Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
MERCEDES-BENZ CLS Shooting Brake (X218) CLS 350 (218.959), MERCEDES-BENZ CLS Shooting Brake (X218) CLS 500 (218.973), MERCEDES-BENZ CLS Shooting Brake (X218) CLS 63 AMG (218.974), MERCEDES-BENZ CLS Shooting Brake (X218) CLS 250 CDI / BlueTEC / d (218.903, 218.904), MERCEDES-BENZ CLS Shooting Brake (X218) CLS 350 CDI / d (218.923), MERCEDES-BENZ CLS Shooting Brake (X218) CLS 63 AMG (218.974), MERCEDES-BENZ CLS Shooting Brake (X218) CLS 63 AMG (218.975), MERCEDES-BENZ CLS Shooting Brake (X218) CLS 220 BlueTEC / d (218.901), MERCEDES-BENZ CLS Shooting Brake (X218) CLS 220 BlueTEC / d (218.901), MERCEDES-BENZ CLS Shooting Brake (X218) CLS 220 BlueTEC / d (218.901), MERCEDES-BENZ CLS Shooting Brake (X218) CLS 350 BlueTEC / d (218.926), MERCEDES-BENZ CLS Shooting Brake (X218) CLS 400 (218.965), MERCEDES-BENZ CLS Shooting Brake (X218) CLS 400 (218.961) View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

This video shows the replacement procedure of a similar car part on another vehicle

Tools
Replacement: wheel bearing – MERCEDES-BENZ CLS Shooting Brake (X218). List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
Nylon cleaning brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
All-purpose cleaning spray
Copper grease
Multipurpose grease
Torque wrench
Combination spanner #17
Combination spanner #32
HEX bit No.H5
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 21
Torx bit T30
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Tap wrench
Impact screwdriver
Bush and bearing driver set
Brake caliper wind back tool
Hammer
Rubber mallet
Round-nose pliers
Crow bar
3-Arm Gear Puller
Wheel chock
Replacement: wheel bearing – MERCEDES-BENZ CLS Shooting Brake (X218). Tip from AUTODOC experts:
  • Do not re-use the bearing assembly of your MERCEDES-BENZ CLS Shooting Brake (X218) car.
  • The wheel hub bearing replacement procedure is identical for both wheels on the same axle.
  • Please note: all work on the car – MERCEDES-BENZ CLS Shooting Brake (X218) – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
    Open the bonnet.
    Step 2
    Connect the service equipment and switch the SBC system to service mode.
    Please note!
    Some vehicles may not have the SBC system.
    Step 3
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    Unscrew the brake fluid reservoir cap.
  2. Step 4
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
    Step 5
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  3. Step 6
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 7
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. MERCEDES-BENZ CLS Shooting Brake (X218)
  4. Step 8
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    Remove the wheel.
  5. Step 9
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    Detach the connector of the brake pad wear sensor. Use round-nose pliers.
  6. Step 10
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    Spread the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
  7. Step 11
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    Clean the brake caliper fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  8. Step 12
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    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening. Use a combination spanner #17. Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
  9. Step 13
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    Remove the brake caliper.
    Replacement: wheel bearing – MERCEDES-BENZ CLS Shooting Brake (X218). Tip:
    Tie the caliper to the suspension or to the body with a wire without disconnecting from the brake hose to prevent depressurization of the brake system.Make sure that the brake caliper is not hanging on the brake hose.Don't press the brake pedal after the brake caliper has been removed. As a result, the piston can fall out from the brake cylinder, and brake fluid leakage and depressurization of the system may occur. Check the brake caliper bracket, brake caliper guide pins and boots. Clean them. Replace, if necessary.
  10. Step 14
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    Treat the brake caliper piston. Use a nylon cleaning brush. Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: wheel bearing – MERCEDES-BENZ CLS Shooting Brake (X218). After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  11. Step 15
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    Install the brake caliper wind back tool.
  12. Step 16
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    Remove the brake pads.
  13. Step 17
    Disconnect the brake pads wear sensor.
    Step 18
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    Clean the brake caliper bracket fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  14. Step 19
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    Unscrew the caliper bracket fastening. Use a drive socket #21. Use a tap wrench. Use a ratchet wrench.
  15. Step 20
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    Remove the caliper bracket.
  16. Step 21
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    Clean the brake disc fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  17. Step 22
    How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ CLS Shooting Brake (X218) CLS 350 CDI / d 4-matic (218.993) 2013 Wheel Bearing - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Unscrew the brake disc fastening. Use Torx T30. Use an impact screwdriver.
  18. Step 23
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    Remove the brake disc.
  19. Step 24
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    Remove the wheel hub nut cap. Use a crowbar. Use a hammer.
    Replacement: wheel bearing – MERCEDES-BENZ CLS Shooting Brake (X218). Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    In some cars, the wheel hub nut is not protected with a cap.
  20. Step 25
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    Loosen the wheel hub fastening nut screw. Use HEX No.H5. Use a ratchet wrench.
  21. Step 26
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    Unscrew the hub nut.
  22. Step 27
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    Remove the fastening nut.
  23. Step 28
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    Remove the hub and the bearing together, since they are a sealed unit.
  24. Step 29
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    Clean the wheel hub mounting seat. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  25. Step 30
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    Remove the wheel hub bearing.
  26. Step 31
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    Remove the old O-ring. Use a crowbar.
  27. Step 32
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    Remove the wheel hub bearing.
  28. Step 33
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    Clean the hub bearing mounting seat.
  29. Step 34
    Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Mercedes X218 2013 CLS 350 3.5 (218.959) Wheel Bearing
    Pull the bearing inner race out of the wheel hub. Use a bush and bearing driver set.
  30. Step 35
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    Pull the bearing inner race out of the wheel hub. Use 3-Arm Gear Puller. Use a bush and bearing driver set.
  31. Step 36
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    Clean the hub. Use a wire brush. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  32. Step 37
    How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ CLS Shooting Brake (X218) CLS 350 CDI / d 4-matic (218.993) 2013 Wheel Bearing - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Treat the mounting seat of the bearing assembly. Use a multipurpose grease.
  33. Step 38
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    Install the inner race of the wheel bearing into the hub. Use a bush and bearing driver set.
  34. Step 39
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    Install the inner race of the wheel bearing into the hub. Use a bush and bearing driver set.
  35. Step 40
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    Treat the mounting seat of the bearing assembly. Use a multipurpose grease.
  36. Step 41
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    Install a new wheel hub bearing.
  37. Step 42
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    Treat the mounting seat of the bearing assembly. Use a multipurpose grease.
  38. Step 43
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    Install the new O-ring. Use a bush and bearing driver set.
  39. Step 44
    Changing of Wheel Bearing on Mercedes X218 2014 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Treat the mounting seat of the bearing assembly. Use a multipurpose grease.
  40. Step 45
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    Install a new wheel hub bearing.
  41. Step 46
    Replacing Wheel Bearing on Mercedes X218 2016 CLS 350 CDI / d 4-matic (218.993) by yourself
    Treat the mounting seat of the bearing assembly. Use a multipurpose grease.
  42. Step 47
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    Install the new wheel hub together with the bearing.
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