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daft question: Mercedes Sprinter wheel removal

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Crackle, 12 May 2008.

  1. Crackle

    Crackle Pah Staff Member

    Location:
    Wirral
    Not quite bikes but it does carry mine occasionally.........

    I've got a flat. Now is there any reason once I've removed the five wheel bolts why the wheel won't come off? I'm not missing some dastardly central collar that only Mercedes fit am I? I'm thinking it's just rust but it won't shift so I'm doubting my own logic. So before I call out the AA type people am I missing something really Doh! type gotcha ;)
     
  2. sheddy

    sheddy Veteran

    Location:
    Suffolk
    The wheel may be stuck on the hub with rust. If you can get air in the tyre for a short time you could try putting 2 nuts/bolts back in loose, lower it down, remove jack and rocking the car back and forth with the engine until the wheel releases from the hub.
     
  3. OP
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    Crackle

    Crackle Pah Staff Member

    Location:
    Wirral
    I can't get enough air in Sheddy, it's a leaky valve. I've tried dropping it with a bump on the bottle jack, hammering it with wood and a lump hammer and it's currently soaking in WD40 while I brew on the problem. If i had my bunson I'd heat it and cool it rapidly but I don't so unless the WD40 works it's admit defeat and a phone call.
     
  4. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    out of interest have you consulted the manual?;):thumbsup:
     
  5. OP
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    Crackle

    Crackle Pah Staff Member

    Location:
    Wirral
    ;) errr yup! Normally not for taking a wheel off but in this case I thought I'd have a shufty......
     
  6. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    and what did it say?
     
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    Crackle

    Crackle Pah Staff Member

    Location:
    Wirral
    It told me where to position the bottle jack and to remove the bolts as you'd expect, hence my rust conclusion. However I've known the manuals to be missing model information in the past.
     
  8. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    have you asked the fonz to give it a kick?
     
  9. Careful how you dislodge the wheel Crackle - everyone knows Mercedes bends.;)
     
  10. OP
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    Crackle

    Crackle Pah Staff Member

    Location:
    Wirral
    yeeeesss. Thank you chaps.

    The Fonz is apparently busy and 'teef is well up to his usual high standard of punning but none of its helping me get my wheel off.

    Anyway, I've had a brainwave over my 2nd cup of tea as I'm convinced it's just rusted so I shall go out and try it later when I've some time and someone can keep hold of the dog which keeps trying to eat my ear every time I lie down. I also have to attend to this 'ere blister where I twelted me finger with the lumphammer ;);)
     
  11. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Location:
    Behind a desk
    If it's rusted on, then lots of WD40 and gentle thumping with the lumphammer will eventually move it.
     
  12. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Location:
    Behind a desk
    And when you put it back on, you'll have the opportunity to put some grease on the bolts and the mating faces to stop it happening again.
     
  13. OP
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    Crackle

    Crackle Pah Staff Member

    Location:
    Wirral
    No luck with brainwave 1. Will try brainwave 2 tomorrow. After that it's the heavy mob.
     
  14. 4F

    4F Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby

    Location:
    Suffolk.
    You got a sledge hammer ?
     
  15. sheddy

    sheddy Veteran

    Location:
    Suffolk
    Prob OT but I once had a steel wheel stuck on a hub which must of been struck in the centre by a cretin with a hammer (why?) to such an extent that the centre was deformed and folded over making the wheel captive !