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I have a 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis ,took off 26" wheels and replaced with original wheel 16" now car will not move while in gear,started to go in reverse then felt like brakes locked up now wont move

Removing over sized wheel's (26") back to original (16") now car will not move. wheel's are not rubbing on anything at all.

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Are you sure there wasn't any other changes made to accomadate the over size wheels ? if so this would account for these issues

Posted on Nov 22, 2014

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    David Morales Nov 28, 2014

    thanks Steve i had to add spacers 5/16 spacers to make work..

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