Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 270 CDI (211.016), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class T-modell (S211) E 270 T CDI (211.216), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Platform / Chassis (VF211) E 270 CDI (211.616)

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change front wheel bearing on MERCEDES-BENZ (W211) E-Class [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Replacement: wheel bearing – Mercedes W211. List of the tools you'll need:
Replacement: wheel bearing – Mercedes W211. 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
All the parts you need to replace – Wheel Bearing for E-Class Saloon (W211) and other MERCEDES-BENZ models
How to change Cap, wheel bearing on Mercedes W211 E 220 CDI 2.2 (211.006) – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Cap, wheel bearing
How to change Cap, wheel bearing on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 270 CDI (211.016) – tips for proper car maintenance
MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 270 CDI (211.016)
Simple DIY car repair steps – Replacing Cap, wheel bearing on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class T-modell (S211) E 270 T CDI (211.216)
MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class T-modell (S211) E 270 T CDI (211.216)
Easy tricks to help you to replace Cap, wheel bearing on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Platform / Chassis (VF211) E 270 CDI (211.616)
MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Platform / Chassis (VF211) E 270 CDI (211.616)
How to change Wheel Bearing on Mercedes W211 E 220 CDI 2.2 (211.006) – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Wheel Bearing
How to change Wheel Bearing on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 270 CDI (211.016) – tips for proper car maintenance
MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 270 CDI (211.016)
Simple DIY car repair steps – Replacing Wheel Bearing on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class T-modell (S211) E 270 T CDI (211.216)
MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class T-modell (S211) E 270 T CDI (211.216)
Easy tricks to help you to replace Wheel Bearing on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Platform / Chassis (VF211) E 270 CDI (211.616)
MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Platform / Chassis (VF211) E 270 CDI (211.616)
How to change Wheel Bearing Kit on Mercedes W211 E 220 CDI 2.2 (211.006) – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Wheel Bearing Kit
How to change Wheel Bearing Kit on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 270 CDI (211.016) – tips for proper car maintenance
MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 270 CDI (211.016)
Simple DIY car repair steps – Replacing Wheel Bearing Kit on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class T-modell (S211) E 270 T CDI (211.216)
MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class T-modell (S211) E 270 T CDI (211.216)
Easy tricks to help you to replace Wheel Bearing Kit on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Platform / Chassis (VF211) E 270 CDI (211.616)
MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Platform / Chassis (VF211) E 270 CDI (211.616)
Replacement: wheel bearing – Mercedes W211. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
  • Do not re-use the bearing assembly of your Mercedes W211 car.
  • The wheel hub bearing replacement procedure is identical for both wheels on the same axle.
  • Please note: all work on the car – Mercedes W211 – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. How to change Wheel Bearing on Mercedes W211 2002 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 1
    Open the bonnet.
  2. How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 220 CDI 2.2 (211.006) 2003 Wheel Bearing - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 2
    Connect the service equipment and switch the SBC system to service mode.
    Please note!
    Some vehicles may not have the SBC system.
  3. Mercedes W211 E 270 CDI 2.7 (211.016) 2004 Wheel Bearing replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 3
    Unscrew the brake fluid reservoir cap.
  4. Changing Wheel Bearing on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 220 CDI 2.2 (211.008) 2005 by yourself
    Step 4
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
    Step 5
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
  5. How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS E 280 CDI 3.0 (211.020) 2006 Wheel Bearing - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 6
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
  6. How to replace Wheel Bearing on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) 2007: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 7
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Mercedes W211
  7. How hard is it to do yourself: Wheel Bearing replacement on Mercedes W211 E 320 CDI 3.0 (211.022) 2008 - download illustrated guide
    Step 8
    Remove the wheel.
  8. Need to know how to renew Wheel Bearing on MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS ? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Step 9
    Detach the connector of the brake pad wear sensor.Use round-nose pliers.
  9. Changing of Wheel Bearing on Mercedes W211 2002 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 10
    Spread the brake pads.Use a crowbar.
  10. MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS E 200 CDI 2.2 (211.007) Wheel Bearing replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 11
    Clean the brake caliper fasteners. Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  11. Replacing Wheel Bearing on Mercedes W211 2004 E 220 CDI 2.2 (211.006) by yourself
    Step 12
    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening.Use a combination spanner #17.Use a drive socket #13.Use a ratchet wrench.
  12. E-Class Saloon (W211) E 280 CDI 3.0 (211.020) 2005 Wheel Bearing DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 13
    Remove the brake caliper.
    Replacement: wheel bearing – Mercedes W211. 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.
  13. How to change Wheel Bearing on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) 2006 - tips and tricks
    Step 14
    Treat the brake caliper piston.Use a nylon cleaning brush.Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: wheel bearing – Mercedes W211. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  14. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Mercedes W211 2007 E 280 CDI 3.0 (211.020) Wheel Bearing
    Step 15
    Install the brake caliper wind back tool.
  15. DIY replacement of Wheel Bearing on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 320 CDI 3.2 (211.026) 2008 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 16
    Remove the brake pads.
  16. How to change Wheel Bearing on Mercedes W211 2002 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 17
    Disconnect the brake pads wear sensor.
    Step 18
    Clean the brake caliper bracket fasteners. Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  17. How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 220 CDI 2.2 (211.006) 2003 Wheel Bearing - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 19
    Unscrew the caliper bracket fastening.Use a drive socket #21.Use a tap wrench.Use a ratchet wrench.
  18. Mercedes W211 E 270 CDI 2.7 (211.016) 2004 Wheel Bearing replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 20
    Remove the caliper bracket.
  19. Changing Wheel Bearing on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 220 CDI 2.2 (211.008) 2005 by yourself
    Step 21
    Clean the brake disc fasteners.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  20. How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS E 280 CDI 3.0 (211.020) 2006 Wheel Bearing - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 22
    Unscrew the brake disc fastening.Use Torx T30.Use an impact screwdriver.
  21. How to replace Wheel Bearing on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) 2007: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 23
    Remove the brake disc.
  22. How hard is it to do yourself: Wheel Bearing replacement on Mercedes W211 E 320 CDI 3.0 (211.022) 2008 - download illustrated guide
    Step 24
    Remove the wheel hub nut cap.Use a crowbar. Use a hammer.
    Replacement: wheel bearing – Mercedes W211. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    In some cars, the wheel hub nut is not protected with a cap.
  23. Need to know how to renew Wheel Bearing on MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS ? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Step 25
    Loosen the wheel hub fastening nut screw.Use HEX No.H5.Use a ratchet wrench.
  24. Changing of Wheel Bearing on Mercedes W211 2002 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 26
    Unscrew the hub nut.
  25. MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS E 200 CDI 2.2 (211.007) Wheel Bearing replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 27
    Remove the fastening nut.
  26. Replacing Wheel Bearing on Mercedes W211 2004 E 220 CDI 2.2 (211.006) by yourself
    Step 28
    Remove the hub and the bearing together, since they are a sealed unit.
  27. E-Class Saloon (W211) E 280 CDI 3.0 (211.020) 2005 Wheel Bearing DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 29
    Clean the wheel hub mounting seat.Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  28. How to change Wheel Bearing on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) 2006 - tips and tricks
    Step 30
    Remove the wheel hub bearing.
  29. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Mercedes W211 2007 E 280 CDI 3.0 (211.020) Wheel Bearing
    Step 31
    Remove the old O-ring.Use a crowbar.
  30. DIY replacement of Wheel Bearing on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 320 CDI 3.2 (211.026) 2008 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 32
    Remove the wheel hub bearing.
  31. How to change Wheel Bearing on Mercedes W211 2002 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 33
    Clean the hub bearing mounting seat.
  32. How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 220 CDI 2.2 (211.006) 2003 Wheel Bearing - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 34
    Pull the bearing inner race out of the wheel hub. Use a bush and bearing driver set.
  33. Mercedes W211 E 270 CDI 2.7 (211.016) 2004 Wheel Bearing replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 35
    Pull the bearing inner race out of the wheel hub. Use 3-Arm Gear Puller.Use a bush and bearing driver set.
  34. Changing Wheel Bearing on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 220 CDI 2.2 (211.008) 2005 by yourself
    Step 36
    Clean the hub.Use a wire brush.Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  35. How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS E 280 CDI 3.0 (211.020) 2006 Wheel Bearing - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 37
    Treat the mounting seat of the bearing assembly.Use a multipurpose grease.
  36. How to replace Wheel Bearing on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) 2007: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 38
    Install the inner race of the wheel bearing into the hub.Use a bush and bearing driver set.
  37. How hard is it to do yourself: Wheel Bearing replacement on Mercedes W211 E 320 CDI 3.0 (211.022) 2008 - download illustrated guide
    Step 39
    Install the inner race of the wheel bearing into the hub.Use a bush and bearing driver set.
  38. Need to know how to renew Wheel Bearing on MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS ? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Step 40
    Treat the mounting seat of the bearing assembly.Use a multipurpose grease.
  39. Changing of Wheel Bearing on Mercedes W211 2002 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 41
    Install a new wheel hub bearing.
  40. MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS E 200 CDI 2.2 (211.007) Wheel Bearing replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 42
    Treat the mounting seat of the bearing assembly.Use a multipurpose grease.
  41. Replacing Wheel Bearing on Mercedes W211 2004 E 220 CDI 2.2 (211.006) by yourself
    Step 43
    Install the new O-ring.Use a bush and bearing driver set.
  42. E-Class Saloon (W211) E 280 CDI 3.0 (211.020) 2005 Wheel Bearing DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 44
    Treat the mounting seat of the bearing assembly.Use a multipurpose grease.
  43. How to change Wheel Bearing on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) 2006 - tips and tricks
    Step 45
    Install a new wheel hub bearing.
  44. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Mercedes W211 2007 E 280 CDI 3.0 (211.020) Wheel Bearing
    Step 46
    Treat the mounting seat of the bearing assembly.Use a multipurpose grease.
  45. DIY replacement of Wheel Bearing on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 320 CDI 3.2 (211.026) 2008 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 47
    Install the new wheel hub together with the bearing.
  46. How to change Wheel Bearing on Mercedes W211 2002 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 48
    Install the fastening nut.
  47. How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 220 CDI 2.2 (211.006) 2003 Wheel Bearing - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 49
    Screw on the hub nut.
    Step 50
    Install the cap of the hub nut.
  48. Mercedes W211 E 270 CDI 2.7 (211.016) 2004 Wheel Bearing replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 51
    Clean the hub.Use a wire brush.Treat the contacting surface.Use copper grease.
  49. Changing Wheel Bearing on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 220 CDI 2.2 (211.008) 2005 by yourself
    Step 52
    Install the brake disc.
  50. How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS E 280 CDI 3.0 (211.020) 2006 Wheel Bearing - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 53
    Tighten the brake disc fastening.Use Torx T30.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 8 Nm torque.
  51. How to replace Wheel Bearing on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) 2007: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 54
    Clean the brake caliper bracket from dirt and dust.Use a wire brush.Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: wheel bearing – Mercedes W211. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  52. How hard is it to do yourself: Wheel Bearing replacement on Mercedes W211 E 320 CDI 3.0 (211.022) 2008 - download illustrated guide
    Step 55
    Install the brake caliper bracket.
  53. Need to know how to renew Wheel Bearing on MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS ? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Step 56
    Tighten the brake caliper bracket.Use a drive socket #21.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 80 Nm torque.
  54. Changing of Wheel Bearing on Mercedes W211 2002 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 57
    Install the brake pads.
  55. MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS E 200 CDI 2.2 (211.007) Wheel Bearing replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 58
    Connect the brake pads wear sensor.
  56. Replacing Wheel Bearing on Mercedes W211 2004 E 220 CDI 2.2 (211.006) by yourself
    Step 59
    Press in the brake caliper piston.Use brake caliper wind back tool.
  57. E-Class Saloon (W211) E 280 CDI 3.0 (211.020) 2005 Wheel Bearing DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 60
    Install the brake caliper and fix it.Use a combination spanner #17.Use a drive socket #13.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 35 Nm torque.
  58. How to change Wheel Bearing on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) 2006 - tips and tricks
    Step 61
    Attach the connector of the brake pad wear sensor.
  59. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Mercedes W211 2007 E 280 CDI 3.0 (211.020) Wheel Bearing
    Step 62
    Remove the wheel hub nut cap.
  60. DIY replacement of Wheel Bearing on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 320 CDI 3.2 (211.026) 2008 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 63
    Install the wheel.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while screwing in the fastening bolts. Mercedes W211
  61. How to change Wheel Bearing on Mercedes W211 2002 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 64
    Screw in the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
  62. How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 220 CDI 2.2 (211.006) 2003 Wheel Bearing - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 65
    Adjust the wheel bearing.Use a combination spanner #32.
    Replacement: wheel bearing – Mercedes W211. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Do not apply excessive force when tightening the wheel hub nut. This can damage the tapered roller bearings.
  63. Mercedes W211 E 270 CDI 2.7 (211.016) 2004 Wheel Bearing replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 66
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
    Step 67
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Mercedes W211
  64. Changing Wheel Bearing on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 220 CDI 2.2 (211.008) 2005 by yourself
    Step 68
    Remove the wheel.
  65. How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS E 280 CDI 3.0 (211.020) 2006 Wheel Bearing - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 69
    Screw in the wheel hub fastening nut screw.Use HEX No.H5.Use a ratchet wrench.
  66. How to replace Wheel Bearing on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) 2007: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 70
    Treat the wheel hub bearing.Use a multipurpose grease.
  67. How hard is it to do yourself: Wheel Bearing replacement on Mercedes W211 E 320 CDI 3.0 (211.022) 2008 - download illustrated guide
    Step 71
    Install the cap of the hub nut. Use a rubber mallet.
  68. Need to know how to renew Wheel Bearing on MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS ? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Step 72
    Treat the surface where the brake disc contacts the wheel rim. Use copper grease.
  69. Changing of Wheel Bearing on Mercedes W211 2002 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 73
    Clean the brake disk surface.Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: wheel bearing – Mercedes W211. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  70. MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS E 200 CDI 2.2 (211.007) Wheel Bearing replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 74
    Install the wheel.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while screwing in the fastening bolts on the car. Mercedes W211
  71. Replacing Wheel Bearing on Mercedes W211 2004 E 220 CDI 2.2 (211.006) by yourself
    Step 75
    Screw in the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
  72. E-Class Saloon (W211) E 280 CDI 3.0 (211.020) 2005 Wheel Bearing DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 76
    Lower the car and working in a cross order, tighten the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 120 Nm torque.
  73. How to change Wheel Bearing on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) 2006 - tips and tricks
    Step 77
    Remove the jacks and chocks.
  74. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Mercedes W211 2007 E 280 CDI 3.0 (211.020) Wheel Bearing
    Step 78
    Switch the SBC system to operating mode and disconnect the service equipment.
    Replacement: wheel bearing – Mercedes W211. Tip from AUTODOC:
    Check the brake fluid level in the expansion tank and refill if necessary.
  75. DIY replacement of Wheel Bearing on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 320 CDI 3.2 (211.026) 2008 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 79
    Tighten the brake fluid reservoir cap.
  76. How to change Wheel Bearing on Mercedes W211 2002 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 80
    Close the hood.
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