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Old 10-24-2005, 06:27 PM
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What is that thing..sticking out of my axle

Repacked my front wheel bearings (81 240d) today and wondered what that brass-springy thing is sticking out of the end of the front axle after removing the cup?

brake wear indicator.. if so how's that work?

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Old 10-24-2005, 06:39 PM
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Repacked my front wheel bearings (81 240d) today and wondered what that brass-springy thing is sticking out of the end of the front axle after removing the cup?

brake wear indicator.. if so how's that work?
That provides a solid electrical ground between the wheel assembly and the chassis....
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Old 10-24-2005, 06:49 PM
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It's a "radio inteference tab"

http://www.diymbrepair.com/Maintenance/Bearing/

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Old 10-24-2005, 10:51 PM
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does that interfere with the radio?

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