How To Change Mercedes-Benz Brake Pads

The first thing you should know about changing out Mercedes-Benz brake pads is that you shouldn’t do it unless you’re a qualified mechanic with all of the right tools and an area conducive to working on a car. That aside, here, we are going to run through the steps that would be taken to change out the brake pads on a standard Mercedes-Benz. Keep in mind, however, that parts, procedures, etc. can vary from vehicle to vehicle depending on the model, year, etc.

If you don’t feel comfortable changing the brake pads on your used or new Mercedes-Benz, never fear. Mercedes-Benz of Huntington will be happy to assist you.

Now, let’s get to that brake pad change out.

Rear Brake Pad Change Out

For most Mercedes-Benz models including R, GL, ML, CL, CLK, E, S, and C – from 2006 to 2017 – this guideline applies. To assist you, here is a picture tutorial for rear wheel brake pad replacement.

  • Jack up the car after parking it on a level surface and remove the wear wheels.
  • Use a flat head screwdriver to remove the metal clip. Toward the front of the car, push the bracket to remove it.
  • To secure the caliper on the bracket, two bolts are used. Locate those. (To see them, you’ll need to remove two small caps.) You’ll see the caliper bolts once you remove the bolts. These can be either T 45 or T 40 bolts, which may require a 10 mm Allen wrench.
  • Next, the brake pad wear sensor must be unplugged.
  • From the bracket, you can now remove the calip
  • Using a brake pad spreader, into the brake caliper, push the piston. (You may want to check the owner’s manual because, in some cases, you’ll need the rear brakes in the service position if you have an electronic parking brake.)
  • Securing the rear wheel assembly’s bracket are two 18 mm bolts. You’ll need to remove these if you’re changing the rotors. From the rotor, remove the T 30 screw. The rear parking brake can now be released.
  • You can remove the rotor once you remove the screw.
  • Clear any rust or debris from the bracket and the rear hub.
  • The new Mercedes rear disc can now be installed and then the rotor-securing bolt.
  • Install the bracket. The 18 mm bolt should be torqued to specification.
  • On the new brake pads, install the new Mercedes wear brake sensor.
  • The new brake pads can now be installed. On the sliding brake pad area and the back of the brake pads, don’t forget to apply anti-squeal grease. Also, apply to guide pins.
  • Onto the bracket, slide the calip To specification, tighten the guide pins.
  • The brake pad wear sensor should now be connected. Put the tire back on and snug up the lug nuts.

A slightly different process is used for the front brake pad replacement (click the hyperlink).

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