Got a friend with a leaky output flange on the rear differential on
his C220 CDI.
Can anyone give guidance on how to change this as we don't have a
I do have the electronic parts catalogue, which helpfully shows a
breakdown of the parts.
It looks to me that the output drive flange is held through the
bearing by a circlip inside the planet gear within the diff.
If this is removed (having removed the diff rear access plate), will
the drive flange pull out of the bearing (how easy/hard is that?). It
seems that once the drive flange is removed, the shaft seal will be
easy to replace and can be simply prized out.
Am I close to how it comes to pieces or are there any hints/tips to
make this job as easy as possible.