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Old 06-19-2012, 01:36 AM
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Worn Out Hub?

I had a cyclical noise on my 83 300sd coming from the front drivers side wheel. The brakes looked good, so I have been focusing on the wheel bearings.

On beginning to work on removing the inner race, I noticed that the race could spin free in the hub. It still had to be punched out, but when seated against the hub it was loose enough to rotate.

I cooled the new race in the freezer, and used the old one to pound it in. It went in too easy, just a few taps around. The new one not only rotates but wiggles. It got a little more snug when it warmed up, but it still spins and has some play.

I assume this means the hub has been ground out by the old race, and that I need to get a new/used hub. I figured before I did that, I'd check here to verify that this is abnormal, and that there wasn't some simple fix, that I was ignorant of.

Any Advice?
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Old 06-19-2012, 03:23 AM
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Abnormal. Some People have even had trouble tapping the Races out of the Hub due to them being tight.
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:17 PM
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Here is a pic of a hub.
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Old 07-31-2012, 01:54 PM
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I would say your Hub is now in the junk catagory.

If you have a PNP type yard, pull one off a wreck, I believe the 123 hubs are the same also.

You might luck out and find a set of (126) new Rotors to go along with the Hub. see new one`s every once in a while.

Note: Noticed you have a 83 126, the rotors to 85 would be the same. 86 to 91 they use a larger rotor, so would need to use a 15 inch or larger wheel. the Hubs should be the same.

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