When to replace the Handbrake Shoes on your MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Handbrake shoes : 100000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 180 (203.035), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 200 Kompressor (203.045), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 240 (203.061), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 320 (203.064), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 200 CDI (203.004), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 270 CDI (203.016), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 220 CDI (203.006, 203.008), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 32 AMG Kompressor (203.065), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 200 CDI (203.004), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 180 Kompressor (203.046), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 200 Kompressor (203.042), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 240 4-matic (203.081), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 320 4-matic (203.084), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 30 CDI AMG (203.018), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 200 CDI (203.007), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 200 CGI Kompressor (203.043), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 230 Kompressor (203.040), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 220 CDI (203.008), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 55 AMG (203.076), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 320 CDI (203.020), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 280 (203.054), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 280 4-matic (203.092), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 350 (203.056), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 350 4-matic (203.087), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 230 (203.052), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 220 CDI (203.006), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 270 CDI (203.016), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 55 AMG View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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All the parts you need to replace – Handbrake Shoes for C-Class Saloon (W203) and other MERCEDES-BENZ models
Tools
Replacement: handbrake shoe – MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS (W203). Tools you 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 C-CLASS (W203). Professionals recommend:
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: handbrake shoe – MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS (W203). Take the following steps:
  1. Step 1
    Open the bonnet.
    Step 2
    Unscrew the brake fluid reservoir cap.
    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.
  2. Step 5
    Raise the car.
    Replacement: handbrake shoe – MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS (W203). 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.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  3. Step 7
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    Remove the wheel.
  4. Step 8
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    Clean the brake pad guide pins. Use a wire brush. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  5. Step 9
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    Remove the brake pad guide pins. Use a pin punch. Use a hammer.
  6. Step 10
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    Remove the retaining spring of the brake pads.
  7. Step 11
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    Spread the brake pads. Use a crowbar (2 pieces).
  8. Step 12
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    Remove the brake pads.
  9. Step 13
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    Clean the brake caliper fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  10. Step 14
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    Unscrew the brake caliper fasteners. Use a combination spanner #17.
  11. Step 15
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    Remove the fastening bolts.
  12. Step 16
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    Remove the brake caliper.
    Replacement: handbrake shoe – MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS (W203). AUTODOC experts 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.
  13. Step 17
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    Clean the brake disc fastener. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  14. Step 18
    Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Mercedes W203 2005 C 200 CDI 2.2 (203.007) Handbrake Shoes
    Unscrew the brake disc fasteners. Use HEX No.H5. Use a ratchet wrench.
  15. Step 19
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    Remove the fastening bolt.
  16. Step 20
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    Remove the brake disc.
  17. Step 21
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    Remove the upper brake shoe return spring. Use a crowbar.
  18. Step 22
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    Remove the hold-down springs of the parking brake shoes. Use long nose pliers.
  19. Step 23
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    Remove the parking brake adjuster.
  20. Step 24
    How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS C 200 CDI 2.2 (203.007) 2004 Handbrake Shoes - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Remove the lower brake shoe return spring. Use a flat screwdriver.
  21. Step 25
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    Remove the parking brake shoes.
  22. Step 26
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    Clean the mounting seats of the parking brake shoes. Use a wire brush. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  23. Step 27
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    Install the upper brake shoe return spring.
  24. Step 28
    Changing of Handbrake Shoes on Mercedes W203 2000 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Install the parking brake adjuster.
  25. Step 29
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    Install new parking brake shoes.
  26. Step 30
    Replacing Handbrake Shoes on Mercedes W203 2002 C 220 CDI (203.006, 203.008) by yourself
    Install the hold-down springs of the parking brake shoes. Use long nose pliers.
  27. Step 31
    C-Class Saloon (W203) C 200 CDI 2.2 (203.007) 2003 Handbrake Shoes DIY replacement workshop manual
    Install the lower return spring. Use a flat screwdriver.
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