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^^^ Murphus is 100% correct. For all years/models of the 190E/190D you don't need a spring compressor
To install front or rear struts on a 190E, you don't need a spring compressor at all. They're two seperate units. I did front and rear struts in my driveway a few months ago.
For the front, pop open the hood and put a jack under the car so it's resting on it, but not jacking the car up. Unbolt the three strut mount nuts then jack up the car high. Unbolt the nut near the wheel holding the stut on and you're done removing it. Install the new strut with new strut mount and you're done.
For the rear, it's practically the same thing. Put the jack under the car, open the trunk and move the plastic/capeting away so you have access. Remove the two nuts on the top of the strut. Jack the car up, unbolt the bolt at the bottom of the strut, remove and install a new strut
Last edited by AMGViper; 12-01-2012 at 11:45 AM.