Mercedes Coupes/Sedans/Wagons 1974-1984 Repair Guide

Front Cable

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION 190D and 190E Models



  1. Disconnect the return spring at the cable control compensator.
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  3. Unbolt the brake cable from the intermediate lever and pull the cable away.
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  5. Remove the parking brake lever.
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  7. Loosen the brake cable at the lever and then pull it out toward the rear, through the floor.
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  9. Installation is in the reverse order of removal.
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230, 240D, 280, 280C, 280CE, 300D, 300CD and 300TD Models

  1. Remove the spring from the equalizer.
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  3. Back off the adjusting screw completely.
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  5. Detach the relay lever from the bracket on the frame and from the adjusting shackle.
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  7. Detach the cable from the relay lever by pulling the cotter pin out of the bolt.
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  9. Remove the clip from the cable guide. Remove the clips from the chassis.
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  11. Detach the brake cable from the parking brake link. Remove the clip from the cable guide and detach the brake cable from the parking brake.
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  13. Pull the cable downward from the chassis.
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  15. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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See Figure 1

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Fig. Fig. 1: To remove the front parking brake cable, back off the adjusting screw completely

380SL, 380SLC, 450SL and 450SLC Models

  1. Remove the exhaust system.
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  3. Disconnect the return spring.
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  5. Remove the bolts which attach the guide to the intermediate lever.
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  7. Remove the adjusting screw from the adjusting bracket.
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  9. Loosen the brake control cables on the intermediate lever and pull the cotter pin from the flange bolt. Remove the flange bolt.
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  11. Remove the spring clamp from the cable guide and remove the cable control from the bracket.
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  13. Remove the tunnel cover.
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  15. Disconnect the brake control from the parking brake and remove the spring clamp from the cable guide. Remove the cable control from the parking brake.
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  17. Remove the brake control cable out of the frame toward the rear.
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  19. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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All Other Models

  1. Remove the floor mat.
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  3. Remove the legroom cover (upper and lower).
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  5. Remove the air duct.
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  7. Disconnect the 4 rubber rings and lower and support the exhaust system.
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  9. Remove the shield above the exhaust pipes.
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  11. Disconnect the return spring from the bracket.
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  13. Back off the adjusting screw on the bracket.
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  15. Disconnect the intermediate lever from the adjusting bracket.
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  17. Loosen the brake cable controls on the intermediate lever while pulling the cotter pin from the flange bolt. Remove the flange bolt.
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  19. Remove the spring clip from the cable guide on the floor pan.
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  21. Disconnect the brake cable control from the parking brake bracket.
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  23. Remove the spring clip from the cable guide and remove the cable control from the parking brake.
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  25. Pull the cable away upward.
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  27. Installation is the reverse of removal. Adjust the parking brake.
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