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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-04-2011, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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W115 Front Wheel Hub

Hello, new owner and poster.

I took my 1974 204D to a trusted mechanic to have it looked over and to turn/replace the rotors and pads to correct some brake squeal.

While they were repacking the front passenger side rotor, the mechanic noticed that the race was loose and turning with the rotor.

I suspect that I know the answer already, but is this normal for a W115?

If not, where might I find another hub to replace it? I'm striking out with Google and eBay. They garage either has mentioned tack welding it if necessary but I don't want to start using patch repairs because of hard to to source parts.

Anything I need to know about replacing it? BTW, I have the factory body/chasis manual.

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New bearings are available from both MB and aftermarket sources. They also come with the races. DO NOT WELD ANYTHING.

Near Manassas Va. '65 220S, 2006 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, '99 Volvo V70, '72 350SL 4 speed

Not part of the in-crowd since 1952. It's BRAKES not breaks. You break a bone, use brakes to stop your car. /rant

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I once worked in a gear shop. When we would encounter a problem like a race not fitting snug we would "peen" it (use a punch to uneven the hub side of the race w many dots all the way around) so it fits tight.

If a new race does the same thing and you can't find a new hub very easily, this may be an option.
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