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Old 09-09-2007, 11:02 AM
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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???

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Old 09-09-2007, 08:14 PM
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I slide a 2' piece of pipe over my 2' breaker to get some more leverage.
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Old 09-09-2007, 10:53 PM
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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
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Old 09-10-2007, 08:24 AM
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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!
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Old 09-10-2007, 11:00 AM
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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.
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Old 09-10-2007, 12:28 PM
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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.
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