Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help

Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-09-2007, 11:02 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 14
Unhappy 560SL steering wheel removel

Need advice!!!

I was able to remove the air bag with no problems. (AFTER first disconnecting the BAT)

I tryed a 21/2 ft. breaker bar on the 10mm hex socket to no avail. I then took the car to a friends shop and tried an air impact wrench, again no go.

What do I do now???

Jim E
Dual 560SL's
Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2007, 08:14 PM
Super Moderator
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Falls Church, VA
Posts: 5,316
I slide a 2' piece of pipe over my 2' breaker to get some more leverage.
Chuck Taylor
Falls Church VA
'66 200, '66 230SL, '96 SL500. Sold: '81 380SL, '86 300E, '72 250C, '95 C220, 3 '84 280SL's '90 420SEL, '72 280SE, '73 280C, '78 280SE, '70 280SL, '77 450SL, '85 380SL, '87 560SL, '85 380SL, '72 350SL, '96 S500 Coupe

Last edited by ctaylor738; 09-09-2007 at 08:26 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2007, 10:53 PM
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: NC
Posts: 3,003
Be carefull. MB recomends you break the trorque with the lock on. I have done this many times but I havent had an overtorqued or frozen one.

I would recomend the impact, With the stearing lock off. but the one you tried is probably cheap of in need of an overhaul.

Try it again
John Roncallo
Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2007, 08:24 AM
Registered User
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 293
I had a friend help me while I held the wheel with the lock off! My mechanic warned me about breaking the lock if not careful!
All the best,

J. P. Mose
1968 250SL
1970 280SE 3.5 Cabrio
1987 560SL
1990 560SEL
Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2007, 11:00 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Nashua, NH
Posts: 3,956
A good impact gun will break it free...if you are using a cheapo one or too low air pressure it may not...I would sooner use impact than leverage on them. If some fool put loctite red on it you'll need a torch to get it out, but I can't see anyone being that cruel.
Marty D.

2013 C300 4Matic
1984 BMW 733i
2013 Lincoln MKz
Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2007, 12:28 PM
LUVMBDiesels's Avatar
Dead on balls accurate...
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Red Lion,Pa
Posts: 2,207
Use a brace, not the lock

If you use a breaker bar, as I did on the BMW, do yourself a favor and cut a piece of wood wrap it in old carpeting and use that to hold the wheel in place instead of using the wheel lock. I was able to bear down on the breaker bar without worrying about destroying the wheel lock.
"I have no convictions ... I blow with the wind, and the prevailing wind happens to be from Vichy"

Monika '74 450 SL
BrownHilda '79 280SL
FoxyCleopatra '99 Chevy Suburban
Scarlett 2014 Jeep Cherokee
Krystal 2004 Volvo S60
'74 Jeep CJ5
'97 Jeep ZJ Laredo
Rudolf 86 300SDL
Bruno '81 300SD
Fritzi '84 BMW
'92 Subaru
'96 Impala SS
'71 Buick GS conv
'67 GTO conv
'63 Corvair conv
'57 Nomad
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:13 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page