When to replace the Brake Discs on your MERCEDES-BENZ SLK
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Brake disc : 50000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
MERCEDES-BENZ SLK (R170) 230 (170.449), MERCEDES-BENZ SLK (R170) 230 Kompressor (170.449), MERCEDES-BENZ SLK (R170) 200 Kompressor (170.444), MERCEDES-BENZ SLK (R170) 200 Kompressor (170.445), MERCEDES-BENZ SLK (R170) 230 Kompressor (170.447), MERCEDES-BENZ SLK (R170) 200 (170.435) View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

This video shows the replacement procedure of a similar car part on another vehicle

Tools
Replacement: brake discs – MERCEDES-BENZ SLK (R170). List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
Nylon cleaning brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Torque wrench
Drive socket # 12
Drive socket # 18
Torx bit T30
Wheel impact socket #17
Brake caliper wind back tool
Ratchet wrench
Tap wrench
Impact screwdriver
Crow bar
Round-nose pliers
Wheel chock
Replacement: brake discs – MERCEDES-BENZ SLK (R170). Tip from AUTODOC:
  • Replace the brake disks on the car MERCEDES-BENZ SLK (R170) in complete set for each axis. Regardless of the state of components. This will ensure even braking.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for both brake disks on the same axle.
  • When changing the brake discs, always replace the brake pads.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: brake discs – MERCEDES-BENZ SLK (R170). Recommended sequence of steps:
  1. Step 1
    Open the bonnet. Unscrew the brake fluid reservoir cap.
    Step 2
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. Step 3
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  3. Step 4
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 5
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: brake discs – MERCEDES-BENZ SLK (R170). Tip:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  4. Step 6
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    Remove the wheel.
  5. Step 7
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    Detach the connector of the brake pad wear sensor. Use round-nose pliers.
  6. Step 8
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    Clean the brake caliper fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  7. Step 9
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    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening. Use a drive socket #12. Use a ratchet wrench.
  8. Step 10
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    Spread the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
  9. Step 11
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    Remove the brake caliper.
    Replacement: brake discs – MERCEDES-BENZ SLK (R170). Professionals recommend:
    Tie the caliper to the suspension or to the body with a wire without disconnecting from the brake hose to prevent depressurization of the brake system.Make sure that the brake caliper is not hanging on the brake hose.Don't press the brake pedal after the brake caliper has been removed. As a result, the piston can fall out from the brake cylinder, and brake fluid leakage and depressurization of the system may occur. Check the brake caliper bracket, brake caliper guide pins and boots. Clean them. Replace, if necessary.
  10. Step 12
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    Remove the brake pads.
  11. Step 13
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    Clean the brake caliper bracket fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  12. Step 14
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    Unscrew the caliper bracket fastening. Use a drive socket #18. Use a tap wrench. Use a ratchet wrench.
  13. Step 15
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    Remove the caliper bracket.
  14. Step 16
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    Clean the brake disc fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  15. Step 17
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    Unscrew the brake disc fastening. Use Torx T30. Use an impact screwdriver.
  16. Step 18
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    Remove the brake disc.
  17. Step 19
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    Clean the hub. Use a wire brush. Treat the contacting surface. Use copper grease.
  18. Step 20
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    Install the brake disc.
  19. Step 21
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    Tighten the brake disc fastening. Use Torx T30. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 9 Nm torque.
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