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robertd

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front axle spindle
« on: 13 January 2022, 03:52 PM »
Question for the brains trust.

Are the front axle spindles interchangeable on the 116/123/126 series.

some ebay sellers are indicating that they are interchangeable.

any information would be appreciated.

thanks
 

116   1978 450SEL 6.9 #  4848
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 5884
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 6225  SOLD
116   1978 450SEL  6.9 # 5128  SOLD
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 5884  SOLD
116   1974 450SEL  DJet

johnnyw116

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Re: front axle spindle
« Reply #2 on: 14 January 2022, 04:59 AM »
Yes, I believe they are interchangeable to some degree (for some models). But several exceptions e.g. I know the 450 SEL 6.9 has a reinforced steering knuckle compared to 450 SEL.
1975-mod W116 450 SE with 6.9 engine

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Re: front axle spindle
« Reply #3 on: 14 January 2022, 01:50 PM »
Yes Johnny,  that's it the steering knuckle

Thank you Jan S,  they do look the same.

I'm removing one from a W126 500SE parts car,  I'll do some comparison photos.

cheers
Robert
116   1978 450SEL 6.9 #  4848
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 5884
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 6225  SOLD
116   1978 450SEL  6.9 # 5128  SOLD
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 5884  SOLD
116   1974 450SEL  DJet

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Re: front axle spindle
« Reply #4 on: 14 January 2022, 04:15 PM »
Also be aware that later models had provision for ABS sensor.
Daniel
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Re: front axle spindle
« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 07:19 AM »
full hydrolic suspension W126 have reinforced steering knuckle's too but most likely the most of them are equipped with ABS
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Re: front axle spindle
« Reply #6 on: Today at 05:51 PM »
ok thanks again
116   1978 450SEL 6.9 #  4848
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 5884
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 6225  SOLD
116   1978 450SEL  6.9 # 5128  SOLD
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 5884  SOLD
116   1974 450SEL  DJet

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Re: front axle spindle
« Reply #7 on: Today at 09:03 PM »
They are basically interchangeable, except that the versions are

1 standard with no abs for 123, 116, 126

2 standard with abs for non hydro 116 and 126

3 high strength with no abs for 6.9

4 high strength with abs for full hydro 126 and 6.9 with abs.  I have an abs 6.9

'76 6.9 Euro, '78 6.9 AMG, '80 280SE, '74 350SE, '82 500SEL euro full hydro, '83 500SEL euro full hydro , '81 500SL