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 rear 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
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Tools
Replacement: wheel bearing – Mercedes W168. Tools you might need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
All-purpose cleaning spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Torque wrench
Torx bit T30
Drive socket # 12
Drive socket # 16
Drive socket # 30
Wheel impact socket #17
Bush and bearing driver set
Ratchet wrench
Flat chisel
Tap wrench
Hammer
Rubber mallet
Impact screwdriver
Circlip pliers
Crow bar
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
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    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 rear of the car and secure on supports.
  3. Step 4
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Mercedes W168
  4. Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  5. Step 6
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    Clean the brake caliper fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  6. Step 7
    How to replace Wheel Bearing on MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) 2002: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening. Use a drive socket #12. Use a ratchet wrench.
  7. Step 8
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    Spread the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
  8. Step 9
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    Remove the brake caliper.
    Replacement: wheel bearing – Mercedes W168. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    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.
  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
    Remove the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
  10. Step 11
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    Clean the brake caliper bracket fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  11. Step 12
    Replacing Wheel Bearing on Mercedes W168 1999 A 140 1.4 (168.031, 168.131) by yourself
    Unscrew the caliper bracket fastening. Use a drive socket #16. Use a ratchet wrench. Use a tap wrench.
  12. Step 13
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    Remove the caliper bracket.
  13. Step 14
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    Clean the brake disc fastener. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  14. Step 15
    Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Mercedes W168 2002 A 190 1.9 (168.032, 168.132) Wheel Bearing
    Unscrew the brake disc fastening. Use Torx T30. Use an impact screwdriver.
  15. Step 16
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    Remove the brake disc.
  16. Step 17
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    Remove the wheel hub nut cap. Use a crowbar. Use a hammer.
    Replacement: wheel bearing – Mercedes W168. Tip from AUTODOC:
    In some cars, the wheel hub nut is not protected with a cap.
  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
    Unstake the wheel hub retaining nut. Use a flat metal-working chisel. Use a hammer.
  18. Step 19
    Mercedes W168 A 170 CDI 1.7 (168.009, 168.109) 1999 Wheel Bearing replacement: free workshop manuals
    Unscrew the hub nut. Use a drive socket #30. Use a tap wrench.
  19. Step 20
    Changing Wheel Bearing on MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 170 CDI 1.7 (168.008) 2000 by yourself
    Remove the hub and the bearing together, since they are a sealed unit.
  20. Step 21
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    Clean the wheel hub bearing retaining ring. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  21. Step 22
    How to replace Wheel Bearing on MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) 2002: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Remove the wheel hub bearing retaining ring. Use circlip pliers.
  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
    Press out the wheel hub bearing. Use a bush and bearing driver set.
  23. Step 24
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    Clean the hub bearing mounting seat. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  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
    Press-fit a new bearing into the wheel hub. Use a bush and bearing driver set.
    Replacement: wheel bearing – Mercedes W168. AUTODOC recommends:
    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.
  25. Step 26
    MERCEDES-BENZ A-CLASS A 160 CDI 1.7 (168.007) Wheel Bearing replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Install the wheel hub bearing retaining ring. Use circlip pliers.
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