1984 Mercedes 500 SEL Euro. The wheel hub on one of the rear wheels
has stripped lug bolt threads. I want to replace this part now, but I
dont know how to remove it. I know that there is a bolt in the center,
and I have removed it and tried as hard as possible to pull it out,
but no luck. Is there something that Im missing? Any help or advice
would be great. Thanks alot.
You will need to replace the rear wheel bearings....
Not a do-it-in-your-driveway repair.
The 13mm bolt you removed from the center only holds the axle shaft in.
The special tools and a press are needed.
Here is the tool for the inner nut:
I cannot find anyone offering the hub holding tool.
Go here: http://www.importeccatalog.com /
and enter K8020-29480 in the search box for the rear bearing kit.
The wheel hub is very difficult to replace (as explained by Karl). Try
to replace it WITH the carrier instead. That is, the hub, bearing, and
the housing all together. Find a good used one from a recycler.
It is still lots of steps to do, but working on the links/arms is much
more possible than working on the bearing for DIYers.
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