Date registered: May 2003
Vehicle: 2012 Focus SE
Location: Ormond Beach, FL
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I had it done on my 03 E500 (same bearings). Could have done it myself, but was too lazy and it was too cold out at the time.
You have two options. Mercedes only sells the bearings with a complete hub assembly ($210-250 per side for the part, depending on where you get it). The bearings come pre-pressed and pre-greased, so essentially, the old hub comes out, the new one goes in and that's it. More expensive part, a lot less labor.
The other approach is to get some aftermarket bearings (one of our sponsors Germanstar stocks the kits). You'll spend a lot less for parts, but will need to press the old bearings out, clean off the old grease, grease the new ones, press them in and re-assemble the whole mess.
Felicita e un bicchiere di vino con un panino.