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Old 06-06-2002, 03:27 PM
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Question 560sel break job

Hi All,
i have a 1988 560sel that needs a break job.
is this something that is commonly done by owners?
i sent for the shop manuals.
is there any special tools?
Do i need to be a brain surgen to do this work, i have done break jobs on my old amercian cars in my youth. i checked out the parts any the cost is real resionable.
Thanks for your time,
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Old 06-06-2002, 04:18 PM
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You don't need to be a brain surgeon at all, BUT

if you are going to do a proper search to glean all the information available in the archives here, you do need to know how to spell "brake" correctly. Actually, M-B brakes are simpler to service than many others, much simpler, for instance, than classic SAAB 900s with ABS and parking brakes built into the calipers.
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Old 06-06-2002, 04:18 PM
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Easy DIY

If your only doing pads, it is much easier than most US cars you've
done. Just push out the two pins that hold in the retainer with
a drift pin, remove the retainer, slide out the pads and reverse.
Push the pistons back into the calipers using the old pad.
Remember to use the anti-squeek paste.

That's it. No need to remove the calipers, unless you are replacing the rotors. Easiest brake job I've ever done.

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