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DIY How to Change Rear Brake Pads W208 CLK320 CLK430

Replacing the rear brake pads on a Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class is very easy. This guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to replace the brake pads on your Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class. The rear brake pads are extremely easy. It takes longer to remove the wheel than it takes to replace the brake pads.  These instructions apply to the following Mercedes-Benz W208 CLK models.

  • 208.465 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 2000-2002
  • 208.365 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 2000-2002
  • Mercedes-Benz CLK320 W208 Convertible
  • 208.370 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 2000-2003

Tools Required

Jack Stands – Best Selling Jack Stands List
Hammer. Yes, you will need one.
Pin Remover Removal Extractor Tool

Parts Required

How to change/replace rear brake pads on your CLK320 W208

  1. Set the emergency brakes. Jack up the car using your jack. Place jack stands under the car to secure it.
    Mercedes Benz W208 CLK 320 CLK 430
    Mercedes-Benz W208 CLK320 CLK430 CLK55
  2. Open the hood and remove the cap from the brake fluid reservoir. This will allow the brake fluid to return to the reservoir when you press the pistons into the brake caliper. Note the location on the right top corner marked with “Brake Fluid”.
    Location of power steering fluid, coolant, brake fluid and windshield washer.
    Location of power steering fluid, coolant, brake fluid, and windshield washer.
  3. Remove the rear wheels from your Mercedes-Benz C-Class (C320, C230, C350).Remove rear wheel
  4. Remove the brake pad wear sensor from the right brake pad.
  5. Use a hammer to remove the pin that holds the brake pads in place. As you extract the retaining pin be careful to not hit the brake heat shield. If you hit the shield you may bend it and cause it to make noise when you drive.remove the brake retaining pin
  6. Use a screwdriver to press the brake cylinder into the caliper. press the piston into the caliber
  7. Remove the old brake pads and clean the area where the brake pads make contact with the caliper. remove the old brake pads from your mercedes benz class
  8.  Install the new brake pads. Apply brake grease on the area where the brake makes contact with the caliper. Install the retaining pin. Make sure to align the brake pads and install the pin by hammering it in.install new brake pads
  9. Install the wheel and lower the car. Make sure to tighten the brake fluid reservoir cap.

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