When to replace the Brake Discs on your MERCEDES-BENZ M-CLASS
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Brake disc : 50000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
MERCEDES-BENZ M-Class (W163) ML 350, MERCEDES-BENZ M-Class (W163) ML 350 (163.157), MERCEDES-BENZ M-Class (W163) ML 500 (163.175), MERCEDES-BENZ M-Class (W163) ML 400 CDI (163.128), MERCEDES-BENZ M-Class (W163) ML 55 AMG (163.174), MERCEDES-BENZ M-Class (W163) ML 430 (163.172), MERCEDES-BENZ M-Class (W163) ML 320 (163.154) View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change front brake discs on MERCEDES ML W163 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: brake discs – Mercedes ML W163. Tools you need:
Wire brush
Nylon cleaning brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Torque wrench
Drive socket # 22
HEX bit No.H5
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Pin punch
Hammer
Tap wrench
Rubber mallet
Impact screwdriver
Brake caliper wind back tool
Crow bar
Wheel chock
AUTODOC recommends:
  • Replace the brake disks on the car Mercedes ML W163 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.
  • Please note: all work on the car – Mercedes ML W163 – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
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    Open the bonnet. Unscrew the brake fluid reservoir cap.
  2. Step 2
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
    Step 3
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  3. Step 4
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    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
  4. Step 5
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Mercedes ML W163
  5. Step 6
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    Remove the wheel.
  6. Step 7
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    Detach the connector of the brake pad wear sensor.
    Please note!
    Some cars are not equipped with the brake pad wear sensor.
  7. Step 8
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    Clean the brake caliper surface. Use a wire brush. Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: brake discs – Mercedes ML W163. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  8. Step 9
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    Remove the brake pads retaining clips. Use a pin punch. Use a hammer. Use a crowbar.
  9. Step 10
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    Remove the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
  10. Step 11
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    Clean the brake caliper bracket fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  11. Step 12
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    Unscrew the caliper bracket fastening. Use a drive socket #22. Use a ratchet wrench. Use a tap wrench.
  12. Step 13
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    Remove the brake caliper together with its bracket.
    Replacement: brake discs – Mercedes ML W163. AUTODOC experts 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.
  13. Step 14
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    Clean the brake disc fastener. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  14. Step 15
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    Unscrew the brake disc fastening. Use HEX No.H5. Use an impact screwdriver.
  15. Step 16
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    Remove the brake disc. Use a rubber mallet.
  16. Step 17
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    Clean the hub. Use a wire brush. Treat the contacting surface. Use copper grease.
  17. Step 18
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    Install the brake disc.
  18. Step 19
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    Tighten the brake disc fastening. Use HEX No.H5. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 8 Nm torque.
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