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Old 03-05-2003, 11:42 PM
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Rear syspension Rubber on W107

What are the typical items to be replaced on a 450SL, in the rear suspension? I've replaced the shocks, front lower-control arm bushings, front ball joints, and front subframe mounts. I'm not really having any symptoms but more preventative and to improve the ride.

Also, what should I look for with wheel bearings as far as replacements?

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Old 03-06-2003, 11:38 AM
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Rear rubber too.

Rear sub frame bushings and differential mount. Do 'em together. Regarding wheel bearings, unless the races are scored, just clean, repack, "torque" and check for runout. The procedure is in the manual.
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Old 03-06-2003, 09:54 PM
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I'm tracking with you except for runout... what is this?
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Old 03-07-2003, 05:59 PM
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Axial Runout

I don't have it with me but I recall that you need a dial indicator to check axial runout. You point the indicator at thehub and check for what would be a wobble. I will check the procedure in the CD and post back with a specific answer.
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Old 03-08-2003, 04:08 PM
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Not runout but preload.

At the risk of being archived as an idiot I have left the thread intact. I misstated. My head should be examined and my posts marked as suspect. I should have said “end play”, I was preparing to inspect and repack the front wheel bearings when I do the front brakes this spring and I flipped through the procedure for “Adjustment of wheel bearing end play”. It requires a dial indicator and I loosely associated it with checking for runout.

Reviewing the procedure, and for the archives,
Wheel Bearing End Play: 0.01-0.02 mm
Into the wheel cap, 20 g. of high temp grease, (Clean, don’t mix w/ conventional.)
Hex socket screw of clamping nut: 20 nm.
Special tools: Remover and Installer of wheel cap. I can’t imagine you really need this. I was going to pry it off. If you know, anyone, please reply.
And there is the “Holder for the gage” and calls for the conventional gage, or dial indicator.

If you need further info on this I will find a way to get the whole procedure.
Sorry if there was any confusion.
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