Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 230 TE (124.083), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 280 TE (124.088), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 260 TE FGST., MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 260 TE FGST., MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 250 T D (124.185), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 250 T D (124.185), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 230 TE (124.083), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 230 TE Cat (124.083) 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 KOMBI Estate (S124). Tools you need:
Wire brush
Nylon cleaning brush
WD-40 spray
All-purpose cleaning spray
Bearing grease
Brake cleaner
Ceramic grease
Torque wrench
Combination spanner #32
Drive socket # 18
HEX bit no.H5
Torx bit T40
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Tap wrench
Bush and bearing driver set
Universal puller
Crow bar
Wheel chock
Replacement: wheel bearing – MERCEDES-BENZ KOMBI Estate (S124). AUTODOC recommends:
  • Do not re-use the bearing assembly of your MERCEDES-BENZ KOMBI Estate (S124) 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 KOMBI Estate (S124). Recommended sequence of steps:
  1. Step 1
    Open the bonnet.
    Step 2
    Unscrew the brake fluid reservoir cap.
    Step 3
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
    Step 4
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    Loosen the wheel bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17. Use a tap wrench.
  2. Step 5
    Raise the car.
    Replacement: wheel bearing – MERCEDES-BENZ KOMBI Estate (S124). AUTODOC experts recommend:
    If you are using a jack, make sure it rests on a flat surface without any unevenness.Be sure to additionally secure the car with jack stands.
    Step 6
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  3. Step 7
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    Remove the wheel.
  4. Step 8
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    Spread the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
  5. Step 9
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    Clean the brake caliper bracket fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  6. Step 10
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    Unscrew the brake caliper bracket fasteners. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench.
  7. Step 11
    Remove the fastening bolts.
    Step 12
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    Remove the brake caliper together with its bracket.
    Replacement: wheel bearing – MERCEDES-BENZ KOMBI Estate (S124). AUTODOC recommends:
    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.
  8. Step 13
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    Clean the brake disc fastener. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  9. Step 14
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    Unscrew the brake disc fasteners. Use HEX No.H5. Use a ratchet wrench.
  10. Step 15
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    Remove the fastening bolt.
  11. Step 16
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    Remove the brake disc.
  12. Step 17
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    Clean the hub bearing protection cap. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  13. Step 18
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    Remove the hub bearing cap. Use a crowbar.
  14. Step 19
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    Loosen the wheel hub fastening nut screw. Use Torx T40. Use a ratchet wrench.
  15. Step 20
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    Unscrew the hub nut. Use a combination spanner #32.
  16. Step 21
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    Remove the wheel hub together with the bearing.
  17. Step 22
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    Clean the wheel stub axle. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  18. Step 23
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    Clean the ABS sensor. Use a nylon cleaning brush. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  19. Step 24
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    Remove elements of the bearings from the wheel hub. Use a bush and bearing driver set.
  20. Step 25
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    Dismantle the outer rings of the wheel bearings. Use a bush and bearing driver set. Use a universal puller.
  21. Step 26
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    Clean the mounting seats of the wheel bearings. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  22. Step 27
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    Install the outer rings of the new wheel bearings. Use a bush and bearing driver set.
  23. Step 28
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    Treat the wheel bearings. Use bearing grease.
  24. Step 29
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    Reinstall the elements of the bearings in the wheel hub.
  25. Step 30
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    Install the wheel bearing oil seal. Use a bush and bearing driver set.
  26. Step 31
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    Treat the stub axle. Use bearing grease.
  27. Step 32
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    Reinstall the hub together with the new bearings.
  28. Step 33
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    Screw on the hub nut.
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