When to replace the Brake Pads on your MERCEDES-BENZ SLK
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Brake pad set : 30000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
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The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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

All the parts you need to replace – Brake Pads for SLK (R170) and other MERCEDES-BENZ models
Tools
Replacement: brake pads – MERCEDES-BENZ SLK (R170). Tools you need:
Wire brush
Nylon cleaning brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Anti-squeal paste
Ceramic grease
Torque wrench
Drive socket # 18
HEX bit No.H5
HEX bit No.H7
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Crow bar
Tap wrench
Brake caliper wind back tool
Long nose pliers
Wheel chock
AUTODOC recommends:
  • Perform the replacement of brake pads in complete set for each axis. This provides effective braking.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for all brake pads on the same axle.
  • Please note: all work on the car – MERCEDES-BENZ SLK (R170) – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
    Open the bonnet.
    Step 2
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    Unscrew the brake fluid reservoir cap.
  2. Step 3
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
    Step 4
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    Loosen the wheel bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17. Use a tap wrench.
  3. Step 5
    Raise the car.
    Replacement: brake pads – MERCEDES-BENZ SLK (R170). Professionals recommend:
    If you are using a jack, make sure it rests on a flat surface without any unevenness.Be sure to additionally secure the car with jack stands.
    Step 6
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. MERCEDES-BENZ SLK (R170)
  4. Step 7
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    Remove the wheel.
  5. Step 8
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    Detach the brake caliper retaining spring. Use a crowbar.
  6. Step 9
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    Disconnect the brake pad wear sensor. Use long nose pliers.
  7. Step 10
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    Spread the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
  8. Step 11
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    Remove the caps from the brake caliper guide pin boots. Use a crowbar.
  9. Step 12
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    Unscrew the brake caliper fasteners. Use HEX No.H7. Use a ratchet wrench.
  10. Step 13
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    Remove the brake caliper.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    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.
  11. Step 14
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    Remove the brake pads.
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    Measure the brake disc thickness. Upon reaching the wear limit the part must be replaced.
  12. Step 15
    Clean the brake caliper bracket from dirt and dust. Use a wire brush. Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.Check the brake caliper bracket, brake caliper guide pins and boots. Clean them. Replace, if necessary.
    Step 16
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    Treat the brake caliper piston. Use a nylon cleaning brush. Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  13. Step 17
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    Press in the brake caliper piston. Use brake caliper wind back tool.
  14. Step 18
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    Treat the brake pads in the area where their surface comes into contact with the brake caliper bracket. Use anti-squeal paste.
    Replacement: brake pads – MERCEDES-BENZ SLK (R170). AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Make sure the disc surface is clean before installing the pads.
  15. Step 19
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    Install new brake pads.
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