Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Tech Help

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-17-2007, 12:22 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 6
Torn Dust Boot

Tried to change the front brake pads on my 97 E320 and noticed that the caliper dust boot was torn and dunno how long it's been like that. As far as I know the caliper is working fine and not sticking. Should I just replace the dust cover or rebuild the caliper which I've never done before. Any suggestions and recommendations? Thanking you in advance.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-17-2007, 06:13 AM
t walgamuth's Avatar
dieselarchitect
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Lafayette Indiana
Posts: 32,675
I would replace the boot.

Rebuilding the calipers can be tricky.

I have had several torn boots that seemed not to affect the operation of the caliper much. I have never replaced a boot but have replaced the calipers many times on the 123, 115 and 126 cars.....usually with used ones. The calipers tend to be very very long lived and not cause trouble very often on these models.

Tom W
__________________
[SIGPIC] Diesel loving autocrossing grandpa Architect. 08 Dodge 3/4 ton with Cummins & six speed; I have had about 35 benzes. I have a 39 Studebaker Coupe Express pickup in which I have had installed a 617 turbo and a five speed manual. It still needs upholstery redone...I also have a 427 Cobra replica with an aluminum chassis.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-17-2007, 10:04 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 6
Hi Tom! Replacing with a remanufactured caliper was my other option but I think I would be going a bit too far. I will change the dust cover like you say and see how it goes. Thanks Tom
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page