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thanks much khomer2, much appreciate your help, advice and encouragement
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Just my $0.02, when I did my motor mounts, I did remove the alternator, to me, removing those 2 bolts (extra 10 minutes total time) made the work around so much easier on the passenger side!

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duduh_vinci, this was on your 98 C280?
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Hi glenmore & Deplore,
Thanks so much for your response guys!
I am attaching a document that's based on WIS instructions but also regressed with glenmore's feedback and thoughts from his experience and some of my DIY friendly findings.
It involves no moving of alternator or compressor. As glenmore emphasized - use jack stands and unlock wheel before disconnecting battery to enable turning wheels left or right - is perhaps a very important aspect of this methodology.
Anyway, let's what the experts and the experienced have to say. I will look forward to it!
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Hi Deplore,
I have seen many versions of this offset tool that is available in 16mm and 17mm versions. In fact I had called Baum Tools in FL and they said my car does not call for such a tool. These tools are typically 4 to 4 3/8th long which gets buried under those manifolds from the top end and not sure if it'll work from the bottom end. Nonetheless, I am going to have it with me just in case...
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duduh_vinci, this was on your 98 C280?
Yep, 1998 C280. I'm sure there is more than one way, in my book, the easiest way was:

Remove the belt
Unbolt the compressor
Unbolt and remove the alternator

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You're reading far too much into this job. It is not a difficult job, and that PDF calls for far too much work when you can just simply move the AC compressor a few inch forward and save yourself all the headaches.

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So Duh_Vinci, did you not have any trouble putting back the alternator like glenmore and others shared in these threads -
https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w20...tall-help.html
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2000 C280 w202 motor mounts - PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum
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ps, quite frankly, I am still trying to grasp what they are talking about moving the bushings forward, the sleeve, etc...guess I'll learn when I get down to doing it...bit scary I must say
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Hi Deplore,
Thanks so much for your feedback on my document, I really appreciate it!
Yeah, I actually will have to unbolt the compressor if I can't find a way to unbolt the top bolt on the mount.
I see you are a veteran...dare I ask you if you did this on a 98-2000 C280 or which model?
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All of them. From 1996 C280 with the M104 up to C43 AMG.

List any Mercedes model and I probably have put a wrench to it at some point in the past few years....late models notwithstanding.

Just about every sedan MB requires me to move the AC compressor out to make room...they keep the AC compressor in the same location throughout the years (with few exceptions). The SUV's require dropping the front differential to get to driver side, the 4matics require either dropping the subframe by 2-3" or disconnecting the exhaust in addition to the compressor removal.

You can unbolt the top bolt on the MM with that tool or with regular wrench and then using a large pry bar for leverage. Just about the only cars I remember that actually requires the special tools were the V12 variants, most notably the M275 with twin turbos. All others could be done with regular wrench, but that tool I mentioned above will make your life 1000x easier. That tool is only to break it loose, then you can just unscrew with your fingers. You can likewise tighten it after the job done.
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