Sure!  But I don't have it yet...  I will probably order them all next week
sometime.

Kyle

On Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 11:03 AM, MG via Mercedes <mercedes@okiebenz.com>
wrote:

> I may have to borrow that tool from you. I just got the kits for the rear
> axle bearings.
>
> Manfred
>
> Kyle Arola via Mercedes 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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