Hey Robert, long time no post!

Good luck with that, I don't remember anything about the orientation when I
replaced those bushings on my '95.  I do remember that there is one or two
exhaust heat shields that you need to remove in order to get a good attack
angle for those bolts.

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Max
Charleston SC

On Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 8:04 PM, Robert Massmann via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> This weekend I will changing out the bushing on my steering idler arm.
> Reviewing the service manual, I thought that the bushing need to be
> installed in a certain orientation, because the bushing themselves have a
> red-band around one portion od the outer diameter. The instructions do not
> mention anything about orienting the bushing when I looked it over.
> Hopefully when I go to remove the old ones, I may see if the same marking
> is on the old ones.
>
> I will also be changing center rod, right steering link, and the steering
> dampener. Lower ball joints and left steering were replaced ( 2 – 3 ) years
> ago.
>
> Replacement is probably due, as the car now has 420,000 miles on it!
>
> Robert Massmann
> Oregonia, Ohio
> 1995 E300 420Kmiles
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