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Exclamation PSA: Make sure to take care of your front wheel bearings

I've experienced a catastrophic bearing failure earlier this morning at 113K:

got off the interstate, went uphill into a slight curve, felt a loud POP, feeling of a busted tire.. pulled over and found no flat tires.
Drove slowly and noticed play when slightly wheel turning and hard throbbing when braking. drove a total of 2 miles into work and then got to work:



Discovered noise is front right, scraping marks on rotor, test drive and walk with coworker confirms something loose with brake/rotor
remove wheel and dust cap:


CARNAGE!!! wheel bearing failure due to lack of grease!




got it towed to the shop and went to work... got stuck on the outside bearing holder: it "welded" itself to the bearing and had to get removed with lots of torque.

next step was the attempted removal of the hub and everything.... no luck with sliding hammer, puller etc....






looks like its time for a replacement knuckle assembly along with hub... Anyone have any leads or part numbers or crossreferences for me please?
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Sorry for your event...
Here you are (Get it before someone else will): http://www.ebay.com/itm/94-95-96-MER...1b9ee1&vxp=mtr

I hope this helps,
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Here is the genuine part and all needed info including the source to purchase it from:
http://mercedespartssuperstore.com/p...agramCallOut=3
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For those considering wheel-bearing pack here's a DIY I did a several years ago...

https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r170-gen...ring-pack.html

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