Mercedes Coupes/Sedans/Wagons 1974-1984 Repair Guide

Brake Pads

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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



See Figures 1 through 6

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Fig. Fig. 1: Typical rear disc brake system



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Fig. Fig. 2: To remove the rear disc brake pads, spray an evaporative cleaner on the parts before disassembly



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Fig. Fig. 3: 1. Locking eye 2. Retaining pin Remove the locking eyes from the end of the retaining pins ...



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Fig. Fig. 4: ... then remove the retaining pins



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Fig. Fig. 5: Remove the brake pad retaining spring



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Fig. Fig. 6: Pull the brake pads from the caliper and inspect them for wear or damage

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

The procedure for removing the rear disc brake pads is the same as for front disc brake pads. Use the instructions given under "Front Disc Brake Pad Removal and Installation," with the accompanying illustrations.

 
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