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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-21-2012, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
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280SE 4.5 Wheel Bearing

Hey, I bought a w108 and I am pretty sure the drivers side rear wheel bearing is shot. Makes a whirring sound and when turning right, the weight of the car shifts and makes it louder. Now my question is how similar is the 108 chassis to the 113? I found a guide on how do to a rear wheel bearing on a w113 but couldn't find 108 specific info.

If anyone has words of wisdom on this issue please tell me!

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rear noises

Jack up the rear tire by a bottle jack under the aft area of trailing arm about 1/2Inch..
Then run the car (use an assistant) and listen at the rear.
I have run thru all gears up to 60-70mph

It could be the wheel bearing
the u-joint inside the axle.
Stop the car and shake the rear wheel to determine id it is the u-joint.

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