Mercedes Benz Shock Absorber Replacement

Learn how to replace Mercedes B Class rear shock absorbers with our comprehensive video tutorial. The video outlines the correct fitment of the shock absorbers and mounting kits. Please note that Mercedes Benz shock absorber replacement and maintenance depends on the year of the vehicle.

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Mercedes Benz Shock Replacement Tools

Make sure you have the following car maintenance tools at your disposal:


  1. Raise the vehicle using a transmission jack lift
  2. Remove the boot lining
  3. Unscrew the upper fastener of the shock absorber
  4. Remove the old shock absorber from the wheel arch
  5. Set up the new shock absorber
  6. Place the new shock absorber in the wheel arch
  7. Re-fit the wheel and lower the vehicle
  8. Re-install the mounting cap and upper fastener

Master Each Step With Our Mercedes Benz Shock Replacement Video

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to replace shocks on a Mercedes?

Replacing Mercedes B Class shocks typically costs R800 and R2500 with KYB products. The total cost depends on fees set by the supplier and installers.

Do Mercedes have struts or shocks?

Mercedes vehicles have both struts and shocks. Shocks are an individual component of the suspension system while struts from part of the chassis and suspension. Both parts enable you to smoothly control the vehicle and brake with ease.

Also read…

Common fitting tips

Front or back, and no matter the vehicle, make sure you follow these installation tips.

Suspension: an overview

The ins and outs of vehicle suspension, and the signs of worn shock absorbers.

Common failure reasons

Learn more about the common causes of shock absorber failure and how to address them.

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