Mercedes Coil Spring Removal: Doing it Safely

Nov 12, 2018


Welcome to Grafco Electric, your trusted source of information on Mercedes coil spring removal. If you are considering removing the coil spring from your Mercedes vehicle, it is crucial to do it safely and with the right tools. In this comprehensive guide, we will walk you through the necessary steps to ensure a successful coil spring removal process.

Tools and Equipment

Before starting the removal process, it's important to gather the necessary tools and equipment. Here is a list of items you will need:

  • Spring compressor tool
  • Socket set
  • Torque wrench
  • Jack
  • Jack stands
  • Protective gloves and eyewear

Step by Step Guide

Step 1: Preparation

Begin by ensuring that your Mercedes vehicle is parked on a level surface. Turn off the engine and engage the parking brake. Put on your protective gloves and eyewear before proceeding.

Step 2: Safely Lift the Vehicle

Using a jack, lift the front of the vehicle until the wheels are off the ground. Place jack stands under the vehicle to provide additional support and prevent it from falling. Safety should always be a top priority during any automotive procedure.

Step 3: Remove the Wheel

Using a socket wrench, loosen the lug nuts on the wheel where you want to remove the coil spring. Once loosened, remove the lug nuts and take off the wheel.

Step 4: Support the Suspension

Underneath the vehicle, locate the suspension arm or control arm that connects to the coil spring. Place a jack beneath the arm to provide support. This will help prevent the suspension from dropping too far once the coil spring is removed.

Step 5: Compress the Coil Spring

Use a spring compressor tool to compress the coil spring. This will release the tension and allow for safe removal. Ensure that the compressor tool is securely attached to the coil spring before proceeding.

Step 6: Remove the Retaining Hardware

With the coil spring compressed, carefully remove any retaining hardware or components that are securing the spring in place. This may include bolts, clips, or retaining plates. Take note of their positions for reassembly.

Step 7: Replace the Coil Spring

Once the retaining hardware is removed, gently release the tension on the spring compressor tool, allowing the coil spring to expand. Remove the spring compressor tool and extract the old coil spring.

Step 8: Installation of New Coil Spring

If you are replacing the old coil spring with a new one, ensure it is the correct size and specifications for your Mercedes vehicle. Carefully align the new spring and place it back into position.

Step 9: Reassemble and Test

Reinstall the retaining hardware in the correct positions. Use a torque wrench to tighten the bolts to the manufacturer's specified torque settings. Once everything is securely in place, mount the wheel back onto the vehicle and tighten the lug nuts.

Step 10: Lower the Vehicle

Safely lower the vehicle from the jack stands using the jack. Remove the stands and ensure the vehicle is stable on the ground. Double-check that all components are secure before test-driving your Mercedes.


Congratulations on successfully removing the coil spring from your Mercedes vehicle! At Grafco Electric, we understand the importance of proper coil spring removal techniques to ensure a safe and efficient process. Remember to always prioritize safety, follow the manufacturer's guidelines, and use the right tools for the job. If you have any questions or need further assistance, don't hesitate to reach out to our team of experts.

Get Professional Assistance at Grafco Electric

If you prefer to have a professional handle the coil spring removal process for your Mercedes vehicle, Grafco Electric is here to help. Our experienced technicians have the knowledge and expertise to safely and effectively handle all your suspension needs. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or learn more about our services.