My lower control arm bushings are cracked but the lower ball joint bushing shows little wear as well as the upper control arm bushings and upper ball joint. My 2000 E-430 has 117,000 miles and I've never replaced these items. How many hours should it take if I did it myself and are there any special tools I will have to have to compress the retainer springs? Also, how much should I be charged for replacing all 3 of the lower bushings on both sides?
Replacing lower control arm bushings and the lower ball joint bushing on 2000 Mercedes-Benz E430
by gofaster in Houston, TX on November 08, 2010
ANSWER by Johnny Mopar , November 08, 2010
Bushings , Mecerdes Part # 2103300475 $89.00ea. You will need a Special tool , Bushing extractor and installer to properly replace the bushings. and a Ball Joint remover/Installer. Under shop conditions, it would take about 9 hours to replace all of the front upper and lower control arm bushings and Ball Joints.. Here is a link to our estimator guide for pricing in your area;http://repairpal.com/estimator?car_type_id=2888