Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 160 (168.033, 168.133)

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Required tools:
Required tools:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Copper grease
Drive socket # 30
HEX bit no.H6.
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Round-nose pliers
Pliers
Flat chisel
Hammer
Rubber mallet
Crow bar
Flat Screwdriver
Wheel chock
All the parts you need to replace – Brake Shoes for A-Class (W168) and other MERCEDES-BENZ models
How to change Brake Shoe on Mercedes W168 A 140 1.4 (168.031, 168.131) – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Brake Shoe
How to change Brake Shoe on MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 160 (168.033, 168.133) – tips for proper car maintenance
MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 160 (168.033, 168.133)
How to change Brake Shoe Set on Mercedes W168 A 140 1.4 (168.031, 168.131) – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Brake Shoe Set
How to change Brake Shoe Set on MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 160 (168.033, 168.133) – tips for proper car maintenance
MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 160 (168.033, 168.133)
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 Shoes on Mercedes W168 1997 - 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 rear of the car and secure on supports.
  5. How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ A-CLASS A 190 1.9 (168.032, 168.132) 2001 Brake Shoes - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 5
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  6. How to replace Brake Shoes on MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) 2002: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 6
    Remove the wheel.
  7. How hard is it to do yourself: Brake Shoes replacement on Mercedes W168 A 160 CDI 1.7 (168.006) 2003 - download illustrated guide
    Step 7
    Clean the brake drum fasteners.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
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    Step 8
    Unscrew the brake drum fastening.Use HEX No.H6.Use a ratchet wrench.
  9. Changing of Brake Shoes on Mercedes W168 1997 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 9
    Remove the brake drum.Use a rubber mallet.
  10. MERCEDES-BENZ A-CLASS A 160 CDI 1.7 (168.007) Brake Shoes replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 10
    Remove the hub bearing protection cap.Use a flat screwdriver.
  11. Replacing Brake Shoes on Mercedes W168 1999 A 140 1.4 (168.031, 168.131) by yourself
    Step 11
    Unscrew the wheel hub axle nut. Use a drive socket #30.Use a ratchet wrench.
  12. A-Class (W168) A 190 1.9 (168.032, 168.132) 2000 Brake Shoes DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 12
    Remove the fastening nut.
    Step 13
    Remove the wheel hub.Use a crowbar.
  13. How to change Brake Shoes on MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) 2001 - tips and tricks
    Step 14
    Remove the brake pads retaining clips. Use round-nose pliers.
  14. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Mercedes W168 2002 A 190 1.9 (168.032, 168.132) Brake Shoes
    Step 15
    Pull both brake shoes with the adjuster from the working brake cylinder, avoiding damage to the boots.Use round-nose pliers.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Don't press the brake pedal after removing the rear brake drum shoes. This will cause the piston to fall out of the brake cylinder, leakage of brake fluid and depressurization of the system.
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    Step 16
    Release the parking brake cable.Use round-nose pliers.
  16. How to change Brake Shoes on Mercedes W168 1997 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 17
    Remove the retaining springs of the brake pads.
  17. How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 140 1.4 (168.031, 168.131) 1998 Brake Shoes - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 18
    Remove both shoes from the mounting bracket.
  18. Mercedes W168 A 170 CDI 1.7 (168.009, 168.109) 1999 Brake Shoes replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 19
    Perform further demounting of the upper retaining spring and the adjuster mechanism.Use pliers.
  19. Changing Brake Shoes on MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 170 CDI 1.7 (168.008) 2000 by yourself
    Step 20
    Install the upper retaining springs and adjustment mechanism on new brake shoes.
  20. How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ A-CLASS A 190 1.9 (168.032, 168.132) 2001 Brake Shoes - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 21
    Place the brake shoes so that their inward edges rest on the anchor plate.
  21. How to replace Brake Shoes on MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) 2002: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 22
    Install the retaining springs of the brake pads.Use pliers.
  22. How hard is it to do yourself: Brake Shoes replacement on Mercedes W168 A 160 CDI 1.7 (168.006) 2003 - download illustrated guide
    Step 23
    Secure the parking brake cable.
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    Step 24
    Attach the brake shoes, together with the brake adjuster, to the wheel cylinder.
  24. Changing of Brake Shoes on Mercedes W168 1997 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 25
    Install the brake pads retaining clips. Use round-nose pliers.
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    Step 26
    Install the wheel hub.
  26. Replacing Brake Shoes on Mercedes W168 1999 A 140 1.4 (168.031, 168.131) by yourself
    Step 27
    Install the fastening nut.
    Step 28
    Tighten the hub.Use a drive socket #30.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 155 Nm torque.
  27. A-Class (W168) A 190 1.9 (168.032, 168.132) 2000 Brake Shoes DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 29
    Restake the wheel hub retaining nut.Use a flat metal-working chisel.Use a hammer.
  28. How to change Brake Shoes on MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) 2001 - tips and tricks
    Step 30
    Install the hub bearing protection cap.Use a rubber mallet.
    Step 31
    Clean the hub.Use a wire brush.Treat the contacting surface.Use copper grease.
  29. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Mercedes W168 2002 A 190 1.9 (168.032, 168.132) Brake Shoes
    Step 32
    Install a brake drum.
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    Step 33
    Tigten the brake drum fasteners.Use a flat screwdriver.Use HEX No.H6.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 9 Nm torque.
  31. How to change Brake Shoes on Mercedes W168 1997 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 34
    Clean the wheel rim mounting seat. Use a wire brush.
    Step 35
    Treat the surface where the wheel rim contacts the brake drum.Use copper grease.
  32. How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 140 1.4 (168.031, 168.131) 1998 Brake Shoes - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 36
    Install the wheel.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when screwing in the fastening bolts.
  33. Mercedes W168 A 170 CDI 1.7 (168.009, 168.109) 1999 Brake Shoes replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 37
    Screw in the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
  34. Changing Brake Shoes on MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 170 CDI 1.7 (168.008) 2000 by yourself
    Step 38
    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.
  35. How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ A-CLASS A 190 1.9 (168.032, 168.132) 2001 Brake Shoes - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 39
    Remove the jacks and chocks.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Check the brake fluid level in the expansion tank and refill if necessary.
  36. How to replace Brake Shoes on MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) 2002: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 40
    Tighten the brake fluid reservoir cap. Close the hood.
  37. How hard is it to do yourself: Brake Shoes replacement on Mercedes W168 A 160 CDI 1.7 (168.006) 2003 - download illustrated guide
    Step 41
    Adjust the gap between the brake shoes and the drum on Mercedes W168, pressing the brake pedal 10-15 times.
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