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i have a 1999 c280 sport with 87K miles on it. the rear brake pads requires replacement. does it follow that you have to replace the rotors? is it hard to replace the rear brake pads? do i also need to replace the front pads just to have uniformity? thanks in advance.
 

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I would love to know the answer too, since I am about to replace the rear brake pads on my 98 c240. Front brake pads are still newish and brakes work well so I'm not planning to touch them.
 

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Post your model number (e.g. a '99 C230 Kompressor is a 202.024) and then maybe someone will look up the information for you. It varies by year and model number. I can tell you that on my 202.024 new *front* rotors are 25 mm, when changing brake pads you need to change the rotors if they are 23.0 mm or less and the disks are out of specification at 22.4 mm.

Look on your service documentation to see if you can find your model number listed.
 

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Normally, you would replace pads in pairs, i.e., both rear wheels, or both front wheels, or both fronts & rears if you need them. No real need to replace all four wheels, just for "uniformity". As far as the rotors are concerned, as long as they are not scored, run true, and are within spec, there really isn't need to replace them. This is what I've been doing on cars for years w/o any ill effects. I don't see why it couldn't be done on a MB.
 

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If you do the back pads then you have to do the front. (Not sure why it was just written on my racing pads from EBC Brakes.

Rotors, if they are in spec your OK. However I would at least get them turned in Canada it's about 15$ a rotor and will help your pads last longer and brake in better.

My advise is just buy the rotors you can great deals at buybrakes.com they are pretty inexpensive if your just doing OEM replace. These days you can get those slotted type rotors for next to nothing. If your going to do all the work to replace the pads I would just do the entire job save yourself the trouble while you have everything off. Saves you time and time is money ;)

Don't forget to buy the pad wear sensors; if your car has them. They are about a 1.50$ each.
 

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Brakes

The only question these guys missed answering as far as I can tell: "is it hard to replace the rear brake pads" Answer: It's a piece of your favorite cake!:D These are easy Brakes to work on. Make sure (as with any car) you use brake Kleen or anything but compressed air to clean them. That dust is POISION!:eek:

Good Luck!:thumbsup:

C as in 220
 

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i have a 1999 c280 sport with 87K miles on it. the rear brake pads requires replacement. does it follow that you have to replace the rotors? is it hard to replace the rear brake pads? do i also need to replace the front pads just to have uniformity? thanks in advance.
Replacing the Front and the Rear Pads are a piece of cake.
Make sure you replace the very inexpensive Brake Pad Wear Sensors.

You replace the Rotors if they are not effective. If they are heavily scored.
Too many miles. But most importantly, stamped into the Rotor is the Minimum
Safe Thickness of the Rotor. When you mic the Rotor, it will clearly tell you
if its still "meaty" or needs to be changed. Rotors are very cheap to replace
<$40.00.


Tip: Take Digital Photos BEFORE you do anything. Then before you proceed to the next step, take another digital photo. You will be amazed at how helpful
it will be.

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how did that rotor job turn out DIY?
I did post a DIY on this :)
It was real easy. The longest part was documenting it.
Hardest part? Removing the old Rotors :mad:
 

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AutohausAZ has been one of my best sources for parts. The will ship for free if your order totals $75 and up. (Use that to your advantage!)
 
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