06 Mercedes Benz C230 SPORT V6

Tiny
ROBB69
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  • 2006 MERCEDES BENZ
I am trying to change my brake pads in front and can't get them out. It looks like there is 2 hex screws on it that when I losen them brake fluid leaks out. I need to find out how to take it off?
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Monday, November 26th, 2007 AT 12:31 PM

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Tiny
MERLIN2021
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Those two hex bolts hold the two halfs of the caliper together! The caliper does not need to come off if you are not changing rotors! There are two pins that go thru the caliper and pads, remove the hardware and you will see them! You may need to bleed that caliper if the pedal does not pump up! I would have thought a Benz owner PAID someone else to do this?
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Monday, November 26th, 2007 AT 3:14 PM
Tiny
MERLIN2021
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I ain't gonna pay someone $ 800+ dealer to do! Any diagram available? It's leaking brake fluid oil but I took it off from the back. Thanks any more tips are appreciated. I am making donation when I get paid !
Rob
Best I can do is an 05 diagram...


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_Caliper_2.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_Caliper2_1.jpg


Should be the top one, but may be the bottom!
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Tuesday, November 27th, 2007 AT 12:37 PM
Tiny
GREGWARNER
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Be sure you are removing the caliper mounting bolts from the backing plate, not the bolts securing the caliper halves.

You need to take the pressure off the pads by prying the pads away from the rotor so you can remove them and/or the caliper.

My experience with the brakes on the C-Class are that they wear the rotors quite a bit, making it necessary to either have the rotors surfaced at an auto parts store, or replacing them with new. If you are lucky, they aren't so bad that they can be surfaced. I think the limit is.100 that can be taken off.

If you waited unitil the warning came up on the instrument panel, then you will for sure need to replace the sensor that goes into the brake pads. Don't try and re use the old one, as it will continue to give you a warning message.

Check to be sure the pads you buy have the hole drilled in them for the sensor. If not, you can carefully drill a hole using the old brake pads as a guide.
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Tuesday, November 27th, 2007 AT 1:58 PM
Tiny
MERLIN2021
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Gregg you are too late, he has already created a leak!
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Tuesday, November 27th, 2007 AT 1:59 PM

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