When to replace the Brake Pads on your MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Brake pad set : 30000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W204) C 180 CDI (204.000), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W204) C 200 CDI (204.001), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W204) C 250 CDI 4-matic (204.082), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W204) C 200 (204.048), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W204) C 200 CDI (204.007, 204.006), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W204) C 180 Kompressor (204.046), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W204) C 200 Kompressor (204.041), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W204) C 230 (204.052), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W204) C 280 (204.054), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W204) C 350 (204.056), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W204) C 230 4-matic (204.085), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W204) C 280 4-matic (204.081), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W204) C 180 Kompressor (204.044, 204.045), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W204) C 350 CGI (204.065), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W204) C 250 CDI (204.003), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W204) C 220 CDI (204.002), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W204) C 250 CGI (204.047), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W204) C 300 (204.054), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W204) C 300 4-matic (204.081), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W204) C 180 CGI (204.049), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W204) C 200 CGI (204.048), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W204) C 220 CDI (204.008), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W204) C 220 CDI 4-matic (204.084), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W204) C 220 CDI (204.002), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W204) C 180 CGI (204.031) View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change front brake pads on MERCEDES W204 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Brake Pads for C-Class Saloon (W204) and other MERCEDES-BENZ models
Tools
Replacement: brake pads – Mercedes W204. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
Nylon cleaning brush
WD-40 spray
Electronic spray
Brake cleaner
Anti-squeal paste
Ceramic grease
Torque wrench
Combination spanner #17
Drive socket # 13
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Long nose pliers
Brake caliper wind back tool
Crow bar
Wheel chock
Replacement: brake pads – Mercedes W204. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
  • 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 W204 – 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 car.
    Replacement: brake pads – Mercedes W204. Tip from AUTODOC:
    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.
  4. Step 5
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Mercedes W204
  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. Use long nose pliers.
  7. Step 8
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    Spread the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
  8. Step 9
    Clean the brake caliper fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 10
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    Unscrew the brake caliper fasteners. Use a combination spanner #17. Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
  9. Step 11
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    Remove the fastening bolts.
  10. Step 12
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    Remove the brake caliper.
    Replacement: brake pads – Mercedes W204. Tip from AUTODOC:
    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 13
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    Remove the brake pads.
    Replacement: brake pads – Mercedes W204. Tip:
    Measure the brake disc thickness. Upon reaching the wear limit the part must be replaced.
  12. Step 14
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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 W204. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.Check the brake caliper bracket, brake caliper guide pins and boots. Clean them. Replace, if necessary.
  13. Step 15
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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.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Make sure the disc surface is clean before installing the pads.
  14. Step 16
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    Install new brake pads.
  15. Step 17
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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.
  16. Step 18
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    Press in the brake caliper piston. Use brake caliper wind back tool.
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