Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help

Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Tech Help

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-21-2003, 12:37 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Winchester, Virginia
Posts: 50
E Class Wheel Bearing

I recently repacked the front wheel bearings of my 95 E420 with 100K and was surprised the outer wheel bearing fit right up against the spindle "nut" - is this correct or should there be a star washer between the bearing & nut? Also, how to you know when that outer bearing is worn? I repacked because I thought I was hearing some noise at low speeds but now think it was due to my front tires being a very hard compound (NITO 460s). Finally, I snugged the bearing up by putting the allen wrench in the nut and turning until it stopped - the rotor turns fine and I did not feel any slack in moving the wheel & tire once back on.
Appreciate any pointers provided.
Cheers, Denny Argall
Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2003, 12:57 PM
HGV HGV is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 360
FOr what it is worth, my 87 300TD has the original bearings that I have never repacked and my car has 227K. I know I should repack, but my father-in-law who worked as an airline mechanic for 37 years said that wheel bearings go bad more often when played with than when left alone.

On your question about tightening for the nut, do a search for this and you will get some answers.

63 190d (sold)
69 220D (sold)
69 280SL (sold)
76 BMW 2002 (sold)
86 190E-16v(best 4 banger around) 195k
87 300SDL (sold)
87 300SDL 135k
87 300TD 280k (sold)
95 E320W 211k
95 E320w 111k
05 C320 4matic
06 E320 CDI 90k (Totaled by a texting 19 year old girl in a nissan)
2013 GLK 250 Bluetek 4MATIC
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:21 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page