How to Change the Brakes on a 320CLK

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How to Change the Brakes on a 320CLK
Change your brakes before it starts to grind. (brake calipers image by Tom Oliveira from Fotolia.com)

Mercedes-Benz produced the Mercedes 320 CLK Coupe as a luxury coupe and cabriolet. The sports car features a 3.2-litre V-6 engine and five-speed overdrive transmission. If you are driving the Mercedes and you start to hear grinding, you want to check your brakes. The longer you drive with grinding brakes, the more problem you may cause for your vehicle. If your brakes need to be changed, you can opt to do it yourself.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Floor jack
  • Jack stands
  • Stockets
  • Ratchet
  • Brake fluid

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Loosen the bolts or lung nuts on the Mercedes 320 CLK wheels with a socket.

  2. 2

    Raise the Mercedes 320 CLK coupe with a hydraulic pump or floor jack. Support the coupe with jack stands.

  3. 3

    Remove the wheel and tire off the Mercedes.

  4. 4

    Remove the old brake pads and retaining pins using a socket and ratchet.

  5. 5

    Clean the brake caliper where the brakes usually sit. Inspect the brake caliper and dust cap for damage. Replace parts that have leaks or imperfections.

  6. 6

    Inspect the disc brakes for deterioration.

  7. 7

    Review the master cylinder reservoir to check the level of brake fluid. Siphon the fluid until the reservoir is at half capacity.

  8. 8

    Use a c-clamp to apply pressure on the brake caliper.

  1. 1

    Place the dust cap, if it appears worn. Resurface or replace the rotor, if its damaged. Replace the rubber seal near the guide if worn.

  2. 2

    Put the new brake pads, retaining springs and retaining pins on the brake caliper.

  3. 3

    Refill the brake fluid levels in the master cylinder reservoir.

  4. 4

    Pump the brake pedals several times to accurately set the brake pads.

  5. 5

    Put the wheels and tires back on the 320 CLK.

  6. 6

    Lower the Mercedes 320 CLK back to the ground. Ensure the brake pedal feels firm before driving the car.

Tips and warnings

  • Change the brakes in sets.

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