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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Rear Shock Replacement Guide

Is your Mercedes-Benz Sprinter unstable when driving at highway speeds, and the tires are bouncing excessively? Learn how to fix the problem by replacing the shocks of your vehicle.

Changing the Sprinter shocks is easy and can be completed without jacking up the van. Each shock takes about forty-five minutes to replace. This applies to Mercedes, Dodge, Freightliner Sprinter Cargo, and Passenger vans.

What you will need

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  • Sprinter Rear Shocks
  • 3/8″ Ratchet
  • 18mm socket
  • 21mm socket
  • 12″ 3/8 Extension
  • Torque Wrench

Procedure

  1. Park the sprinter on level ground. Set the parking brakes and move the shifter to park.park sprinter get ready to change rear shocks
  2. Remove the rear wheel. Secure the vehicle with jack stands. It is possible to replace the rear shocks on a sprinter without taking off the wheel.change sprinter rear shocks
  3. Remove the 21mm bolt at the top. Next, remove the 18mm bolt at the bottom. You will need to counter-hold the bolt while removing the nut.remove sprinter rear shock
  4. Remove the rear shock from the van by pulling it downward.install sprinter van
  5. Install the new Sprinter rear shock.Mercedes Sprinter Van Shock Installed
  6. Install top and bottom bolts. Torque bolts to specification.new sprinter shocks installed

Torque Specs

  • Upper bolt torque = 80 ft-lbs / 108 N.m
  • Lower shock bolt = 60 ft-lbs /81 N.m

How often should I change the shocks on a Sprinter?

Typically you want to change your Sprinter shocks every 60k-80k miles. If you do a lot of city driving, you may have to change your shocks more often.

How do I know my Sprinter needs new shocks?

Symptoms that your Sprinter shocks are due for replacement are the VAN is not stable on the highway.

We hope you find the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Rear Shock Replacement Guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Mercedes-Benz Sprinter.

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