Mercedes Coupes/Sedans/Wagons 1974-1984 Repair Guide

Brake Caliper

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CAUTION
Brake pads may contain asbestos, which has been determined to be a cancer causing agent. Wear an approved filter mask or respirator whenever working around brakes, to avoid inhaling dust from any brake surface. Never clean brake components with compressed air! instead, use a commercially available brake cleaning fluid.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Floating calipers are used only on the front brakes of certain models. All models use fixed calipers on the rear brakes.

See Figures 1 and 2

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Fig. Fig. 1: To remove the rear brake caliper, pull it off the rotor after loosening the caliper mounting bolts



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Fig. Fig. 2: After removing the caliper, support it with a piece of mechanic's wire. Dont let it hang by the hose

Use the procedure given under "Front Brake Caliper Removal and Installation." Some rear brake calipers have no disc run-out compensating feature. These calipers can only be installed on vehicles where the rear axle shaft is supported on grooved ball bearings. Calipers with a compensating feature may be installed on axles with grooved ball bearings or self-aligning bearings.

OVERHAUL



Floating calipers are used only on the front brakes of certain models. All models use fixed calipers on the rear brakes.

Rear disc brake caliper overhaul procedures are the same as those given for front disc brake caliper overhaul.

 
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