Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: How long does it take to replace the control arm assembly in a Mercedes-Benz S 500?

asked by on

About three months ago I hit a large pothole (drivers side) I did major damage to my suspension. I own a 2000 Mercedes S500. I have already had the air ride system and compressor looked at, but I am still experience some rough riding and some labored steering. Should I get the control alarm assembly looked at? About how long does that repair take and how much should it cost. (Fair price, dealership wanted 1500.00 to do the ball joints and pack the bearings. That's without replacing the control arm bushings) ouch! Help!

My car has 169000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. The time for removing and replacing a control arm on a 2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 ranges between 4 to 6 hours depending on the persons experience and if the parts come off easy or not. If you need further assistance with the control arm replacement, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  • Home
  • Questions
  • How long does it take to replace the control arm assembly in a Mercedes-Benz S 500?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: The pulley is making a rattling, ding ding ding sound occasionally when I'm driving, how do I fix this?

Hello: In most cases, this sound is an indication of a loose pulley; which might be caused by worn out center bearings or misalignment. The best way to attempt to fix this is remove the belts, then try to wiggle...

Q: How much to replace the two rear suspension coils?

Billing question was sent to CS for the cost of repairing / replacing the rear suspension coils on a 2006 Mercedes-Benz E350.

Q: Is the lower ball joint on the driver's side fixed as one part with suspension arm or detachable?

Hello. The ball joint is available separately, and as part of the control arm assembly as you note. Although it can be purchased separately, removing it and replacing it into the control arm requires heavy duty presses and tooling (great...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...