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Old 10-16-2000, 08:45 PM
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Folks,

I'm getting ready to replace both the front and rear flexible discs on my 1980 450SEL (116). Yep after 20 years and 135k miles it's time.

The chassis manual has me releasing the two large nuts (45mm and 41mm) prior to doing so. I recall several posts were folks simply used a pry bar to R&R the discs.

Those with some experience I sure would appreciate your sage advice and counsel. I do have access to a lift, but not the large wrenches/crows foot.



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Old 10-16-2000, 09:21 PM
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Many times there is enough give to do this if you use care. Don't break anything, but you can pry quite a bit.

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Old 10-17-2000, 08:43 PM
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BENZMAC,

THanks. In an earlier post (yours me thinks), there was a statment as to a the disc being correctly placed (backwards vs forwards). Upon examination, the replacement discs are identical and each disk is identical facing either direction. I presume that on the 116 models, there really isn't a forward or rearword face.

Concur?


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Old 12-05-2000, 07:54 PM
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DIY Flex Disc R&R advice and counsel Please

I've included a previous post from Benzmac in this question. For my 1980 450SEL, the replacement flexible discs (companion plates) do not appear to have a direction mark: "DIESE SEITE ZUR GELENKW" (This side towards propeller shaft). The question related to the answer below it was regarding an 86 300(?).

1. Can anyone tell me if there is a direction for the 116 body style?
2. I'm going to give prying a shot. Any other thoughts, concerns, etc (I will be using a lift).
3. Can both discs be R&Red using the "pry method"?
4. Looks like job 41-050 is a place to start and deviate from.

I'm doing this in the a.m. so keep those cards and letters coming.

S, J.R. Brown

You can do this without taking out the center support, you have to take a big pry bar and slide the shaft back, then pop of the detents. I'd let a tech do this though. It has different bolt lengths and the disc has to be installed in one direction.

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