Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
MERCEDES-BENZ SLK (R170) 32 AMG Kompressor (170.466), MERCEDES-BENZ SLK (R170) 320 (170.465), MERCEDES-BENZ SLK (R170) 230 Kompressor (170.449), MERCEDES-BENZ SLK (R170) 200 Kompressor (170.444), MERCEDES-BENZ SLK (R170) 200 Kompressor (170.445), MERCEDES-BENZ SLK (R170) 230 Kompressor (170.447), MERCEDES-BENZ SLK (R170) 200 (170.435) View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Tools
Replacement: wheel bearing – MERCEDES-BENZ SLK (R170). List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
All-purpose cleaning spray
Copper grease
Multipurpose grease
Torque wrench
Combination spanner #32
HEX bit No.H5
Drive socket # 12
Drive socket # E12
Drive socket # 18
Torx bit T30
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Tap wrench
Impact screwdriver
Crow bar
Round-nose pliers
Bush and bearing driver set
Hammer
Rubber mallet
Vice
3-Arm Gear Puller
Telescoping magnet
Wheel chock
Replacement: wheel bearing – MERCEDES-BENZ SLK (R170). AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • Do not re-use the bearing assembly of your MERCEDES-BENZ SLK (R170) car.
  • The wheel hub bearing replacement procedure is identical for both wheels on the same axle.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: wheel bearing – MERCEDES-BENZ SLK (R170). Use the following procedure:
  1. Step 1
    How to change Wheel Bearing on Mercedes SLK R170 1996 - free PDF and video manuals
    Open the bonnet. Unscrew the brake fluid reservoir cap.
  2. Step 2
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
    Step 3
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  3. Step 4
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 5
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. MERCEDES-BENZ SLK (R170)
  4. Step 6
    Changing Wheel Bearing on MERCEDES-BENZ SLK (R170) 230 2.3 Kompressor (170.449) 1999 by yourself
    Remove the wheel.
  5. Step 7
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    Detach the connector of the brake pad wear sensor. Use round-nose pliers.
  6. Step 8
    How to replace Wheel Bearing on MERCEDES-BENZ SLK (R170) 2001: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Clean the brake caliper fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  7. Step 9
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    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening. Use a drive socket #12. Use a ratchet wrench.
  8. Step 10
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    Spread the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
  9. Step 11
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    Remove the brake caliper.
    Replacement: wheel bearing – MERCEDES-BENZ SLK (R170). Professionals recommend:
    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 12
    MERCEDES-BENZ SLK 230 2.3 (170.449) Wheel Bearing replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Remove the brake pads.
  11. Step 13
    Replacing Wheel Bearing on Mercedes SLK R170 1997 230 2.3 Kompressor (170.447) by yourself
    Clean the brake caliper bracket fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  12. Step 14
    SLK (R170) 320 3.2 (170.465) 1998 Wheel Bearing DIY replacement workshop manual
    Unscrew the caliper bracket fastening. Use a drive socket #18. Use a tap wrench. Use a ratchet wrench.
  13. Step 15
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    Remove the caliper bracket.
  14. Step 16
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    Clean the brake disc fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  15. Step 17
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    Unscrew the brake disc fastening. Use Torx T30. Use an impact screwdriver.
  16. Step 18
    How to change Wheel Bearing on Mercedes SLK R170 1996 - free PDF and video manuals
    Remove the brake disc.
  17. Step 19
    How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ SLK (R170) 230 2.3 Kompressor (170.447) 1997 Wheel Bearing - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Remove the wheel hub nut cap. Use a crowbar. Use a hammer.
    Replacement: wheel bearing – MERCEDES-BENZ SLK (R170). Tip from AUTODOC:
    In some cars, the wheel hub nut is not protected with a cap.
  18. Step 20
    Loosen the wheel hub fastening nut screw. Use HEX No.H5. Use a ratchet wrench.
    Step 21
    Make a mark on the hub nut.
    Step 22
    Unscrew the hub nut.
    Step 23
    Remove the fastening nut.
    Step 24
    Mercedes SLK R170 200 2.0 Kompressor (170.444) 1998 Wheel Bearing replacement: free workshop manuals
    Remove the wheel hub bearing. Use a telescoping magnet.
  19. Step 25
    Changing Wheel Bearing on MERCEDES-BENZ SLK (R170) 230 2.3 Kompressor (170.449) 1999 by yourself
    Remove the wheel hub together with the bearing.
  20. Step 26
    How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ SLK 320 3.2 (170.465) 2000 Wheel Bearing - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Grip the wheel hub together with the bearing in a vice.
  21. Step 27
    How to replace Wheel Bearing on MERCEDES-BENZ SLK (R170) 2001: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Remove the old O-ring. Use a crowbar.
  22. Step 28
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    Remove the wheel hub bearing.
  23. Step 29
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    Loosen the vice and remove the hub.
  24. Step 30
    Changing of Wheel Bearing on Mercedes SLK R170 2004 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Pull the bearing inner race out of the wheel hub. Use a bush and bearing driver set.
  25. Step 31
    MERCEDES-BENZ SLK 230 2.3 (170.449) Wheel Bearing replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Pull the bearing inner race out of the wheel hub. Use 3-Arm Gear Puller. Use a bush and bearing driver set.
  26. Step 32
    Replacing Wheel Bearing on Mercedes SLK R170 1997 230 2.3 Kompressor (170.447) by yourself
    Clean the hub. Use a wire brush. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  27. Step 33
    SLK (R170) 320 3.2 (170.465) 1998 Wheel Bearing DIY replacement workshop manual
    Treat the mounting seat of the bearing assembly. Use a multipurpose grease.
  28. Step 34
    How to change Wheel Bearing on MERCEDES-BENZ SLK (R170) 1999 - tips and tricks
    Install the inner race of the wheel bearing into the hub. Use a bush and bearing driver set.
  29. Step 35
    Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Mercedes SLK R170 2000 320 3.2 (170.465) Wheel Bearing
    Treat the mounting seat of the bearing assembly. Use a multipurpose grease.
  30. Step 36
    DIY replacement of Wheel Bearing on MERCEDES-BENZ SLK (R170) 200 2.0 (170.435) 2001 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Install the inner race of the wheel bearing into the hub. Use a bush and bearing driver set.
  31. Step 37
    How to change Wheel Bearing on Mercedes SLK R170 1996 - free PDF and video manuals
    Place the hub in the vice.
  32. Step 38
    How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ SLK (R170) 230 2.3 Kompressor (170.447) 1997 Wheel Bearing - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Treat the mounting seat of the bearing assembly. Use a multipurpose grease.
  33. Step 39
    Mercedes SLK R170 200 2.0 Kompressor (170.444) 1998 Wheel Bearing replacement: free workshop manuals
    Install a new wheel hub bearing.
  34. Step 40
    Changing Wheel Bearing on MERCEDES-BENZ SLK (R170) 230 2.3 Kompressor (170.449) 1999 by yourself
    Release the vice and take out the wheel hub together with the bearing.
  35. Step 41
    Install the new O-ring. Use a bush and bearing driver set.
    Step 42
    How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ SLK 320 3.2 (170.465) 2000 Wheel Bearing - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Clean the fasteners of the brake disc cover. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  36. Step 43
    How to replace Wheel Bearing on MERCEDES-BENZ SLK (R170) 2001: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Unscrew the fasteners of the brake disc cover. Use a drive socket #E12. Use a ratchet wrench.
  37. Step 44
    How hard is it to do yourself: Wheel Bearing replacement on Mercedes SLK R170 32 AMG 3.2 Kompressor (170.466) 2002 - download illustrated guide
    Remove the brake disc cover.
  38. Step 45
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    Clean the wheel hub mounting seat. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  39. Step 46
    Changing of Wheel Bearing on Mercedes SLK R170 2004 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Install the brake disc cover.
  40. Step 47
    MERCEDES-BENZ SLK 230 2.3 (170.449) Wheel Bearing replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Screw in the fasteners of the brake disc cover. Use a drive socket #E12. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 11 Nm torque.
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