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Old 12-23-2007, 07:56 AM
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About 15 miles from my destination, Something started grinding in the pass. side wheel area. I think a bearing may have gone out. Also some feeling of vertical movement side to side in the same area.

Anybody got a parts car in this area?
I am in Boyertown.
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Old 12-23-2007, 09:06 AM
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About 15 miles from my destination, Something started grinding in the pass. side wheel area. I think a bearing may have gone out. Also some feeling of vertical movement side to side in the same area.

Anybody got a parts car in this area?
I am in Boyertown.
If it is in fact the bearing, you'll want to replace with new, not used. From what I understand, it is quite an involved procedure. D.Morrison just did a write-up about it.
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Old 12-23-2007, 09:30 AM
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If it is in fact the bearing, you'll want to replace with new, not used. From what I understand, it is quite an involved procedure. D.Morrison just did a write-up about it.
Thats correct. New is the only way to go when it comes to bearings.

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Old 12-23-2007, 09:47 AM
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About 15 miles from my destination, Something started grinding in the pass. side wheel area. I think a bearing may have gone out. Also some feeling of vertical movement side to side in the same area.

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Jack;

Front or rear? The front wheel bearing isn't too hard to replace. The rear appears to be a different story after reading DMorrison's DIY. Good luck and Merry Christmas!

Is your wife still smiling?

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Old 12-23-2007, 11:40 AM
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well on the plus side, a toolbox probably won't help much with this kind of problem... more than likely you don't have even the 27mm wrench to change the front wheel bearing. (although, a large crecent wrench will work), I doubt you brought a drift punch, or allen wrench set...although they are easily purchased at any hardware store. and I find if totally hard to believe you have brought the tools to change a rear bearing.
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Old 12-23-2007, 05:45 PM
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Is your wife still smiling?
You bet......the woman is a saint. I haven't had a chance to jack it up and take a good look yet, I will do that in the morning. Hopefully it is not the bearing, Yes it is the rear. I am hoping for a cv joint or something else. Does anyone have the link to the rear bearing replacement just in case?

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Old 12-23-2007, 06:11 PM
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Don't think it!

You really don't even want to think about the rear wheel bearing. Pass to go, sell the car, take a bus home, it is that bad.
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Old 12-23-2007, 06:16 PM
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You really don't even want to think about the rear wheel bearing. Pass to go, sell the car, take a bus home, it is that bad.
I lost a rear wheel bearing a few years ago; dropped off car at shop, payed large bill, picked up car a few hours later.

Not the end of the world, but sort of a PITA.
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Old 12-23-2007, 07:34 PM
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I am hoping for a cv joint......
I was hoping that when I first read the thread.
I paid to have a rear wheel bearing replaced in the smoker, but that was early in my MB ownership. And then the guy left the inner grease seal off!! It slung grease all over the bottom of the car. Had to remove the axle shaft and install the missing pieces, but at least I didn't have to deal with the races.....
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Old 12-23-2007, 10:31 PM
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well this is my daily driver......I am not gonna sell/scrap it.
I have well gotten my money out of it and it has been dependable.
I will have it fixed, just don't know what I am fixing yet
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Old 12-24-2007, 12:00 AM
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Another choice.

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You bet......the woman is a saint. I haven't had a chance to jack it up and take a good look yet, I will do that in the morning. Hopefully it is not the bearing, Yes it is the rear. I am hoping for a cv joint or something else. Does anyone have the link to the rear bearing replacement just in case?

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There is another option if it is a rear wheel bearing. You could replace the complete rear trailing arm with a used one (mine came complete even had a good set of parking brake shoes and parking brake cable attatched). I had to replace an arm due to growing crack caused by it being rusted through (the PO of my car came from the east coast).
It is not a difficult job but you will need something to compress the rear spring other that that there is no special tools.

At the time (Aug, 07) the rear trailing arm was $125 and $13 to UPS it to me. I also paid tax as they are in Calif. The guy said the sends a lot of the to the east coast due to rust damage (both of mine were rusted through in some areas).
I bought one for each side but only have replaced only replaced one at this time. The bearing turned out to be OK. Here is the infor where I ordered from. Ounce I recieved the arm I was back on the road within 4 hours.

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Old 12-24-2007, 09:43 AM
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Had it apart for a good look today, definetly the rear inner wheel bearing.
Anyone have a hub tool in southeastern Pa that I can borrow?
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Old 12-24-2007, 11:44 AM
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You bet......the woman is a saint. Does anyone have the link to the rear bearing replacement just in case?

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Should we nominate your wife for sainthood?

Jack, here's DMorrison's link. http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/showthread.php?t=206875&highlight=replacing+rear+wheel+bearing
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http://www.peachparts.com/Wikka/W123RearWheelBearings

Good luck. Take lot's of pics for the rest of us.

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Old 12-24-2007, 12:12 PM
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Thanks for the link John, He did an excellent job on the write up.
I just need to find the socket and have the car ready to go by Sun.
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Old 12-26-2007, 12:25 PM
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Things seem to be under control. I found a local Indy that will be doing the job for me. He specializes in the the 123 and 126 and has about 30yrs experence. I felt very comfortable after talking to him. He also has a couple of parts cars in the event plan B (replace trailing arm) comes into play.

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