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Old 01-19-2017, 10:42 PM
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rear bearing fail

How common is the rear bearing to fail? I think it prematurely failed only have 60k miles on my beast. How difficult is it to replace? Where can i find one at a reasonable price? I'm mechanically inclined so I think I can tackle this project since i'm about to work on my rear end. Is there a DIY somewhere. Looked around the forum and Web but no luck for our platform.
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What leads you to the rear bearing conclusion?
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Old 01-19-2017, 11:20 PM
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StarvingArtist is the only one I know of that has done this removal and re-install and written about doing it. Search for it.
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Old 01-20-2017, 10:32 AM
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well Hotsauce55, originally I thought it was my brakes, so I took the brakes apart and removed caliper as well to rule out brakes. as I spin the hub you hear the grinding like bearings are shot. drive shat seems in tacked so I ruled that out as well.
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I asked because the differential can make a similar noise - I had to replace mine
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Ahh you are talking about wheel bearing. I assumed you were talking about the supercharger bearings.
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I believe the seal failed cause there was some rust where the drive shaft slide in the spindle. So anyone have any DIY or a source where I can purchase this?
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so just to make sure have the brakes off and then loosen the adjustment for the hand brake. thats my guess
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Ahh you are talking about wheel bearing. I assumed you were talking about the supercharger bearings.
same here.......I immediately looked at the mod list in his signature then had a minor panic attack
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Mercedes Benz Workshop Manuals > E 500 4MATIC Wagon (211.283) V8-5.0L (113.969) (2004) > Steering and Suspension > Suspension > Rear Knuckle > Component Information > Service and Repair > AR35.20-P-0115T Remove/Install Wheel Carrier


http://workshop-manuals.com/mercedes...wheel_carrier/
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Ahh you are talking about wheel bearing. I assumed you were talking about the supercharger bearings.
Yep LOL. Just about to link him to a set of bearings on Ebay !!!!
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Thanks BoostedAero, this helps. Just need to find where I can purchase the wheel bearing.
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