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Re: Mercedes SL 500 2002 model, brake pad removal
Hello, When you are looking at the caliper, you should see two pins holding the pads in. Look for the holes or the ends of the pins and drive them toward the inside of the caliper until they come out. Then take a large screwdriver or large channel locks and pry the pads away from the rotor. Now you should be able to take the pads out. When installing the new pads, you will have to put the pins back from the back side until they are flush with the caliper. When finished, make sure you pump the brake pedal until it comes up to the normal level before trying to move the car. I hope this helps. CYA Gator241
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your vehicle has the sub model number R129 this was used upto 2002 when an updated SL500 was launched with the sub model number R230 it was this model that first had the Electronic Stability Control fitted.Your vehicle does have ABS control on the braking system i hope this is of help to you
1)To replace the brakes in your car you
need to turn the lug nuts for all the wheels. 2)You will have to turn it one-quarter
counter clockwise with the help of tire wrench tool. 3)For this procedure the car needs to
be lifted to a height. So Turn off the key, raise the car and support it with
jack stands. Lift both the front and the rear of the car. 4)After that remove the lug nuts and
wheels carefully. 5)Now above the brake assembly you will
see the bolts holding caliper mounting. Remove the bolts. This will loosen the
brake pads .so remove the brake pads carefully. 6)Insert the new brake pads and
reassemble the brake caliper assembly. Assembly is the reverse of dis-assembly. 7)Refit all the parts properly which
you removed while removing the old brake out. 8)Fit all the bolts carefully to their
respective positions. 9)Fix the wheels and lug nuts. Tighten
the bolts properly. 10)Then Lower the Mercedes to the ground
from jack stands carefully. 11)Then turn the car ON and check the
pressure on the brake system by applying the brakes.
I would return to where you had your repair done and enlighten them on the issues you are having. They should adjust or fix what needs done for free. Other than that it may just be due to having a new pad on the just one brake, so it is in turn more efficiently braking than the others causing that wheel to slow down faster than the rest.
You'll want to remove the two bolts that hold on the caliper. Remove the caliper and brake pads. You'll need to collapse the caliper piston back into the caliper to get the caliper on with the new brake pads. You can use a C-clamp, or a caliper piston tool to push it back in. I would remove the reservoir cap when you collapse the piston into the caliper.
first check brake pads, are they in good condition first remove front pads and grind outer edge and inner edge 1 mm with angle from mettle part, do the same for both pads in each wheels then fix it back, do the same to the rear pads too, the problem is your brake rotors are wear, when you replace brake pads next time must need to be replace brake rotors together with the pads. is this information helped you?
remover tires, punch pins from caliper remove brake pad sensor assembly from caliper, remove retainer, remove caliper, remove pads, pull off disc and have resurfaced. Install in reverse order. Make sure you replace pad wear sensors.
Remove brake pads.
Remove Brake calipers bolts from the back of calipers.
Put calipers aside without removing brake lines.
Remove rotor bolts.
Install new rotors
Make sure new rotors are clean from any grease that comes on it with petrol or any cleaning chemical for that purpose (no water)
Install new brake pads
NEED A 17MM SOCKET TO REMOVE THE REAR TIRES, THEN THERE IS A PIN THAT HOLD THE TOP OF THE PADS IN. YOU MUST REMOVE THAT PIN WITH A TYPE OF PUNCH AND USE A HAMMER . PUNCH IT OUT THEN REMOVE ONE PAD, PUSH THE PISTON IN THEN THE OTHER PAD. PUT THE PIN BACK IN PLACE, DO THE SAME TO THE OTHER SIDE