I promise I am not just replacing just to replace them... hahaha! The
right side of the car is beginning to knock a bit and I pulled the wheel
off yesterday to verify that is what is making the noise.
The right side is a 2 piece and I noticed that I could not easily google
one that was.... Hence my question. I would prefer new as a used axle may
fail anytime and I dont want to make a habit of this. At least with new I
feel that I have a fighting chance. I think Advance Auto has one with a
lifetime warranty on it. Pretty good deal if you plan on driving a million
On Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 7:34 AM, Meade Dillon via Mercedes <
> Why are you replacing them? Unless the boots are leaking, or there is some
> other indication that they are failing, I would not replace them. The
> chinee axles have a terrible reputation, although some say the quality has
> improved in recent years.
> If a boot has failed or they are making noise, then the best choice is a
> good used original MB axle. That is what I have done in the past.
> There are two types: Homokinetic (single piece axle) and Can-annular (two
> piece axle). Later axles are usually the two piece, so that is probably
> what you have on your car. Two piece are easier to change (you don't have
> to open up the differential). It is permissible to mix/match the sides,
> putting a two-piece on one side of the car and single-piece on the other
> Charleston SC
> On Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 7:00 AM, Kyle Arola via Mercedes <
> firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Going to replace the axles on Bella, the 1985 Wagon.
> > I see the average price is right around $95-$130. Chinese parts.
> > MB part is over $500.
> > What to do?????
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