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Swapping over the brakes and rotors on my wifes 300 CE (88) and I wont have a 12 point socket big enough to remove the axle flange nut so Ill have to go buy one and was wondering if someone out there knows the size to buy.

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IIRC it is a 30mm 12 point. Leave the car in the ground when you go to loosen the nut and have a long cheater bar/pipe.

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The manual says to take off the axle flange nut to get off the rear discs. I tried without the nut off to just hammer them a bit with a plastic dead blow to no avail. so I shouldnt have to remove the nut to get them off?

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The manual says to take off the axle flange nut to get off the rear discs. I tried without the nut off to just hammer them a bit with a plastic dead blow to no avail. so I shouldnt have to remove the nut to get them off?

Bryce
Slack off your parking brakes, remove pads etc, then remove caliper, then the rotor. Read the FSM in our DIY sticky.

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Rear discs

The manual says to take off the axle flange nut to get off the rear discs. I tried without the nut off to just hammer them a bit with a plastic dead blow to no avail. so I shouldnt have to remove the nut to get them off?

Bryce

No Bryce you don't need to touch it for the task in hand.
 

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As Jayare said, you need to find out/learn how to slacken the parking shoes.
 

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Hi,

I confirm that changing the rear brake disks or the pads, or even the parking brakes DOES NOT require the axle nut to be removed or even manipulated... at least regarding a w124. I tackled with that issues few days ago, and the nuts are there to keep the rear axle shaft plugged to the wheel hub, both rotating inside the wheel hub-carrier. Now, what do you call "rotor"?
I confirm also that on my s124, the nut is a 30mm 12 points.

Jean-Louis
 

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Is this what you are trying to accomplish?


It is a very handy video for a first timer (like myself)

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Reading the first message, I would say "yes" but Bryce will confirm.
Changing the disks is not that difficult, you are right.
Usually, the little screw keeping the disk close to the wheel hub is by far too much screwed in... which is unecessary.
Apart from that irritating issue, almost no difficulty at all.

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There is nothing in the video about setting the shoes. That vehicle was not ready for the road when it was lowered.
Or any indication to someone unsure, how to slacken the shoes.
The only sight of the adjuster is at 6.56 till 7.58.
 

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It's coming from your side of the pond. You should take it up with them. These guys are generally very good with their videos though.

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