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1999 E430 Sport Front Brake Pad Change

I'm changing the brake pads for the first time on this car, and I'm having difficulty removing the caliper. It seem like the tension on the brake line is holding it on. Do I have to remove the brake line to get the caliper off? I've changed brakes on many other cars (but not a MB) and never had this problem.

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Never mind, I got it, it was just being stubborn!
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If all you are doing is changing the pads, then why are you taking the caliper off?

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I'm done now, but how would you press the piston back in without taking off the caliper?

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take a heavy flat blade screwdriver or prybar and pry the old pads back outwards toward the caliper. Once you get one done, do the other. You may have to use two screwdrivers so the other side doesn't move back out. Pull the pins, slide the old pads out, slide the new ones in, put the pins in.

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Sounds like a smooth operation. S one would have to accept that it isn't in real life. I don't care how nice these cars are, engineers are involved in the designing. Jusy joking.

Is there a pic showing this any where on the site? If there is, I haven't happened by it.



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It's been awhile now, but from what I remember it was no different from the Toyotas, Nissans, and Hondas that I've done. I was just a little nervous, MB can sometimes be a little different. I still prefer to remove the caliper, it is generally only two bolts (undo one and loosen the other to pivot, or just remove both. It decreases the chances of scratching the rotor when you push the pistons back in, and also some pistons push in easier when you press on the center rather than one edge, which is what would happen if you use a screwdriver. I helped a buddy with his Honda a couple of weeks ago and even using a c-clamp it was really being stubborn until I centered it in the piston, then it went in like butter. Also, need to check the bolts for grease if its a floating caliper. Didn't used to do that, then one time a bolt got corroded and stuck and the caliper wouldn't float, ending up eating a pad. Don't remember if the E430 is floating or not, though!
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Okay...I'll bite: What do the pins look like? All I see are some spring clips or something that appears to be springs. There also isn't much room to wedge a flat screwdriver, or much of anything else, in there... (and I thought my 98 Lincoln connie was wierd)



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