Which wheels are locked when in park - Mercedes-Benz Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 02-11-2010, 04:05 PM
BenzWorld Elite
 
megadamp's Avatar
 
Date registered: May 2008
Vehicle: 1999 ML320
Location: Manchester England
Posts: 2,408
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Which wheels are locked when in park

Can anyone tell me how many i.e two or all wheels are locked when it is in park.
Cheers.
megadamp is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 02-11-2010, 04:31 PM
BenzWorld Elite
 
rudedude's Avatar
 
Date registered: Jul 2005
Vehicle: ML320,C230, F250, Bayliner, Mountain Bike, Fleetwood Motorhome etc...
Location: San Bernardino Ca
Posts: 1,832
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
all wheel drive = all wheels locked

True success is being the master of your own time.
rudedude is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 02-11-2010, 05:54 PM
BenzWorld Elite
 
Date registered: May 2006
Vehicle: 1990 190E 2.6,.... 1998 ML320, 2005 ML500SE
Location: New England
Posts: 2,734
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
It depends on what you consider locked. For all practical reasons all 4 wheels are locked however the following can exist. If the ML is in park and is on a lift you can turn any wheel so they are not truly locked. If the ML is on one jack stand and one wheel is off, the vehicle can roll. If the ML is in park and one wheel is off the ground on a jack it can roll. Remember that the ML has 3 open differentials. So depending on what you are doing it is always best to chock the wheels when working on the vehicle.
Mike
Mike's ML is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 02-11-2010, 07:37 PM
BenzWorld Elite
 
rudedude's Avatar
 
Date registered: Jul 2005
Vehicle: ML320,C230, F250, Bayliner, Mountain Bike, Fleetwood Motorhome etc...
Location: San Bernardino Ca
Posts: 1,832
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike's ML View Post
It depends on what you consider locked. For all practical reasons all 4 wheels are locked however the following can exist. If the ML is in park and is on a lift you can turn any wheel so they are not truly locked. If the ML is on one jack stand and one wheel is off, the vehicle can roll. If the ML is in park and one wheel is off the ground on a jack it can roll. Remember that the ML has 3 open differentials. So depending on what you are doing it is always best to chock the wheels when working on the vehicle.
Mike
I guess I have to preface everything here...

If you ever jack up any wheel of ANY vehicle, the vehicle should be properly chocked and the parking brake should be applied.

I thought he was talking about parking not jacking it up to work on it.....

True success is being the master of your own time.
rudedude is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 02-11-2010, 11:23 PM
BenzWorld Elite
 
FAR888's Avatar
 
Date registered: Mar 2007
Vehicle: 2002 ML55 AMG, 1999 C280
Posts: 4,713
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by rudedude View Post
I guess I have to preface everything here.......
If it's any consolation rudedude, I thought you gave an appropriate answer to the specific question asked by the original poster.
FAR888 is offline  
#6 (permalink) Old 02-12-2010, 02:46 AM
BenzWorld Elite
 
Witek_M's Avatar
 
Date registered: Sep 2008
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 3,499
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
OP question is out of context. My answer is NONE. Putting vehicle in Park does not lock any of the wheels.

1972 280SEL 4.5
1999 ML320
2000 E320
Witek_M is offline  
#7 (permalink) Old 02-12-2010, 03:22 AM
BenzWorld Elite
 
FAR888's Avatar
 
Date registered: Mar 2007
Vehicle: 2002 ML55 AMG, 1999 C280
Posts: 4,713
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Witek_M View Post
OP question is out of context. My answer is NONE. Putting vehicle in Park does not lock any of the wheels.
Witek, this is not meant as a challenge/dispute of what you have said above but I find that when my truck is on an incline and the transmission is in PARK, the truck will not move.

Could one not say therefore that the wheels have been 'locked'?

What stops the truck from moving?

ps.

On a lighter note and not wishing to engage in an English language debate, HOW could the OP's question be out of context?

'Context' means: the text in which a word or passage appears and which helps ascertain its meaning; the surroundings, circumstances, environment, background or settings which determine, specify, or clarify the meaning of an event

If the post was an ORIGINAL post how could it be out of 'context'?
FAR888 is offline  
#8 (permalink) Old 02-12-2010, 03:49 AM
BenzWorld Elite
 
Witek_M's Avatar
 
Date registered: Sep 2008
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 3,499
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
As English is not my first language I may goof up at times. Sorry.

Let me rephrase: OP question lacks context.

1972 280SEL 4.5
1999 ML320
2000 E320
Witek_M is offline  
#9 (permalink) Old 02-12-2010, 06:50 AM
BenzWorld Elite
 
Date registered: May 2006
Vehicle: 1990 190E 2.6,.... 1998 ML320, 2005 ML500SE
Location: New England
Posts: 2,734
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by rudedude View Post
I guess I have to preface everything here...

If you ever jack up any wheel of ANY vehicle, the vehicle should be properly chocked and the parking brake should be applied.

I thought he was talking about parking not jacking it up to work on it.....
I agree with chocking when jacking any vehicle. An example of a properly chocked vehicle is shown below.

How many wheels does the parking brake wheel lock, 2 or 4?

If you park an ML on a steep incling and one wheel is on ice or very loose gravel the ML can slide even though the other 3 wheels are on solid ground and the ML is in park.

My intent was to give the OP a better understanding of the way an ML works. It may have been important to what he was trying to accomplish since he did not state Why he was asking the question.


Mike
Attached Images
 

Last edited by Mike's ML; 02-12-2010 at 06:52 AM.
Mike's ML is offline  
#10 (permalink) Old 02-12-2010, 06:54 AM
BenzWorld Elite
 
FAR888's Avatar
 
Date registered: Mar 2007
Vehicle: 2002 ML55 AMG, 1999 C280
Posts: 4,713
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Talking

Mike,

Is that you working on the 2010 BMW X5?
FAR888 is offline  
Reply

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Vans/Trucks/SUV/Others > W163 M-Class


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Topic Author Forum Replies Last Post
Gear Shifter Locked In Park-2004 SL500 Little Lou R230 SL Class 13 05-14-2014 12:58 PM
Locked doors but 1 door (driver side) is not locked d52232dole W210 E-Class 13 09-29-2007 06:06 AM
Repair Question - Tranny Locked in Park Glen H R170 SLK Class 1 12-20-2006 07:00 PM
I need help!!!! rears wheels locked up after putting on new wheels?? amgmbnz The Discount Tire Direct Tire, Wheel, Brake & Suspension 1 04-14-2003 09:48 AM
320 Locked in "Park" 300 miles from a dealership! JKJ W163 M-Class 3 08-22-2002 05:24 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome