Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W211) E 220 CDI (211.006), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class T-modell (S211) E 220 T CDI (211.206, 211.606)

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Required tools:
Required tools:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Brake caliper guide pins grease
Anti-squeal paste
Copper grease
Combination spanner #17
Drive socket # 13
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Brake caliper wind back tool
Round-nose pliers
Flat Screwdriver
Crow bar
Wheel chock
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.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
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.Unscrew the brake fluid reservoir cap.
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    Step 2
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
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    Step 3
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
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    Step 4
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
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    Step 5
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
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    Step 6
    Remove the wheel.
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    Step 7
    Disconnect the brake pads wear sensor.Use round-nose pliers.
    Please note!
    Some cars are not equipped with the brake pad wear sensor.
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    Step 8
    Clean the brake caliper fasteners.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
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    Step 9
    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening.Use a combination spanner #17.Use a drive socket #13.Use a ratchet wrench.
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    Step 10
    Remove the fastening bolts (2 pieces).
    Step 11
    Spread the brake pads.Use a crowbar.
  11. Replacing Brake Pads on Mercedes W211 2004 E 220 CDI 2.2 (211.006) by yourself
    Step 12
    Remove the brake caliper.
    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.Check the brake caliper bracket, brake caliper guide pins and boots. Clean them. Replace, if necessary.
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    Step 13
    Remove the brake pads.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Measure the brake disc thickness. Upon reaching the wear limit the part must be replaced.
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    Step 14
    Remove the brake pad wear sensor from the brake pad.
    Step 15
    Install the wear sensor on the brake pads.
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    Step 16
    Clean the brake caliper bracket from dirt and dust.Use a wire brush.Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
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    Step 17
    Treat the brake pads in the area where their surface comes into contact with the brake caliper bracket.Use anti-squeal paste.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Make sure the disc surface is clean before installing the pads.
  16. How to change Brake Pads on Mercedes W211 2002 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 18
    Install new brake pads.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Make sure the pads are installed with linings facing the disc.
  17. How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS (W211) E 220 CDI 2.2 (211.006) 2003 Brake Pads - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 19
    Treat the brake caliper piston.Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  18. Mercedes W211 E 270 CDI 2.7 (211.016) 2004 Brake Pads replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 20
    Press in the brake caliper piston.Use brake caliper wind back tool.
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    Step 21
    Remove the guide pins from the brake caliper.Use a flat screwdriver.
    Step 22
    Clean the brake caliper guide pins.
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    Step 23
    Treat the brake caliper guide pins.Use the brake caliper guide pin grease.
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    Step 24
    Screw in the guide pins.
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    Step 25
    Install the brake caliper and fix it.
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    Step 26
    Install the fastening bolts (2 pieces).
    Step 27
    Tighten the brake caliper fasteners.Use a combination spanner #17.Use a drive socket #13.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 40 Nm torque.
  24. Changing of Brake Pads on Mercedes W211 2002 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 28
    Connect the brake pads wear sensor.Use round-nose pliers.
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    Step 29
    Treat the surface where the brake disc contacts the wheel rim.Use copper grease.
  26. Replacing Brake Pads on Mercedes W211 2004 E 220 CDI 2.2 (211.006) by yourself
    Step 30
    Clean the brake disk surface.Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  27. E-CLASS (W211) E 280 CDI 3.0 (211.020) 2005 Brake Pads DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 31
    Install the wheel.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when screwing in the fastening bolts.
  28. How to change Brake Pads on MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS (W211) 2006 - tips and tricks
    Step 32
    Screw in the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
  29. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Mercedes W211 2007 E 280 CDI 3.0 (211.020) Brake Pads
    Step 33
    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.
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    Step 34
    Remove the jacks and chocks.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Check the brake fluid level in the expansion tank and refill if necessary.
  31. How to change Brake Pads on Mercedes W211 2002 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 35
    Tighten the brake fluid reservoir cap. Close the hood.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    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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