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Mechanic noted today my '01 SLK 230 needed idler arm replacement in addition to the starter. (passed virginia emmissions!). He also noted that the engine ground strap was 75% corroded through. Had no problem finding quality parts except for the engine ground. So I'm joining here to collect what information I can and remanufacture one from parts at the local hardware, and document a specification for the part and an installation procedure.
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A brief guide to the forum and how to get the best from it:
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There's a link to R170/171/172's do it yourself threads under the pic below.

Some useful tips in this section for new and prospective owners.
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https://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/
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