When to replace the Hand brake Cable on your MERCEDES-BENZ 190
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Hand brake cable : 40000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) E 1.8 (201.018), MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) 2.0 (201.022), MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) E 2.0 (201.024), MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) E 2.0 (201.024), MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) 2.0 (201.023), MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) 2.0 (201.023), MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) E 2.0, MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) E 2.0 (201.024), MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) E 2.3-16, MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) E 2.3-16, MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) E 2.3-16 (201.034), MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) E 2.3, MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) E 2.3 (201.028), MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) E 2.5-16 Evolution (201.036), MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) E 2.5-16 (201.035), MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) E 2.6, MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) D 2.0 (201.122), MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) D 2.0 (201.122), MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) D 2.5 (201.126), MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) D 2.5 (201.126), MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) Turbo-D 2.5 (201.128), MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) Turbo-D 2.5 (201.128), MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) E 2.5-16 Evolution II, MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) E 2.6 (201.029), MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) 2.3, MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) 2.3 E, MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) 2.6, MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) E 2.5-16 (201.0035) View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change handbrake shoe and parking brake cable on MERCEDES W201 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: hand brake cable – Mercedes W201. Tools you might 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 W201. AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: hand brake cable – Mercedes W201. Take the following steps:
  1. Step 1
    How to change Hand brake Cable on Mercedes W201 1982 - free PDF and video manuals
    Open the bonnet.
  2. Step 2
    How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) E 2.0 (201.024) 1983 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 W201 E 1.8 (201.018) 1984 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 190 (W201) E 2.0 1985 by yourself
    Raise the car.
    Replacement: hand brake cable – Mercedes W201. Tip:
    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 190 D 2.5 (201.126) 1986 Hand brake Cable - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    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 190 (W201) 1987: 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 W201 E 2.3 (201.028) 1988 - download illustrated guide
    Clean the brake pad guide pins. Use a wire brush. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  8. Step 9
    Need to know how to renew Hand brake Cable on MERCEDES-BENZ 190 1989? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Remove the brake pad guide pins. Use a pin punch. Use a hammer.
  9. Step 10
    Changing of Hand brake Cable on Mercedes W201 1990 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 190 E 2.0 (201.024) 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 W201 1992 E 2.0 (201.024) by yourself
    Remove the brake pads.
  12. Step 13
    190 (W201) D 2.5 (201.126) 1993 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 190 (W201) 1982 - tips and tricks
    Unscrew the brake caliper fasteners. Use a combination spanner #17.
  14. Step 15
    Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Mercedes W201 1983 D 2.5 (201.126) Hand brake Cable
    Remove the fastening bolts.
  15. Step 16
    DIY replacement of Hand brake Cable on MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) D 2.0 (201.122) 1984 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Remove the brake caliper.
    Replacement: hand brake cable – Mercedes W201. 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.
  16. Step 17
    How to change Hand brake Cable on Mercedes W201 1982 - 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 190 (W201) E 2.0 (201.024) 1983 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 W201 E 1.8 (201.018) 1984 Hand brake Cable replacement: free workshop manuals
    Remove the fastening bolt.
  19. Step 20
    Changing Hand brake Cable on MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) E 2.0 1985 by yourself
    Remove the brake disc.
  20. Step 21
    How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ 190 D 2.5 (201.126) 1986 Hand brake Cable - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Remove the upper brake shoe return spring. Use a crowbar.
  21. Step 22
    How to replace Hand brake Cable on MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) 1987: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Remove the hold-down springs of the parking brake shoes. Use long nose pliers.
  22. Step 23
    How hard is it to do yourself: Hand brake Cable replacement on Mercedes W201 E 2.3 (201.028) 1988 - download illustrated guide
    Remove the parking brake adjuster.
  23. Step 24
    Need to know how to renew Hand brake Cable on MERCEDES-BENZ 190 1989? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Remove the lower brake shoe return spring. Use a flat screwdriver.
  24. Step 25
    Changing of Hand brake Cable on Mercedes W201 1990 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Remove the parking brake shoes.
  25. Step 26
    MERCEDES-BENZ 190 E 2.0 (201.024) Hand brake Cable replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Clean the fastener connecting the parking brake cable to the rear knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  26. Step 27
    Replacing Hand brake Cable on Mercedes W201 1992 E 2.0 (201.024) by yourself
    Clean the parking brake cable adjuster. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  27. Step 28
    190 (W201) D 2.5 (201.126) 1993 Hand brake Cable DIY replacement workshop manual
    Loosen the parking brake cable adjuster. Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
  28. Step 29
    How to change Hand brake Cable on MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) 1982 - tips and tricks
    Remove the retainer connecting the parking brake cable to the car body. Use a crowbar.
  29. Step 30
    Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Mercedes W201 1983 D 2.5 (201.126) Hand brake Cable
    Unscrew the fastener connecting the parking brake cable to the rear knuckle. Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
  30. Step 31
    DIY replacement of Hand brake Cable on MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) D 2.0 (201.122) 1984 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Remove the fastening bolt.
  31. Step 32
    How to change Hand brake Cable on Mercedes W201 1982 - free PDF and video manuals
    Remove the pin connecting the cable to the parking brake shoe shackle. Use a flat screwdriver.
  32. Step 33
    How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) E 2.0 (201.024) 1983 Hand brake Cable - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Remove the parking brake cable.
  33. Step 34
    Mercedes W201 E 1.8 (201.018) 1984 Hand brake Cable replacement: free workshop manuals
    Clean the parking brake cable mounting seats. Use a wire brush. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  34. Step 35
    Changing Hand brake Cable on MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) E 2.0 1985 by yourself
    Clean the mounting seats of the parking brake shoes. Use a wire brush. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  35. Step 36
    How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ 190 D 2.5 (201.126) 1986 Hand brake Cable - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Install a new parking brake cable.
  36. Step 37
    How to replace Hand brake Cable on MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (W201) 1987: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Install the fastening bolt.
  37. Step 38
    How hard is it to do yourself: Hand brake Cable replacement on Mercedes W201 E 2.3 (201.028) 1988 - download illustrated guide
    Tighten the fastener connecting the parking brake cable to the rear knuckle. Use a drive socket #13. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 24 Nm torque.
  38. Step 39
    Need to know how to renew Hand brake Cable on MERCEDES-BENZ 190 1989? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Install the pin connecting the cable to the parking brake shoe shackle.
  39. Step 40
    Changing of Hand brake Cable on Mercedes W201 1990 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Install the parking brake shoe shackle.
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