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Help Couple of questions - Wheels removal and dodgy window

On my 156 2001 Sportswagon.

Tried to remove the front wheel the other day. Loosened all the nuts, jacked it up, removed nuts but wheel wouldn't pull off - am I missing something?

Second question.

When I bought the car the rear passenger electric window didn't work. So before giving it over to a garage, I thought I'd take a look to see if it was anything obvious.

Everything looked fine, no obvious broken wires etc. Took the motor off, wired it back - and hit the switch, nothing. Took the motor apart and cleaned it, and it worked fine, and found one of the poer clip terminals was very dirty so reckon that was the problem.

Now when I took the motor off, the drum with the operating wire came out and it all unwound. So when putting it all back, I rewound it ( too full tension ). It all seemed pretty logical, if a bit fiddly.

Anyway, I then tried it out and in now winds down fine, but wont wind up - although it is trying too.

Any ideas on these points?

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Re: Couple of questions - Wheels removal and dodgy window

not sure with the window...but the wheel just needs a bit of brute force...a swift kick

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Re: Couple of questions - Wheels removal and dodgy window

RE the wheels, there are a number of ways of releasing them including loosening the bolts enough to let the wheel move and then lowering the jack and letting the weight of the car break the seal. Another is to belt the inside of the wheel with a hammer having inserted a piece of wood between your precious alloys and the hammer head!
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Re: Couple of questions - Wheels removal and dodgy window

A big rubber mallet, 12 from B&Q is what you need.

Nothing else shifts mine.
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Re: Couple of questions - Wheels removal and dodgy window

Yes... lower the jack VEEEEERY carefully with no bolts in the wheel, so it dislodges. It's probably corrosion between ally and steel hub.

When you're done, clean off the wheel and hub with a wire brush and then re-assemble it with copper grease on any point where they touch.

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