When to replace the Handbrake Shoes on your MERCEDES-BENZ A-CLASS
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Handbrake shoes : 100000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W169) E-CELL (169.090), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W169) A 200 CDI (169.308, 169.008), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W169) A 170 (169.032, 169.332), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W169) A 150 (169.031, 169.331), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W169) A 200 (169.033, 169.333), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W169) A 160 CDI (169.006, 169.306), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W169) A 180 CDI (169.007, 169.307), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W169) A 200 CDI (169.008, 169.308), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W169) A 200 TURBO (169.034, 169.334), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W169) A 160 (169.031, 169.331), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W169) A 180 (169.032, 169.332) 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

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Tools
Replacement: handbrake shoe – MERCEDES-BENZ A-CLASS (W169). 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: handbrake shoe – MERCEDES-BENZ A-CLASS (W169). Tip from AUTODOC experts:
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: handbrake shoe – MERCEDES-BENZ A-CLASS (W169). Recommended sequence of steps:
  1. Step 1
    Open the bonnet.
    Step 2
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    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
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: handbrake shoe – MERCEDES-BENZ A-CLASS (W169). AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  4. Step 7
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    Remove the wheel.
  5. Step 8
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    Clean the brake pad guide pins. Use a wire brush. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  6. Step 9
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    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
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    Remove the fastening bolts.
  13. Step 16
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    Remove the brake caliper.
    Replacement: handbrake shoe – MERCEDES-BENZ A-CLASS (W169). Tip:
    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
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    Remove the fastening bolt.
  17. Step 20
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    Release the parking brake adjuster. Use a flat screwdriver.
  18. Step 21
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    Remove the brake disc.
  19. Step 22
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    Remove the lower brake shoe return spring. Use a flat screwdriver.
  20. Step 23
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    Remove the hold-down springs of the parking brake shoes. Use long nose pliers.
  21. Step 24
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    Remove the parking brake shoes.
  22. Step 25
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    Clean the mounting seats of the parking brake shoes. Use a wire brush. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  23. Step 26
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    Remove the parking brake adjuster.
  24. Step 27
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    Clean the parking brake adjuster. Use a wire brush. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  25. Step 28
    Remove the upper return spring.
    Step 29
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    Install the upper return spring.
  26. Step 30
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    Install the parking brake adjuster.
  27. Step 31
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    Install new parking brake shoes.
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