Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: W211 E320 Bluetec R129 SL500 - $1300 car ........ Ford F350 6l
Location: CA Bay Area
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HI. Fill up your profile with location and model, Please so we can know what conditions you are driving in.
Corroded hub holding the wheel is common issue in snow areas. I don't recall that being big issue in CA ever.
I still think spending 2 hr under the car beats spending 3 hr waiting at the dealer and than paying them $500 for the job. At least you know you didn't screw up anything in the process, what too often is an issue at shops.
Coming to squeaky brakes, I think the only error you did was buying pads at "auto parts store"
MB are not easily forgiving wrong pads. If you read this forum you'll find that pads from AutohouseAZ, or German Star are OEM pads for good price.
And don't worry. Now the wheels will come off easly. Did yuo wire brush the rust? Can't expect that at dealer.
Last edited by Kajtek1; 02-17-2008 at 10:34 AM.