When to replace the Hand brake Cable on your MERCEDES-BENZ 123 SERIES
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Hand brake cable : 40000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 200 T (124.080), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 200 T (124.080), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 200 TE (124.081), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 200 TE, MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 230 TE Cat (124.083), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 230 TE (124.083), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 300 TE 4-matic (124.290), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 300 TE (124.090), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 300 TE (124.090), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 300 TE 4-matic (124.290), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 200 T D (124.180), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 200 T D (124.180), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 250 T D (124.185), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 250 T D (124.185), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 300 T D (124.190), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 300 T D (124.190), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 300 T D (124.190), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 300 T Turbo-D 4-matic (124.393), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 300 T Turbo-D 4-matic (124.393), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 300 TE-24 (124.091), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 260 TE FGST., MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 260 TE FGST., MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 220 TE (124.082), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 300 T Turbo-D, MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 300 T Turbo-D (124.193), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 320 TE (124.092), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 280 TE (124.088), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 200 TE (124.079), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 230 TE (124.083), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 200 E, MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 300 TD T, MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 250 TD Turbo (124.188), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 300 TE-24 (124.091) View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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

Tools
Replacement: hand brake cable – MERCEDES-BENZ KOMBI Estate (S124). List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
All-purpose cleaning spray
Ceramic grease
Torque wrench
Combination spanner #17
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 17
HEX bit No.H5
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Flat Screwdriver
Pin punch
Hammer
Tap wrench
Long nose pliers
Crow bar
Wheel chock
Replacement: hand brake cable – MERCEDES-BENZ KOMBI Estate (S124). AUTODOC recommends:
  • Replace the parking brake cables in pairs.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: hand brake cable – MERCEDES-BENZ KOMBI Estate (S124). Recommended sequence of steps:
  1. Step 1
    Open the bonnet.
    Step 2
    How to change Hand brake Cable on Mercedes S124 (W124) 1985 - free PDF and video manuals
    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.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    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
    Mercedes S124 (W124) 300 3.0 Turbo Diesel (124.193) 1987 Hand brake Cable replacement: free workshop manuals
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: hand brake cable – MERCEDES-BENZ KOMBI Estate (S124). AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  4. Step 7
    Changing Hand brake Cable on MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 300 D 3.0 (124.190) 1988 by yourself
    Remove the wheel.
  5. Step 8
    How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ 123 SERIES 230 TE 2.3 (124.083) 1989 Hand brake Cable - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Clean the brake pad guide pins. Use a wire brush. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  6. Step 9
    How to replace Hand brake Cable on MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 1990: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Remove the brake pad guide pins. Use a pin punch. Use a hammer.
  7. Step 10
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    Remove the retaining spring of the brake pads.
  8. Step 11
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    Spread the brake pads. Use a crowbar (2 pieces).
  9. Step 12
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    Remove the brake pads.
  10. Step 13
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    Clean the brake caliper fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  11. Step 14
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    Unscrew the brake caliper fasteners. Use a combination spanner #17.
  12. Step 15
    W124 Estate (S124) 230 TE 2.3 (124.083) 1987 Hand brake Cable DIY replacement workshop manual
    Remove the fastening bolts.
  13. Step 16
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    Remove the brake caliper.
    Replacement: hand brake cable – MERCEDES-BENZ KOMBI Estate (S124). Professionals 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.
  14. Step 17
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    Clean the brake disc fastener. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  15. Step 18
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    Unscrew the brake disc fasteners. Use HEX No.H5. Use a ratchet wrench.
  16. Step 19
    How to change Hand brake Cable on Mercedes S124 (W124) 1985 - free PDF and video manuals
    Remove the fastening bolt.
  17. Step 20
    How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 250 D 2.5 (124.185) 1986 Hand brake Cable - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Release the parking brake adjuster. Use a flat screwdriver.
  18. Step 21
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    Remove the brake disc.
  19. Step 22
    Changing Hand brake Cable on MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 300 D 3.0 (124.190) 1988 by yourself
    Remove the lower brake shoe return spring. Use a flat screwdriver.
  20. Step 23
    How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ 123 SERIES 230 TE 2.3 (124.083) 1989 Hand brake Cable - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Remove the hold-down springs of the parking brake shoes. Use long nose pliers.
  21. Step 24
    How to replace Hand brake Cable on MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 1990: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Remove the parking brake shoes.
  22. Step 25
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    Clean the fastener connecting the parking brake cable to the rear knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  23. Step 26
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the parking brake cable to the rear knuckle. Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
  24. Step 27
    Changing of Hand brake Cable on Mercedes S124 (W124) 1993 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Remove the fastening bolt.
  25. Step 28
    MERCEDES-BENZ 123 SERIES 250 D 2.5 (124.185) Hand brake Cable replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Remove the pin connecting the cable to the parking brake shoe shackle. Use long nose pliers.
  26. Step 29
    Replacing Hand brake Cable on Mercedes S124 (W124) 1986 250 D 2.5 (124.185) by yourself
    Remove the parking brake shoe shackle.
  27. Step 30
    W124 Estate (S124) 230 TE 2.3 (124.083) 1987 Hand brake Cable DIY replacement workshop manual
    Clean the parking brake cable adjuster. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  28. Step 31
    How to change Hand brake Cable on MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 1988 - tips and tricks
    Loosen the parking brake cable adjuster. Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
  29. Step 32
    Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Mercedes S124 (W124) 1989 230 TE 2.3 (124.083) Hand brake Cable
    Clean the retainer connecting the parking brake cable to the car body. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  30. Step 33
    DIY replacement of Hand brake Cable on MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 300 TE 3.0 (124.090) 1990 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Remove the retainer connecting the parking brake cable to the car body. Use a crowbar.
  31. Step 34
    How to change Hand brake Cable on Mercedes S124 (W124) 1985 - free PDF and video manuals
    Remove the parking brake cable.
  32. Step 35
    How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 250 D 2.5 (124.185) 1986 Hand brake Cable - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Clean the parking brake cable mounting seats. Use a wire brush. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  33. Step 36
    Mercedes S124 (W124) 300 3.0 Turbo Diesel (124.193) 1987 Hand brake Cable replacement: free workshop manuals
    Install a new parking brake cable. Use a hammer.
  34. Step 37
    Changing Hand brake Cable on MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 300 D 3.0 (124.190) 1988 by yourself
    Install the retainer connecting the parking brake cable to the car body.
  35. Step 38
    How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ 123 SERIES 230 TE 2.3 (124.083) 1989 Hand brake Cable - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Install the pin connecting the cable to the parking brake shoe shackle.
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