Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 140 (168.031, 168.131), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 160 (168.033, 168.133), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 160 CDI (168.007), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 170 CDI (168.008), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 190 (168.032, 168.132), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 160 CDI (168.006), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 140 (168.031, 168.131), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 210 (168.035, 168.135) View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change front wheel bearing on MERCEDES W168 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Wheel Bearing for A-Class (W168) and other MERCEDES-BENZ models
Tools
Replacement: wheel bearing – Mercedes W168. Tools you might need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Torque wrench
Combination spanner #13
Combination spanner #18
HEX bit No.H4
Torx bit T30
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 18
Drive socket # 19
Drive socket # 30
Wheel impact socket #17
Bush and bearing driver set
Ratchet wrench
Pin punch
Flat chisel
Tap wrench
Hammer
Rubber mallet
Impact screwdriver
Circlip pliers
Crow bar
Ball joint puller
Wheel chock
Replacement: wheel bearing – Mercedes W168. Professionals recommend:
  • Do not re-use the bearing assembly of your Mercedes W168 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 W168. Use the following procedure:
  1. Step 1
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
    Step 2
    How to change Wheel Bearing on Mercedes W168 1997 - free PDF and video manuals
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  2. Step 3
    How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 140 1.4 (168.031, 168.131) 1998 Wheel Bearing - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
  3. Step 4
    Mercedes W168 A 170 CDI 1.7 (168.009, 168.109) 1999 Wheel Bearing replacement: free workshop manuals
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Mercedes W168
  4. Step 5
    Changing Wheel Bearing on MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 170 CDI 1.7 (168.008) 2000 by yourself
    Remove the wheel.
  5. Step 6
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    Remove the wheel hub nut cap. Use a crowbar. Use a hammer.
    Replacement: wheel bearing – Mercedes W168. Tip:
    In some cars, the wheel hub nut is not protected with a cap.
  6. Step 7
    How to replace Wheel Bearing on MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) 2002: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Unstake the wheel hub retaining nut. Use a flat metal-working chisel. Use a hammer.
  7. Step 8
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    Clean the wheel hub fastener. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  8. Step 9
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    Unscrew the hub nut. Use a drive socket #30. Use a tap wrench.
  9. Step 10
    Changing of Wheel Bearing on Mercedes W168 1997 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Detach the driveshaft from the steering knuckle. Use a pin punch. Use a hammer.
  10. Step 11
    MERCEDES-BENZ A-CLASS A 160 CDI 1.7 (168.007) Wheel Bearing replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Remove the fastening nut.
  11. Step 12
    Replacing Wheel Bearing on Mercedes W168 1999 A 140 1.4 (168.031, 168.131) by yourself
    Spread the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
  12. Step 13
    A-Class (W168) A 190 1.9 (168.032, 168.132) 2000 Wheel Bearing DIY replacement workshop manual
    Clean the brake caliper bracket fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  13. Step 14
    How to change Wheel Bearing on MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) 2001 - tips and tricks
    Unscrew the caliper bracket fastening. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench. Use a tap wrench.
  14. Step 15
    Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Mercedes W168 2002 A 190 1.9 (168.032, 168.132) Wheel Bearing
    Remove the brake caliper together with its bracket.
  15. Step 16
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    Clean the brake disc fastener. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  16. Step 17
    How to change Wheel Bearing on Mercedes W168 1997 - free PDF and video manuals
    Unscrew the brake disc fastening. Use Torx T30. Use an impact screwdriver.
  17. Step 18
    How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 140 1.4 (168.031, 168.131) 1998 Wheel Bearing - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Remove the brake disc.
  18. Step 19
    Mercedes W168 A 170 CDI 1.7 (168.009, 168.109) 1999 Wheel Bearing replacement: free workshop manuals
    Clean the ABS sensor fastener. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  19. Step 20
    Changing Wheel Bearing on MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 170 CDI 1.7 (168.008) 2000 by yourself
    Unscrew the ABS sensor fastener. Use HEX No.H4. Use a ratchet wrench.
  20. Step 21
    How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ A-CLASS A 190 1.9 (168.032, 168.132) 2001 Wheel Bearing - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Disconnect the ABS sensor.
  21. Step 22
    How to replace Wheel Bearing on MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) 2002: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Clean the fastener connecting the tie rod end to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  22. Step 23
    How hard is it to do yourself: Wheel Bearing replacement on Mercedes W168 A 160 CDI 1.7 (168.006) 2003 - download illustrated guide
    Unscrew the end fastening nut to the steering knuckle. Use a drive socket #19. Use a ratchet wrench.
  23. Step 24
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    Disconnect the tie rod end from the steering knuckle. Use a ball joint puller.
  24. Step 25
    Changing of Wheel Bearing on Mercedes W168 1997 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Clean the fasteners connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  25. Step 26
    MERCEDES-BENZ A-CLASS A 160 CDI 1.7 (168.007) Wheel Bearing replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Unscrew the fasteners connecting the suspension strut to the steering knuckle. Use a combination spanner #18. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench.
  26. Step 27
    Replacing Wheel Bearing on Mercedes W168 1999 A 140 1.4 (168.031, 168.131) by yourself
    Remove the fastening bolt.
  27. Step 28
    A-Class (W168) A 190 1.9 (168.032, 168.132) 2000 Wheel Bearing DIY replacement workshop manual
    Clean the fasteners connecting the ball joint to the suspension control arm. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  28. Step 29
    How to change Wheel Bearing on MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) 2001 - tips and tricks
    Unscrew the fastener connecting the ball joint to the suspension control arm. Use a combination spanner #13. Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
  29. Step 30
    Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Mercedes W168 2002 A 190 1.9 (168.032, 168.132) Wheel Bearing
    Remove the drive shaft.
  30. Step 31
    Remove the fastening bolt.
    Step 32
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    Remove the steering knuckle together with the hub.
  31. Step 33
    How to change Wheel Bearing on Mercedes W168 1997 - free PDF and video manuals
    Clean the wheel hub mounting seat. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  32. Step 34
    How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 140 1.4 (168.031, 168.131) 1998 Wheel Bearing - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Remove the wheel hub from the steering knuckle. Use a bush and bearing driver set. Use a hammer.
  33. Step 35
    Mercedes W168 A 170 CDI 1.7 (168.009, 168.109) 1999 Wheel Bearing replacement: free workshop manuals
    Clean the wheel hub bearing retaining ring. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  34. Step 36
    Changing Wheel Bearing on MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 170 CDI 1.7 (168.008) 2000 by yourself
    Remove the wheel hub bearing retaining ring. Use circlip pliers.
  35. Step 37
    How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ A-CLASS A 190 1.9 (168.032, 168.132) 2001 Wheel Bearing - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Press out the wheel hub bearing. Use a bush and bearing driver set.
  36. Step 38
    How to replace Wheel Bearing on MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) 2002: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Clean the hub bearing mounting seat. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  37. Step 39
    How hard is it to do yourself: Wheel Bearing replacement on Mercedes W168 A 160 CDI 1.7 (168.006) 2003 - download illustrated guide
    Press the new bearing in the steering knuckle. Use a bush and bearing driver set.
    Replacement: wheel bearing – Mercedes W168. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Check to make sure the wheel hub bearing is positioned correctly. Avoid its misalignment. Stop pressing on the surface of the bearing immediately after it has been fitted into its mounting seat.
  38. Step 40
    Need to know how to renew Wheel Bearing on MERCEDES-BENZ A-CLASS 2004? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Install the wheel hub bearing retaining ring. Use circlip pliers.
  39. Step 41
    Changing of Wheel Bearing on Mercedes W168 1997 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Clean the hub. Use WD-40 spray.
  40. Step 42
    MERCEDES-BENZ A-CLASS A 160 CDI 1.7 (168.007) Wheel Bearing replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Install the wheel hub on the steering knuckle. Use a bush and bearing driver set.
  41. Step 43
    Replacing Wheel Bearing on Mercedes W168 1999 A 140 1.4 (168.031, 168.131) by yourself
    Clean the splines of the drive shaft CV joint. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  42. Step 44
    A-Class (W168) A 190 1.9 (168.032, 168.132) 2000 Wheel Bearing DIY replacement workshop manual
    Install the steering knuckle assembled with the wheel hub. Install the drive shaft.
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