2005 Mercedes Benz C230

  • 2005 MERCEDES BENZ C230
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • 35,000 MILES
I need to replace my front brake pads on my 2005 c230 sport kompressor, I need to know all the process and the tools that I need?
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Wednesday, March 11th, 2009 AT 11:03 AM

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You will need the following tools to perform this job.
1. Flat head screw
2. Thin round and long punch (small enough to fit in the retainer holes at the top of the caliper)
3. Hammer
4. Anti squeek for the back of the brake pads (available at auto parts stores)

Once you have removed the wheels start at one side and with your punch and hammer punch the two retaining pins out of the caliper. You will punch them from the outside of the caliper to the inside. With the retaining pins removed use your screw driver to pry against the pads one at a time. You will be prying between the pad and the rotor and are collapsing the brake piston so you can install the new pad. Once you have collapsed the brake piston on one pad replace it with the new one. (Note coat back of pad with anti squeek prior to install) Repaet this for the second pad. Once both have been replaced reinstall your retaining pins by using a your hammer in punch to install them from the inside of the caliper to the outside. Repaet this process of the other wheel. Once both have been replaced get in the vehicle and start it. Leaving it in park pump the brakes several times to seat the pads. You will feel the pedal get harder after pumping indicating that the pads have seated. Test driving the vehicle after words for a couple miles is a good way to seat the pads fully. Drive at regular speeds making a hard stop a couple times while driving.
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Monday, March 16th, 2009 AT 12:01 PM

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