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Old 02-18-2007, 07:15 PM
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Electrons can do anything
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Houston, Texas
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I have done 4 bearings on my 126's. No big deal at all. I made my own special wrench for this slotted nut. I started with a 1 9/16" socket and did a little grinding to fit the nut. It took all of an hour using a small air driven abasive cut-off wheel. The rest is simple and straight forward. Red560sl, it sounds like you have a well stocked tool box and this task should not be too difficult for you. I have a lift so things were easy to get at. It does take some torque to tighten the nut and I used a long "torgue amplifier" if you know what I mean. I used a "air hammer" to remove and install the races. Easy.

Here is a photo of my handiwork.
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Rear Wheel Bearings 87' 560SL-p2181168.jpg   Rear Wheel Bearings 87' 560SL-p2181169.jpg  
I got too many cars!! Insurance eats me alive. Dave

78 Corvette Stingray - 3k
82 242 Turbo Volvo - Manual - 270k
86 300e 5 speed manual - 210k
87 420sel - 240k
89 560sl - 78k
91 420sel - 205k
91 560sel - 85k
94 GMC Suburban - 90k
97 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail - 25k
00 GMC Silverado 1 ton 30k

Last edited by whunter; 01-12-2011 at 06:50 PM. Reason: attached pictures
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