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Swing Axle Boot Replacement Tools
« on: July 13, 2020, 10:28:09 PM »
Goody, goody, gumdrop! I plan on replacing the rear axle boot on my roommate's 1965 W111 220S, and he got a great deal on these special genuine Mercedes swing axle boot replacement tools. One is boot staple pliers, part number 111-589-06-37-00, and the others are two spring compressors for removing the central compensating spring to access the boot, part number 111-589-00-31-00.

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Re: Swing Axle Boot Replacement Tools
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2020, 03:27:25 PM »
That is pretty cool that you got the proper tools! However, you don't need spring compressors to take that horizontal spring off the rear end, just put a block of wood on a jack under the end of the bracket as shown in green, undo the bolt circled, and let the bracket pivot about the remaining bolt. Installation is the reverse of this. (Hopefully i can figure out how to attach a picture).
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Re: Swing Axle Boot Replacement Tools
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2020, 03:36:07 PM »
Thanks for tip! The first time I did it, I just unbolted the bracket and let the spring shoot out. That was on a car I was parting out and I was excited to be getting $10 for the compensating spring... I also sold the complete wire harness for $50 and felt like maybe I was gouging the buyer. Wish I had it now.
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Re: Swing Axle Boot Replacement Tools
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2020, 05:42:04 PM »
I should have also said that you should have the rear up on jack stands so that the suspension is on full droop, then the spring will be at its least energetic state (i.e less compressed).
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Re: Swing Axle Boot Replacement Tools
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2020, 10:39:57 PM »
um, which car did you want a wire harness for exactly? -CTH

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Re: Swing Axle Boot Replacement Tools
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2020, 01:16:11 AM »
um, which car did you want a wire harness for exactly? -CTH

I need a wire harness for a 1966-1968 W111 sedan at some point. I'm going to be converting my 1967 W110 wagon into a W111 wagon, but the wire harness going to the headlights of the 1965 W111 donor body I have was cut, so I can't use the headlight portion of it anymore--and then I don't know if it would have worked out so well anyway, since they changed the style of connectors in 1966.
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