Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 160 (168.033, 168.133)

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Replacement: brake drum – Mercedes W168. Tools you'll need:
Replacement: brake drum – Mercedes W168. Tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Copper grease
Torx bit T30
HEX bit no.H6.
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Flat Screwdriver
Wheel chock
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MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 160 (168.033, 168.133)
Replacement: brake drum – Mercedes W168. AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • Replace the brake drums on Mercedes W168 in pair for the rear axle. Disregarding the parts state. It ensures even braking.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the right and left brake drums on the same axle.
  • When replacing the brake drums, be sure to also change the brake shoes.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: brake drum – Mercedes W168. Recommended sequence of steps:
  1. How to change Brake Drum on Mercedes W168 1997 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 1
    Open the bonnet.Unscrew the brake fluid reservoir cap.
  2. How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 140 1.4 (168.031, 168.131) 1998 Brake Drum - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 2
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  3. Mercedes W168 A 170 CDI 1.7 (168.009, 168.109) 1999 Brake Drum replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 3
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
  4. Changing Brake Drum on MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 170 CDI 1.7 (168.008) 2000 by yourself
    Step 4
    Raise the rear of the car and secure on supports.
  5. How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ A-CLASS A 190 1.9 (168.032, 168.132) 2001 Brake Drum - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 5
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Mercedes W168
  6. How to replace Brake Drum on MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) 2002: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 6
    Remove the wheel.
  7. How hard is it to do yourself: Brake Drum replacement on Mercedes W168 A 160 CDI 1.7 (168.006) 2003 - download illustrated guide
    Step 7
    Clean the brake drum fasteners.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
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    Step 8
    Unscrew the brake drum fastening.Use HEX No.H6.Use a ratchet wrench.
  9. Changing of Brake Drum on Mercedes W168 1997 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 9
    Remove the brake drum.Use a rubber mallet.
    Replacement: brake drum – Mercedes W168. Tip:
    Examine the brake shoes. Replace them if needed.
  10. MERCEDES-BENZ A-CLASS A 160 CDI 1.7 (168.007) Brake Drum replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 10
    Clean the hub.Use a wire brush.Treat the contacting surface.Use copper grease.
  11. Replacing Brake Drum on Mercedes W168 1999 A 140 1.4 (168.031, 168.131) by yourself
    Step 11
    Install a brake drum.
  12. A-Class (W168) A 190 1.9 (168.032, 168.132) 2000 Brake Drum DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 12
    Tigten the brake drum fasteners.Use a flat screwdriver.Use Torx T30.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 10 Nm torque.
  13. How to change Brake Drum on MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) 2001 - tips and tricks
    Step 13
    Clean the wheel rim mounting seat. Use a wire brush.
    Step 14
    Treat the surface where the wheel rim contacts the brake drum.Use copper grease.
  14. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Mercedes W168 2002 A 190 1.9 (168.032, 168.132) Brake Drum
    Step 15
    Install the wheel.
    Replacement: brake drum – Mercedes W168. AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when screwing in the fastening bolts.
  15. DIY replacement of Brake Drum on MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 160 1.6 (168.033, 168.133) 2003 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 16
    Screw in the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
  16. How to change Brake Drum on Mercedes W168 1997 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 17
    Lower the car and working in a cross order, tighten the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 120 nm torque.
  17. How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 140 1.4 (168.031, 168.131) 1998 Brake Drum - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 18
    Remove the jacks and chocks.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Replacement: brake drum – Mercedes W168. Check the brake fluid level in the reservoir and top up if necessary.
  18. Mercedes W168 A 170 CDI 1.7 (168.009, 168.109) 1999 Brake Drum replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 19
    Tighten the brake fluid reservoir cap. Close the hood.
  19. Changing Brake Drum on MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 170 CDI 1.7 (168.008) 2000 by yourself
    Step 20
    Adjust the gap between the brake shoes and the drum on Mercedes W168, pressing the brake pedal 10-15 times.
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