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Date registered: Dec 2007
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Elusive star adjuster for parking brake adjustment
I recently tried to adjust the parking brake on my '86 300E. I used the "remove lug bolt and peer" method often touted. However, I spent half an hour on each side, shining the flashlight into the hole and slowly rotating the wheel. But I never could spot the star wheel. I saw the holding springs, but that's all. As an old guy, I've done tons of star wheel adjustments on drum brake cars, so I know how they work. Is it perhaps better to remove the road wheel to get more access? Someone posted a pic with the rotor removed to illustrate the location of parts. It looked like the star wheel was in roughly the 11 0"clock position. But I couldnt find it on my car. The foot pedal goes down three clicks and stops, but the brakes won't hold an a slight grade. Hence, my quest.