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Old 07-05-2000, 12:05 PM
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I replaced my front brake pads yesterday in about 1.5 hours. It was a pretty easy job, though I trashed all my sensors in the process, but they were pretty much toast anyway. I was curious about the rear brake pads, however. I went ahead and bought those as well, although I have not removed the rear wheels to check the wear. Are the rear pads the same as the front? My pathetic Haynes manual has little info on the rear brakes ('84 300D), but the pads I bought are much smaller than the front.

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Old 07-05-2000, 05:08 PM
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The rear pads are smaller; installation is identical to the front but the rear uses no pad wear sensors.
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Old 07-06-2000, 12:54 AM
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i have a question. Do u always need to turn yur rotors whenever u replace them or can u jus put them on right out of the box.
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Old 07-06-2000, 01:39 AM
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Mr. Benz,

You should never turn MB rotors. Just get new ones, clean the protective coating off of them with a razor blade and some brake clean and slap them right on there! All there is to it!

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Old 07-06-2000, 10:58 AM
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Thanks, jgl1
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