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Old 07-16-2019, 08:24 PM   #1
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Default Sprinter w903 / t1n 4x4 lower control arms (A arms )

Hello fellow Mercedes people , Im hoping a more experienced sprinter technician can advise me on a few things. Firstly I have a sprinter 2006 w903 4x4 allrad . The problem is drivers side front wheel looks and is physically more further back than the passenger . I heard on the grapevine thereís different kinds of Lower control arms that can cause this issue . Has anyone got the part number for the control arm that gets your wheel as far forward as poss ? Iíve put some new wheels and tires on it and itís catching a little . Any advice welcome . Thank you
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Old 07-16-2019, 08:29 PM   #2
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Default Re: Sprinter w903 / t1n lower control arms (A arms )

Another possibility is that your front sub-frame has moved back on one side. Measure from the front of the sub-frame to the reference holes in the chassis to check position. I believe there have been posts in the Australian sub-section detailing this.

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Old 07-16-2019, 08:33 PM   #3
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This was a concern of mine but I’ve seen a few vans stripped down and I don’t remember there being any adjustment in the holes that the subframe bolts go through . Il have a look in morning of s van with no subframe and post a pic . Can you all see the pic ? Just a bit of eye candy for you , il head over the the Australian side then ! Cheers Keith

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Trying to upload some pictures of the sub frame holes
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Old 07-17-2019, 03:08 PM   #5
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Ok guys been looking at a few control arms . I was comparing the measurement from the leading edge to the front of the ball joint housing . And the part numbers . All the ones I measured seem to be exactly the same disputes having differed endings to the part numbers . Still in the dark really .

Part numbers of 2wd vans : Control arms

90400 sg1
90400 sgg
90400 sgv
90400 sga

Part number from both my vans control arms are 90400 SGX
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Old 07-17-2019, 03:11 PM   #6
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Hereís a picture to look at
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Old 07-17-2019, 03:52 PM   #7
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These pics show the side in question
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Old 07-17-2019, 06:24 PM   #8
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Read this thread from post #4... https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=17642

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Thanks Keith il have a good read of that now . I did get under the van with a tape measure and the side in question is 3/4mm further back . The other side of the subframe has had a little knock so it’s weird that it’s this side pushed back .
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This is the DIY thread for front cross member alignment...
https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=18665
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