So the s210 is looking a bit low at the front
A few people have commented and upon exploring this I found out why
Both springs snapped so best I get on and replace them
The following pictures are a mix of both sides, Also I changed the steering track rod ends and lower ball joints for peace of mind.
Jack the front of the vehicle up and use an axle stand under the chassis. as I had 2 trolley jacks I left this one in place as well for added safety, very much over kill but saved moving it, just transferred the weight to the stand. At this point remove the securing bolts for the antiroll bar mounts that attach it to the chassis. Mine were stuck fast with very rusty heads so I used an irwins socket set and replaced the bolts.
Release the track rod from the hub using a suitable tool, I pressed one out with a screw type separator but the other had split rubbers so I just left the nut on a few turns and hammered it out. I replaced both of these and will have to get the tracking done.
The ball joint where also pretty shot so I removed them also so I could replace. You can just release the upper ball joint if you don’t want to remove the lower one. You need to be able to swing the wishbone down so either will do. To release the bottom ball joint first undo the top nut then release the joint from the taper. I used a hammer onto the wishbone control arm just near where the thread goes through.
Then loosen the lower bolt just to the right of the jack. I used a hammer on the hub right near where the thread goes through and it popped. You can then remove the lower ball joint.
Using a spring compressor of type that fits inside the spring, compress the spring then place a jack under the lower arm and raise it up slightly. We found our spring would spin as it got a bit looser so by raising the arm it aided compressing the spring.
Undo and remove the bolt from the damper then lower the jack so the wishbone drops
The spring is then able to be removed. we put the bolt back into the damper so we didn’t lose it.
I had actually replaced the ball joint on this side a couple of days before as was waiting for springs to arrive. was a right pig to get out too. The other side was much easier. On this side we did just remove the upper ball joint.
To refit the spring just use the compressor to get the spring to a suitable size to fit back inside the cup and then line the lower part into the grove on the wishbone. Use the jack to raise the lower arm until you can line up the damper with the wishbone and push the bolt through them both and secure. Lower the jack and remove the spring compressor from the spring
If you are replacing the ball joint fit the upper bolt to the wishbone first then manoeuvre the hub into position and get the lower bolt through it.
The upper bolt may spin with the nut as you tighten it but just place a jack under the ball joint and apply pressure.
As I said some photos are not in order and purely to show components