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Hey guys,

I am in the process of trying to remove the rear control arm, trailing arms, tie rod, and sway bar links. Rust is a Major issue as the majority of them I cannot get to budge. I have been able to cut off a few with a sawsall and remove it piece by piece. However, the bolts near the hub/dust shield are tough even to get a wrench on, let alone a drill or saw blade.

Is there a simple removal of that dust shield? Having that gone would allow much easier access to those bolts.
 

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There are 3 little bolts (hex type) that hold the shield on. If the e-brake parts are already removed, they are ALL thats left!
:D

Oh, wait... Unless it is a 2-piece type it will not go over the hub... but it still might provide some 'fighting room'. :p
 

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1987 300TDT - Light Ivory.... 1993 500E - Signal Red.... 1995 E320 Cabrio - Black(040).
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Can you drill a hole in the shield?

Afterward, who cares?
 

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Well, got one sides pieces all off and going to put the new stuff on this side before I start the other.

Anyone know where I can get the torque specs for rear suspension components?
 

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86 190E 2.3L 16V, 2 95 320TE's, 02 S500
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The online service manual in our DIY section should give you the torque specs. One thing you need to remember when replacing the links. Before you tighten the bolts down, the suspension needs to be in a neutral position..as in having the rear hub in a position that is close to where it would be with the wheels/car on the ground.

Good Luck

Jayare
 
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