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Wheel not centered

New bearings and rim/wheel not bent or deformed. However the rear left wheel (of my W123) does not rotate center.

I marked a point at the dust cover(at 6 o-clock), turn the wheel, the gap between the dust cover(at 6 o'clock) and the rim varies.

Initially I thought were the wheel bearing or rim. Got the bearing changed and wheel checked.

Could the brake disc or hub cause this problem?

Thanks in advance.

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Could be bent axle.
Did you do the test with different wheel?
The tire could have imperfection as well.
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Try putting one of your other wheels on that axle as see if it does the same thing. If it does, then it is an issue with the axle of the suspension. If not, then the rim and/or tire is bad.

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MB wheels are hub centered unlike many others that rely on lug bolt seats for centering.

Was the wheel seated firmly on the hub before tightening lugs?
Are the lugs torqued evenly?
Is this a new wheel using aftermarket lugs? They must be the right length and flat or taper seated depending on the application.
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MB wheels are hub centered unlike many others that rely on lug bolt seats for centering.

Was the wheel seated firmly on the hub before tightening lugs?
Are the lugs torqued evenly?
Is this a new wheel using aftermarket lugs? They must be the right length and flat or taper seated depending on the application.
Considering aftermarket wheels, I once had those for a Volvo with a centre hub (size) adapter that I forgot to install. Even if the car had conical lugs, the wheels were badly centred. Amazing how much the wheel can be off-centre when just centred by bolts.

But most MB aftermarket wheels come with the correct centre hub.
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