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I'm looking for a rear hydraulic strut any help would be appreciated. Thank You
 

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Well, the only new ones are made by SACH's and they are still available from a variety of places. If you are looking for used, I would pm either Bob Youngman or Brian Clifton. They often have used parts
 

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I have a used one from a 1989 560sel with 98k miles on it that I got from a junk yard.
 

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Does anyone know where I can buy two new rear struts ( 126-320-46-13-int ) I've looked for SACHS but with no luck any help would be appreciated. Thank You
 

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While one might balk at paying that, I am afraid before too long we won't get them at all so I suggest if you are keeping the car.......... I can't tell you how many NLA parts have happened over the last 4 or 5 years on these
 

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While one might balk at paying that, I am afraid before too long we won't get them at all so I suggest if you are keeping the car.......... I can't tell you how many NLA parts have happened over the last 4 or 5 years on these
Very true. NLA is not fun...

Case in point (and not even an old MB!): My 07 Silverado needs steering angle sensor and of course GM has NLA’d it. WTF??? They made zillions of these and they do tend to go bad, but no... No aftermarket support on that one, either. And of course 07 sensor is the only one that will work since for 08+ they went with different electrical connector. So, basically I’m either SOL and need to keep on driving with Traction Control/Stabilitrak light on or I need to go pull one from a salvage yard. Uggggghhh........
 

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I am not sure they are available, OP may want to check. Last time I bought parts from Pelican it was an OEM monovalve last year and they showed the warehouse stock availability online. This one says it is available with their supplier, so it may or may not be the case.
 

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As I recall these ARE now NLA. Further research for the part, unfortunately, revealed this.

Stutz is right.. parts, quality parts for these machines are becoming more & more difficult to source as time goes on.

MBL
 

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Yikes. Over the last couple of years I replaced zillions of parts and for the most part could get them. And since I had that experience and to try and help you I went to some of the sites I thought might have the rear shocks you need. I think the only mfg was sachs so while it was limited you could get them. Well I could find nada. Just like the Dodo bird they are gone and only in pictures now. I am glad I did what I did a few years ago. Not so sure it would be that easy now. Guys, we are entering a new world these days called the land of NLA. HoweverI will keep looking for you.
 

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No option available other than finding a really nice used set or converting your rear suspension to standard shocks and removing the hydraulic pump off the front of the engine and putting a plate in place of the pump and removing the hydraulic line from the pump. You can then leave the rest of the plumbing in place or remove it. You can try Bob at W126parts.com to see if he has a nice used set for sale.

I sent a note to Tom Hanson at the MB Classic Center to see if there are any plans for another mfg run by Sachs being considered.
 

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If anyone needs the struts, I have a few. I can sell them for $75 apiece plus shipping.
 

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I just found this listing for remanufactured ones from shipping from California.


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Malcolm, on the link you provided, in addition to 126 320 46 13 they also have 116 320 45 13. Many sites that haven't updated their out of stock status will show both as fitting our cars, and several people have said they are interchangeable. Some sites say the 116 version is for anti-squat only. The only visible difference in the photos is the 126 numbered version has a little valve-appearing aperture just below the ram, and the other one doesn't. Any idea what that protuberance is for that may not be present on earlier/anti-squat cars?
 

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Hey Drew,

If the thing you're speaking of is shown in this image, then it would be where the hydraulic line attaches.
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