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Post by AsianML on Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:56 pm

I've never had to deal with bolts before, so I was wondering how hard is it to remount the wheels with bolts? I want to take the wheels off and clean the wheels and wheel wells next week. Any tips or direction is appreciated.

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Post by DUTCH on Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:11 pm

AsianML wrote:I've never had to deal with bolts before, so I was wondering how hard is it to remount the wheels with bolts? I want to take the wheels off and clean the wheels and wheel wells next week. Any tips or direction is appreciated.

TIA

There should be a small tool in your kit that screws into one of the empty bolt holes to help you line the wheel back up for rest of the bolts.

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Post by AsianML on Thu Apr 03, 2008 6:25 pm

Do you have a picture of what it should look like? I looked around the back where the jack is and I don't think I could find it.
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Post by DUTCH on Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:05 pm

AsianML wrote:Do you have a picture of what it should look like? I looked around the back where the jack is and I don't think I could find it.

It's an aluminum pin about 4-5" long. Threaded for about 1/2" at one end to go into the wheel bolt hole.

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Post by mortinson on Fri Apr 04, 2008 5:58 am

DUTCH"][quote="AsianML wrote:Do you have a picture of what it should look like? I looked around the back where the jack is and I don't think I could find it.

It's an aluminum pin about 4-5" long. Threaded for about 1/2" at one end to go into the wheel bolt hole.[/quote]

If it's not there you can order it from your friendly MB garage. It's part number A 204 581 00 74 and it's fairly cheap over here at € 2.33 + Tax
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Post by Benzcowboy on Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:49 pm

AsianML wrote:Do you have a picture of what it should look like? I looked around the back where the jack is and I don't think I could find it.

Wheel Mounting pin
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Post by Chrisrccolleman on Fri Apr 04, 2008 3:45 pm

Does this wheel mounting pin work with a 460?
I've always found it annoying when I have to use a screwdriver to guide a wheel home.
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Post by mortinson on Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:39 pm

Chrisrccolleman wrote:Does this wheel mounting pin work with a 460?
I've always found it annoying when I have to use a screwdriver to guide a wheel home.

It should... it works with an early 463 such as mine and I believe that the bolt threads are the same...
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Post by AsianML on Fri Apr 04, 2008 5:17 pm

Hmm, interesting, I'll try looking around for that. If I don't have it, thanks for the part number mortinson!
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Post by mortinson on Sat Apr 05, 2008 1:13 pm

AsianML wrote:Hmm, interesting, I'll try looking around for that. If I don't have it, thanks for the part number mortinson!

You're welcome thumbsup The pin did not come with the tools of either my '91 G300D or my '99 ML320....
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Post by AsianML on Sun Apr 06, 2008 7:14 pm

mortinson wrote:
AsianML wrote:Hmm, interesting, I'll try looking around for that. If I don't have it, thanks for the part number mortinson!

You're welcome thumbsup The pin did not come with the tools of either my '91 G300D or my '99 ML320....
What model is that part number for? I read more about this mounting screw and if it's made out of aluminum it will bend under the weight of the SUV's wheels. The ones made for the sedans are made out of aluminum.
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Post by DUTCH on Sun Apr 06, 2008 7:30 pm

AsianML wrote:
mortinson wrote:
AsianML wrote:Hmm, interesting, I'll try looking around for that. If I don't have it, thanks for the part number mortinson!

You're welcome thumbsup The pin did not come with the tools of either my '91 G300D or my '99 ML320....
What model is that part number for? I read more about this mounting screw and if it's made out of aluminum it will bend under the weight of the SUV's wheels. The ones made for the sedans are made out of aluminum.

Same screw works just fine on my G500 wheels, which are a whole lot heavier than the ML wheels; and that part came as standard equipment on my 2007 ML320CDI.

Not to worry!

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Post by AsianML on Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:33 pm

I did it anyway this afternoon without the mounting tool. What a PITA. lol! At least the wheels and wheel wells look amazing now.
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