W210 Rear shocks

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I am going to change the rear shocks on my e220 cdi, saloon (234,000 miles), its not that the car has gone bouncy but it takes very little to push down the back end and I feel that given the milage that they could do with a change any way.
The car also feels a bit giddy in windy conditions, all the drop links and ARB bushes have been done and the shocks being weak seems to be the only logical thing left to me, if any of you know any different please let me know.
Is there any tricks of the trade to changing these shocks, where are the top mountings located etc.
 
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Thanks a mill Television

Job done, will let you know if it cures the giddy back end:lol:
 

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The car also feels a bit giddy in windy conditions, all the drop links and ARB bushes have been done and the shocks being weak seems to be the only logical thing left to me, if any of you know any different please let me know.

Rear subframe mounts perish & allow the whole rear end to move sideways. I bet the front two mounts are shot. Remove the rear wheels to see properly.
 

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As above, my old 210 ahd these done. accelerate away, then take your foot off the power sharply. If there is a clunk from the back chances are the subframe mounts are gone.
 

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Rear subframe mounts perish & allow the whole rear end to move sideways. I bet the front two mounts are shot. Remove the rear wheels to see properly.

Yes as rpe2 as well, just a few months back we had loads of post where the rear subframe mounts were causing this fault
 
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Thanks for the advise lads, checked all the back end and all seems fine and now the shocks are fitted the car feels alot better in windy conditions.
Like s__t to a blanket, as they say
 


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