Front Disc Brake replacement
Useful information about Chrysler Crossfire and how to repair it
- Removing the brake caliper
- Roller bearing protect cap
- Removing the brake caliper holder arm * (You are here!)
- Loosen the disc brake
- Reassemble all new parts
- Get the hub cap tight
This is an information page collection of what I have found and what I have repaired on my Crossfire.
I believe this information must also be useful to most Mercedes C, CLK and SLK manufactured from year 1997 to maybe 2004.
And if you have a Mercedes SLK R170 with a 320 engine the chassis are almost identical.
You use this information on your own risk! Don't blame me if something goes wrong.
3: Removing the brake caliper holder arm:
These are the car's brakes, very important everything is done correct.
If you are not a skilled engineer you shouldn't do this!
To remove the disc brake (disc rotator) you need to loosen the support arm for it.
On top in the image below you see the brake caliper hanging in a steel wire.
There is one electric cable and one hydraulic hose, don't stretch and break them!
The arm is mounted with two bolts. It's these two bolts that hold the whole car when you brakes the car and they need to be very hard tightened.
Now when we are loosen these bolts there are not without problem.
I took the longest tools that I had, the nuts dimension is 18 mm.
Here how it looks when dismantled, of course I should have painted it now, but very stressed now with Christmas and other things to do.