Rob
Tampa, FL

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