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 pads – Mercedes W168. List of the tools you'll need:
Replacement: brake pads – Mercedes W168. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Anti-squeal paste
Copper grease
Drive socket # 12
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Brake caliper wind back tool
Flat Screwdriver
Crow bar
Wheel chock
All the parts you need to replace – Brake Pads for A-Class (W168) and other MERCEDES-BENZ models
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Brake Pad Set, disc brake
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MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 160 (168.033, 168.133)
Replacement: brake pads – Mercedes W168. AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • 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 W168 – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. How to change Brake Pads 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 Pads - 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 Pads replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 3
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
  4. Changing Brake Pads on MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 170 CDI 1.7 (168.008) 2000 by yourself
    Step 4
    Raise the front 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 Pads - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 5
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: brake pads – Mercedes W168. Tip:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  6. How to replace Brake Pads 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 Pads replacement on Mercedes W168 A 160 CDI 1.7 (168.006) 2003 - download illustrated guide
    Step 7
    Clean the brake caliper fasteners.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
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    Step 8
    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening.Use a drive socket #12.Use a ratchet wrench.
  9. Changing of Brake Pads on Mercedes W168 1997 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 9
    Spread the brake pads.Use a crowbar.
  10. MERCEDES-BENZ A-CLASS A 160 CDI 1.7 (168.007) Brake Pads replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 10
    Remove the brake caliper.
    Replacement: brake pads – Mercedes W168. 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.Check the brake caliper bracket, brake caliper guide pins and boots. Clean them. Replace, if necessary.
  11. Replacing Brake Pads on Mercedes W168 1999 A 140 1.4 (168.031, 168.131) by yourself
    Step 11
    Remove the brake pads.
    Replacement: brake pads – Mercedes W168. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Measure the brake disc thickness. Upon reaching the wear limit the part must be replaced.
  12. A-Class (W168) A 190 1.9 (168.032, 168.132) 2000 Brake Pads DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 12
    Clean the brake caliper bracket from dirt and dust.Use a wire brush.Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: brake pads – Mercedes W168. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  13. How to change Brake Pads on MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) 2001 - tips and tricks
    Step 13
    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 W168. Professionals recommend:
    Make sure the disc surface is clean before installing the pads.
  14. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Mercedes W168 2002 A 190 1.9 (168.032, 168.132) Brake Pads
    Step 14
    Install new brake pads.
    Replacement: brake pads – Mercedes W168. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Make sure the pads are installed with linings facing the disc.
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    Step 15
    Treat the brake caliper piston.Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: brake pads – Mercedes W168. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  16. How to change Brake Pads on Mercedes W168 1997 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 16
    Press in the brake caliper piston.Use brake caliper wind back tool.
  17. How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 140 1.4 (168.031, 168.131) 1998 Brake Pads - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 17
    Install the brake caliper and fix it.Use a flat screwdriver.Use a drive socket #12.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 35 Nm torque.
  18. Mercedes W168 A 170 CDI 1.7 (168.009, 168.109) 1999 Brake Pads replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 18
    Treat the surface where the brake disc contacts the wheel rim. Use copper grease.
  19. Changing Brake Pads on MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 170 CDI 1.7 (168.008) 2000 by yourself
    Step 19
    Clean the brake disk surface.Use a brake cleaner.
    Replacement: brake pads – Mercedes W168. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
    Step 20
    Install the wheel.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while screwing in the fastening bolts. Mercedes W168
  20. How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ A-CLASS A 190 1.9 (168.032, 168.132) 2001 Brake Pads - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 21
    Screw in the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
  21. How to replace Brake Pads on MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) 2002: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 22
    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.
  22. How hard is it to do yourself: Brake Pads replacement on Mercedes W168 A 160 CDI 1.7 (168.006) 2003 - download illustrated guide
    Step 23
    Remove the jacks and chocks.
    Replacement: brake pads – Mercedes W168. AUTODOC recommends:
    Check the brake fluid level in the expansion tank and refill if necessary.
  23. Need to know how to renew Brake Pads on MERCEDES-BENZ A-CLASS ? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Step 24
    Tighten the brake fluid reservoir cap. Close the hood.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Mercedes W168 – Press the brake pedal several times with the engine shut down until you feel the resistance built up.Slow down smoothly for first 150-200 km after the brake pads replacement. Avoid unneccessary and sharp braking to a stop.
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