When to replace the Brake Pads on your MERCEDES-BENZ A-CLASS
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Brake pad set : 30000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 210 (168.035, 168.135), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 140 (168.031, 168.131), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 160 CDI (168.006), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 190 (168.032, 168.132), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 170 CDI (168.008), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 160 CDI (168.007), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 160 (168.033, 168.133), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 140 (168.031, 168.131) View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change front brake pads on MERCEDES W168 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: brake pads – Mercedes W168. Tools you need:
Wire brush
Nylon cleaning brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Electronic spray
Copper grease
Anti-squeal paste
Torque wrench
Drive socket # 12
Wheel impact socket #17
Brake caliper wind back tool
Ratchet wrench
Round-nose pliers
Crow bar
Wheel chock
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. 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:
    Important! Hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Mercedes W168
  5. Step 6
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    Remove the wheel.
  6. Step 7
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    Disconnect the brake pad wear sensor wire.
  7. Step 8
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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.
  8. Step 9
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    Clean the brake caliper fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  9. Step 10
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    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening. Use a drive socket #12. Use a ratchet wrench.
  10. Step 11
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    Spread the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
  11. Step 12
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    Remove the brake caliper.
    Replacement: brake pads – Mercedes W168. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    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.
  12. Step 13
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    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.
  13. Step 14
    Remove the brake pad wear sensor from the brake pad.
    Step 15
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    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.
  14. Step 16
    Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Mercedes W168 2002 A 190 1.9 (168.032, 168.132) Brake Pads
    Treat the brake caliper piston. Use a nylon cleaning brush. Use a brake cleaner.
    Replacement: brake pads – Mercedes W168. Professionals recommend:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  15. Step 17
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    Press in the brake caliper piston. Use brake caliper wind back tool.
  16. 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 W168. Tip from AUTODOC:
    Make sure the disc surface is clean before installing the pads.
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