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mowoc 05-15-2009 07:09 PM

A question about the DIY for jacking up the W126
 
I was reading in the DIY about how to jack up the W126. I have to change the brakes on vesuvius tomorrow, but I still a bit foggy about how to jack it up. The pictures in the DIY are gone. Can anyone point me to either the pictures or else repost them? I would really like to make sure the car is not going to collapse on me while I am pounding on the old rotors....

Thanks.

pawoSD 05-15-2009 07:21 PM

On each corner under the jack point (the holes) there should be a rubber pad. Place a jack/jack stand under those....that is where MB intended you to jack the car from.

mowoc 05-15-2009 07:23 PM

Makes sense. Where would I jack the car from if I was going to use a jack stand? Go in a little bit?

Simpler=Better 05-15-2009 07:34 PM

It's safe to lift on the read diff also.

oldsinner111 05-15-2009 07:41 PM

I jack under each shock,that way all your travel is not gone lifting the body.

toomany MBZ 05-15-2009 07:58 PM

When using a floor jack, I use the diff in back and the engine crossmember in front. Been doing that for years on every car.

pawoSD 05-15-2009 08:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by toomany MBZ (Post 2201401)
When using a floor jack, I use the diff in back and the engine crossmember in front. Been doing that for years on every car.

Yeah that works too, makes it a lot easier to get it on stands on the sides then.

In fact I raised up one today using the diff. And now its stuck that way until I finish my project because I removed the diff! :D :eek:

tangofox007 05-15-2009 09:18 PM

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Originally Posted by mowoc (Post 2201361)
I would really like to make sure the car is not going to collapse on me while I am pounding on the old rotors....

Pounding on the rotors would seem to be a totally unnecessary step.

mowoc 05-16-2009 10:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tangofox007 (Post 2201440)
Pounding on the rotors would seem to be a totally unnecessary step.

I hope your right. When I looked a the brakes recently they looked like they had been neglected for some time. The rotors appeared to be old and paper thin. I had a volvo where the front rotors had frozen onto the car and did have to be pounded off with a 5 pound mallet. Does this happen on the MB?

toomany MBZ 05-16-2009 12:54 PM

Some times a bit of persuasion helps.

tbomachines 05-17-2009 01:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mowoc (Post 2201779)
I hope your right. When I looked a the brakes recently they looked like they had been neglected for some time. The rotors appeared to be old and paper thin. I had a volvo where the front rotors had frozen onto the car and did have to be pounded off with a 5 pound mallet.
Does this happen on the MB?

Yes. My 126 had been sitting for a number of years (though PO insisted he took it on the road:rolleyes:) and the front rotors were a PITA. After some persuasion they were ok, but yes, a massive hammer and lots of muscle were involved. Soak it overnight with PB blaster. Good luck! :P

pawoSD 05-17-2009 02:48 AM

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Originally Posted by mowoc (Post 2201779)
I hope your right. When I looked a the brakes recently they looked like they had been neglected for some time. The rotors appeared to be old and paper thin. I had a volvo where the front rotors had frozen onto the car and did have to be pounded off with a 5 pound mallet. Does this happen on the MB?

I had a rotor stuck before.....some pounding got it off. Now that I have a torch I just sit and heat it for a while, and it usually comes loose much easier.

My toyota was the WORST.....it took about 10 minutes with a sledge hammer to get the stupid rotor off......in fact pretty much every non-MB I've worked on (Buick....chevy....dodge.....toyota....) have all needed pounding to get the rotor off. On the MB's I've not had much issue considering how many I have done....on my W124 they slipped right off with no resistance.


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