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Old 07-31-2012, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by rscurtis View Post
What does the parking brake have to do with removing/retaining a wheel?
When the parking brake is engaged, the rear wheels are held in place via brake shoes.

Attempt to remove one with the parking brake on, then release the parking brake, what happens? The wheel should be able to be removed.

Please try to understand how the system works.

The parking brake shoes, when engaged, expand against the rotor, the wheel is bolted to the rotor, you'll have a tough time removing the wheel while it's being held in place.
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:43 PM
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BUT, The Rotor is held to the Hub by the Wheel-bolts and a grub-screw....

So, Take wheel-bolts off, and the wheel will come off leaving the ROTOR and shoes IN PLACE On the hub!

Rotor doesnt come off with the wheel--It cant, held by Caliper and a small grub-screw....

Wheel will come off whether the brake is on or not!!

Short wheel-bolts Could be someone in past has replaced Steel-Wheels will Ally wheels and NOT swapped over the bolts!


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Old 07-31-2012, 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by qwerty View Post
Wheels held on by parking brakes!!! What will they think of next?

Absolutely nothing.
make no sense to me, unless you want to be able to rotate the tire to whack it with the sledge, so that you get a more even out of round wheel.
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Old 07-31-2012, 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by qwerty View Post
Ask vstech. According to him, some W123's have lug bolts so short that they barely have four threads engaged. (Maybe they are "steel wheel" bolts (not to be confused with "steel" wheel bolts) used with alloy wheels, which is a problem all its own.)

From where I am sitting, I can't quite tell how long your lug bolts are. Maybe you could enlighten me.

The FSM only shows 2 lug bolts. the short bolt for the Steel Plate rim and the Light Alloy rim, shows it as part# 110 401 01 70, thread m 12 x 1.5, length 21. (looks by the picture, from where it seats in the rim seat to the end of the threads) fits models 107, 114, 115, 116, 123, 126, 201.

The longer bolt for the forged light alloy rim (Bundt) and a flat face 15 hole 14" rim. part# 108 401 00 70, threads m 12 x 1.5, length 29.5, fits models 107,114, 115, 116, 123, 126, 201.

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Old 07-31-2012, 07:07 PM
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Forgive me folks, I had rotor on the brain, the parking brake is immaterial in this case.
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