Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Subic Bay Philippines
Vehicle: 1999 SLK 230 convertible
Other Toys: 2014 Yamaha FZ16
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Issues with 99 R170 - Please Help.
Good Morning from the Philippines,
I have a 1999 SLK 230, great car, runs like a top, but just a couple things annoying me. Just for information, I am running the stock 17" AMG wheels staggered of course. I have replaced the front coil springs, shocks and all bushings to include the entire steering linkage from steering box.
First; I am trying to sort out a rattle I have in the dash that only occurs below 38 kph. I am guessing it is the speedo cable? But just wanted to verify with someone who might know these cars better than I do. Another issue is where to get a speedo cable if that is the problem.
Second: Wheel bearings, I have replaced the wheel bearings in the front wheels twice in two years, when I swap the bearing it is nice and quiet for a few months, then the noise returns (Like a loud humming while driving). I think they are somehow heating up and going bad, is this possible? Do I need to replace the whole hub assembly? It has be baffled.
Thanks allot for any help.