When to replace the Hand brake Cable on your MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Hand brake cable : 40000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W124) E 250 D (124.126, 124.129), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W124) E 300 D (124.131), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W124) E 200 (124.019), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W124) E 220 (124.022), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W124) E 280 (124.029), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W124) E 280 (124.028), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W124) E 200 D (124.120), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W124) E 250 Turbo-D (124.128), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W124) E 300 Turbo-D 4-matic (124.333), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W124) E 300 Turbo-D (124.133), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W124) E 300 4-matic (124.230) View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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All the parts you need to replace – Hand brake Cable for E-Class Saloon (W124) and other MERCEDES-BENZ models
Tools
Replacement: hand brake cable – Mercedes W124. 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 W124. AUTODOC recommends:
  • Replace the parking brake cables in pairs.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: hand brake cable – Mercedes W124. Recommended sequence of steps:
  1. Step 1
    How to change Hand brake Cable on Mercedes E Class W124 1993 - free PDF and video manuals
    Open the bonnet.
  2. Step 2
    How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W124) E 250 D 2.5 (124.126, 124.129) 1994 Hand brake Cable - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Unscrew the brake fluid reservoir cap.
  3. Step 3
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
    Step 4
    Mercedes E Class W124 E 300 D 3.0 (124.131) 1995 Hand brake Cable replacement: free workshop manuals
    Loosen the wheel bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17. Use a tap wrench.
  4. Step 5
    Changing Hand brake Cable on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W124) E 220 2.2 (124.022) 1996 by yourself
    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.
  5. Step 6
    How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS E 200 D 2.0 (124.120) 1993 Hand brake Cable - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: hand brake cable – Mercedes W124. AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  6. Step 7
    How to replace Hand brake Cable on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W124) 1994: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Remove the wheel.
  7. Step 8
    How hard is it to do yourself: Hand brake Cable replacement on Mercedes E Class W124 E 250 2.5 Turbo Diesel (124.128) 1995 - download illustrated guide
    Clean the brake pad guide pins. Use a wire brush. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  8. Step 9
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    Remove the brake pad guide pins. Use a pin punch. Use a hammer.
  9. Step 10
    Changing of Hand brake Cable on Mercedes E Class W124 1993 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Remove the retaining spring of the brake pads.
  10. Step 11
    MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS E 280 2.8 (124.029) Hand brake Cable replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Spread the brake pads. Use a crowbar (2 pieces).
  11. Step 12
    Replacing Hand brake Cable on Mercedes E Class W124 1995 E 250 D 2.5 (124.126, 124.129) by yourself
    Remove the brake pads.
  12. Step 13
    E-Class Saloon (W124) E 200 D 2.0 (124.120) 1996 Hand brake Cable DIY replacement workshop manual
    Clean the brake caliper fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  13. Step 14
    How to change Hand brake Cable on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W124) 1993 - tips and tricks
    Unscrew the brake caliper fasteners. Use a combination spanner #17.
  14. Step 15
    Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Mercedes E Class W124 1994 E 200 D 2.0 (124.120) Hand brake Cable
    Remove the fastening bolts.
  15. Step 16
    DIY replacement of Hand brake Cable on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W124) E 200 2.0 (124.019) 1995 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Remove the brake caliper.
    Replacement: hand brake cable – Mercedes W124. 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.
  16. Step 17
    How to change Hand brake Cable on Mercedes E Class W124 1993 - free PDF and video manuals
    Clean the brake disc fastener. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  17. Step 18
    How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W124) E 250 D 2.5 (124.126, 124.129) 1994 Hand brake Cable - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Unscrew the brake disc fasteners. Use HEX No.H5. Use a ratchet wrench.
  18. Step 19
    Mercedes E Class W124 E 300 D 3.0 (124.131) 1995 Hand brake Cable replacement: free workshop manuals
    Remove the fastening bolt.
  19. Step 20
    Changing Hand brake Cable on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W124) E 220 2.2 (124.022) 1996 by yourself
    Release the parking brake adjuster. Use a flat screwdriver.
  20. Step 21
    How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS E 200 D 2.0 (124.120) 1993 Hand brake Cable - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Remove the brake disc.
  21. Step 22
    How to replace Hand brake Cable on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W124) 1994: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Remove the lower brake shoe return spring. Use a flat screwdriver.
  22. Step 23
    How hard is it to do yourself: Hand brake Cable replacement on Mercedes E Class W124 E 250 2.5 Turbo Diesel (124.128) 1995 - download illustrated guide
    Remove the hold-down springs of the parking brake shoes. Use long nose pliers.
  23. Step 24
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    Remove the parking brake shoes.
  24. Step 25
    Changing of Hand brake Cable on Mercedes E Class W124 1993 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Clean the fastener connecting the parking brake cable to the rear knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  25. Step 26
    MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS E 280 2.8 (124.029) Hand brake Cable replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Unscrew the fastener connecting the parking brake cable to the rear knuckle. Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
  26. Step 27
    Replacing Hand brake Cable on Mercedes E Class W124 1995 E 250 D 2.5 (124.126, 124.129) by yourself
    Remove the fastening bolt.
  27. Step 28
    E-Class Saloon (W124) E 200 D 2.0 (124.120) 1996 Hand brake Cable DIY replacement workshop manual
    Remove the pin connecting the cable to the parking brake shoe shackle. Use long nose pliers.
  28. Step 29
    How to change Hand brake Cable on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W124) 1993 - tips and tricks
    Remove the parking brake shoe shackle.
  29. Step 30
    Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Mercedes E Class W124 1994 E 200 D 2.0 (124.120) Hand brake Cable
    Clean the parking brake cable adjuster. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  30. Step 31
    DIY replacement of Hand brake Cable on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W124) E 200 2.0 (124.019) 1995 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Loosen the parking brake cable adjuster. Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
  31. Step 32
    How to change Hand brake Cable on Mercedes E Class W124 1993 - free PDF and video manuals
    Clean the retainer connecting the parking brake cable to the car body. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  32. Step 33
    How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W124) E 250 D 2.5 (124.126, 124.129) 1994 Hand brake Cable - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Remove the retainer connecting the parking brake cable to the car body. Use a crowbar.
  33. Step 34
    Mercedes E Class W124 E 300 D 3.0 (124.131) 1995 Hand brake Cable replacement: free workshop manuals
    Remove the parking brake cable.
  34. Step 35
    Changing Hand brake Cable on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W124) E 220 2.2 (124.022) 1996 by yourself
    Clean the parking brake cable mounting seats. Use a wire brush. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  35. Step 36
    How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS E 200 D 2.0 (124.120) 1993 Hand brake Cable - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Install a new parking brake cable. Use a hammer.
  36. Step 37
    How to replace Hand brake Cable on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W124) 1994: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Install the retainer connecting the parking brake cable to the car body.
  37. Step 38
    How hard is it to do yourself: Hand brake Cable replacement on Mercedes E Class W124 E 250 2.5 Turbo Diesel (124.128) 1995 - download illustrated guide
    Install the pin connecting the cable to the parking brake shoe shackle.
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