Brake Pad Replacement – Front

Feb 17, 2011 by

Brake Pad Replacement – Front
Step 8: Re-assemble is the reverse order. Note the T-40 bolt from the sensor receptor needs Loctite.
Before driving the car, depress the brake pedal slowly several times to seat the pads. Be gentle on the brakes for the first 100-200 miles.

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  1. Hi! I changed my brake pads following your guide! It’s very thorough and specific! Thanks for such a great job! It’s really easy to do. Rather than spending $170+ for this simple job it’s better to get your hands dirty for 30-45 minutes (if you have all the right tools). The only thing I would suggest is to add a few lines to your guide regarding “squeezing the caliper piston”. If you don’t want your brake fluid to overflow, you should squeeze the piston really slow!! I would suggest one person stand and look at the brake fluid reservoir and guiding the one who squeezes it. In my case I totally forgot about that and my brake fluid overflew and now I have to check the compression level and refill it. Other than that it’s a great guide! As far as for rear brake pads, people can follow this guide: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4vdtSXjn5Y
    Don’t worry, SLK 230 brake pads are changed the same way!
    I changed all four and didn’t have any problems!

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      Thanks and you’re correct about squeezing slowly to compress the piston. Yes, the rear pads are even easier!

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