And my problem with "Good Used" is how do I know who manufactured it?  And
if I can tell it is a Mercedes axle, it may be on the way out already and I
could be doing this job twice...  That would really bum me out!

On Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 9:13 AM, Kyle Arola <kylearola1...@gmail.com> wrote:

> I have read that the rear bearings can be difficult/impossible for the
> home mechanic, but I will attempt them (after the special tool purchase)
> and see how far I get.  I would prefer to do the work myself as I don't
> trust most shops to care as much as I do, and my favorite mechanic has
> retired.... Bummer.
>
> Thanks!
> Kyle
>
> On Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 9:06 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>
>> Rear wheel bearings are a big job, fronts are simple.
>> Good used is your best bet, inspect the boot carefully, if its not torn
>> it'll last thousands of miles. A "quality" rebuilt is a difficult quantity,
>> what did they rebuild? I bet most of them are just a new boot and new
>> grease or new boot, new balls, new grease...
>> -Curt
>>
>>       From: Kyle Arola via Mercedes <mercedes@okiebenz.com>
>>  To: Mercedes Discussion List <mercedes@okiebenz.com>
>> Cc: Kyle Arola <kylearola1...@gmail.com>
>>  Sent: Friday, January 13, 2017 9:02 AM
>>  Subject: Re: [MBZ] Best Axle Choice
>>
>> The boots are fine.
>>
>> It is the CV joint where it enters the hub that is going bad.  Knocking on
>> left turns at speed currently from the right rear wheel area.  It is
>> fairly
>> easy to check the joint and I have done so and it needs a new one.  I did
>> pull the wheel off and checked the bearings and such and they appear fine,
>> tho I will most likely replace them as well just to be safe.  It is the CV
>> joint.  For sure.
>>
>> Since this is my daily driver I am not interested in putting crappy parts
>> on it.  I will get with a quality rebuilder and have a set done for me.
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>> Kyle
>>
>> On Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 8:36 AM, tyee165 via Mercedes <
>> mercedes@okiebenz.com
>> > wrote:
>>
>> > Isn't there a replacement boot Available? I recall a special tool to
>> > stretch it.
>> >
>> >
>> > Sent from my Galaxy TabĀ® A
>> > -------- Original message --------From: Meade Dillon via Mercedes <
>> > mercedes@okiebenz.com> Date: 2017-01-13  6:50 AM  (GMT-06:00) To:
>> > Mercedes Discussion List <mercedes@okiebenz.com> Cc: Meade Dillon <
>> > dillonm...@gmail.com> Subject: Re: [MBZ] Best Axle Choice
>> > Can you describe the knocking?  The classic failing-axle-knock can be
>> > varied by weaving back and forth at highway speed (assuming this is a
>> > steady noise, not intermittent).  When you weave to the right the car is
>> > loading up the left side axle, and so an increase in noise would
>> indicate
>> > the left side axle is going bad, so that would be the axle to change.
>> >
>> > If you simply are getting a knock due to irregularities in the road
>> > surface, that probably isn't the axle.
>> >
>> > I would always get a good used original axle over a "new" or rebuild,
>> > unless it was from the MB dealer.  Everything else has a pretty crappy
>> > reputation.  As long as the boots don't fail, the original axles usually
>> > last hundreds and hundreds of thousands of miles.
>> >
>> > -------------
>> > Max
>> > Charleston SC
>> >
>> > On Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 7:44 AM, Kyle Arola via Mercedes <
>> > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > > 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.
>> > >
>> > >
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