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Old 11-30-2000, 10:53 AM
P.E.Haiges P.E.Haiges is offline
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Replacing the front wheel bearings is a simple job and if you get the bearings, cones and seal at a Kaman Bearing type store, it shouldn't cost more than $25 instead of $200 at the dealer. There should be one (bearing store) in your area, see yellow pages.

There probably isn't a cotter pin in a locknut. MB uses a contracting locknut that is tightened on the threads by an Allen head screw, 8mm I think.

If you keep driving, the bearing could seize on the spindle and you will need a torch to get it off (happened to me).

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