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

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-21-2008, 11:33 AM
E_S E_S is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Norway, Europe
Posts: 80
Weak parking brake

I recently changed the parking brake wires and shoes on my car, as everything was rusted solid. (damn that road salt)

Everything moves just fine now and is correctly assembled & adjusted, but the parking brake is very weak. It can hold the car in a small incline or in gear while idling, but that's it. I think it might be too weak to pass the annual inspection, where it should be able to hold the car in a 9 degree incline. What can cause such a weak function? I know it's not the most powerful parking brake, but I think it should be a little bit better..

'96 E300TD (124.191)
'95 E36T AMG (124.092)
Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2008, 09:14 AM
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Tucker, Ga USA
Posts: 12,153
Did you clean the inside of the new brake disc where the parking brake shoes ride?

Did you adjust the shoes so they touched the disc & then back-off 3 clicks?

MERCEDES Benz Master Guild Technician (6 TIMES)
ASE Master Technician
Mercedes Benz Star Technician (2 times)
44 years foreign automotive repair
27 Years M.B. Shop foreman (dealer)
MB technical information Specialist (15 years)
190E 2.3 16V ITS SCCA race car (sold)
1986 190E 2.3 16V 2.5 (sold)
Retired Moderator
Reply With Quote


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 05:35 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, 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