Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 270 CDI (211.016), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class T-modell (S211) E 270 T CDI (211.216)

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change front brake pads on MERCEDES-BENZ W211 E-Class [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Replacement: brake pads – Mercedes W211. Tools you'll need:
Replacement: brake pads – Mercedes W211. Tools you'll need:
Wire brush
Nylon cleaning brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Anti-squeal paste
Copper grease
Torque wrench
Combination spanner #17
Drive socket # 13
Wheel impact socket #17
Brake caliper wind back tool
Ratchet wrench
Crow bar
Round-nose pliers
Wheel chock
All the parts you need to replace – Brake Pads for E-Class Saloon (W211) and other MERCEDES-BENZ models
How to change Brake Pad Set, disc brake on Mercedes W211 E 220 CDI 2.2 (211.006) – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Brake Pad Set, disc brake
How to change Brake Pad Set, disc brake on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 270 CDI (211.016) – tips for proper car maintenance
MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 270 CDI (211.016)
Simple DIY car repair steps – Replacing Brake Pad Set, disc brake on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class T-modell (S211) E 270 T CDI (211.216)
MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class T-modell (S211) E 270 T CDI (211.216)
Replacement: brake pads – Mercedes W211. AUTODOC recommends:
  • Perform the replacement of brake pads in complete set for each axis. This provides effective braking.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for all brake pads on the same axle.
  • Please note: all work on the car – Mercedes W211– should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. How to change Brake Pads on Mercedes W211 2002 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 1
    Open the bonnet.
  2. How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 220 CDI 2.2 (211.006) 2003 Brake Pads - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 2
    Connect the service equipment and switch the SBC system to service mode.
    Please note!
    Some vehicles may not have the SBC system.
  3. Mercedes W211 E 270 CDI 2.7 (211.016) 2004 Brake Pads replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 3
    Unscrew the brake fluid reservoir cap.
  4. Changing Brake Pads on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 220 CDI 2.2 (211.008) 2005 by yourself
    Step 4
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
    Step 5
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
  5. How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS E 280 CDI 3.0 (211.020) 2006 Brake Pads - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 6
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
  6. How to replace Brake Pads on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) 2007: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 7
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Mercedes W211
  7. How hard is it to do yourself: Brake Pads replacement on Mercedes W211 E 320 CDI 3.0 (211.022) 2008 - download illustrated guide
    Step 8
    Remove the wheel.
  8. Need to know how to renew Brake Pads on MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS ? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Step 9
    Detach the connector of the brake pad wear sensor.Use round-nose pliers.
  9. Changing of Brake Pads on Mercedes W211 2002 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 10
    Spread the brake pads.Use a crowbar.
  10. MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS E 200 CDI 2.2 (211.007) Brake Pads replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 11
    Clean the brake caliper fasteners. Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  11. Replacing Brake Pads on Mercedes W211 2004 E 220 CDI 2.2 (211.006) by yourself
    Step 12
    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening.Use a combination spanner #17.Use a drive socket #13.Use a ratchet wrench.
  12. E-Class Saloon (W211) E 280 CDI 3.0 (211.020) 2005 Brake Pads DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 13
    Remove the brake caliper.
    Replacement: brake pads – Mercedes W211. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    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. Check the brake caliper bracket, brake caliper guide pins and boots. Clean them. Replace, if necessary.
  13. How to change Brake Pads on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) 2006 - tips and tricks
    Step 14
    Treat the brake caliper piston.Use a nylon cleaning brush.Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: brake pads – Mercedes W211. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  14. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Mercedes W211 2007 E 280 CDI 3.0 (211.020) Brake Pads
    Step 15
    Install the brake caliper wind back tool.
  15. DIY replacement of Brake Pads on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 320 CDI 3.2 (211.026) 2008 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 16
    Remove the brake pads.
    Replacement: brake pads – Mercedes W211. Tip from AUTODOC:
    Measure the brake disc thickness. Upon reaching the wear limit the part must be replaced.
  16. How to change Brake Pads on Mercedes W211 2002 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 17
    Disconnect the brake pads wear sensor.
    Step 18
    Clean the brake caliper bracket from dirt and dust.Use a wire brush.Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: brake pads – Mercedes W211. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  17. How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 220 CDI 2.2 (211.006) 2003 Brake Pads - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 19
    Treat the brake pads in the area where their surface comes into contact with the brake caliper bracket.Use anti-squeal paste.
    Replacement: brake pads – Mercedes W211. Tip from AUTODOC:
    Make sure the disc surface is clean before installing the pads.
  18. Mercedes W211 E 270 CDI 2.7 (211.016) 2004 Brake Pads replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 20
    Install new brake pads.
    Replacement: brake pads – Mercedes W211. AUTODOC recommends:
    Make sure the pads are installed with linings facing the disc.
  19. Changing Brake Pads on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 220 CDI 2.2 (211.008) 2005 by yourself
    Step 21
    Connect the brake pads wear sensor.
  20. How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS E 280 CDI 3.0 (211.020) 2006 Brake Pads - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 22
    Press in the brake caliper piston.Use brake caliper wind back tool.
  21. How to replace Brake Pads on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) 2007: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 23
    Install the brake caliper and fix it.Use a combination spanner #17.Use a drive socket #13.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 35 Nm torque.
  22. How hard is it to do yourself: Brake Pads replacement on Mercedes W211 E 320 CDI 3.0 (211.022) 2008 - download illustrated guide
    Step 24
    Attach the connector of the brake pad wear sensor.
  23. Need to know how to renew Brake Pads on MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS ? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Step 25
    Treat the surface where the brake disc contacts the wheel rim. Use copper grease.
  24. Changing of Brake Pads on Mercedes W211 2002 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 26
    Clean the brake disk surface.Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: brake pads – Mercedes W211. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  25. MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS E 200 CDI 2.2 (211.007) Brake Pads replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 27
    Install the wheel.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while screwing in the fastening bolts. Mercedes W211
  26. Replacing Brake Pads on Mercedes W211 2004 E 220 CDI 2.2 (211.006) by yourself
    Step 28
    Screw in the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
  27. E-Class Saloon (W211) E 280 CDI 3.0 (211.020) 2005 Brake Pads DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 29
    Lower the car and working in a cross order, tighten the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 120 Nm torque.
  28. How to change Brake Pads on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) 2006 - tips and tricks
    Step 30
    Remove the jacks and chocks.
  29. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Mercedes W211 2007 E 280 CDI 3.0 (211.020) Brake Pads
    Step 31
    Switch the SBC system to operating mode and disconnect the service equipment.
    Replacement: brake pads – Mercedes W211. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Check the brake fluid level in the expansion tank and refill if necessary.
  30. DIY replacement of Brake Pads on MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 320 CDI 3.2 (211.026) 2008 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 32
    Tighten the brake fluid reservoir cap.
  31. How to change Brake Pads on Mercedes W211 2002 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 33
    Close the hood.
    Replacement: brake pads – Mercedes W211. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Without starting the engine, press the brake pedal several times until you feel significant resistance.Slow down smoothly for first 150-200 km after the brake pads replacement. Avoid unneccessary and sharp braking to a stop.
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