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Chrysler Crossfire:
Front Disc Brake replacement


Useful information about Chrysler Crossfire and how to repair it

  1. Removing the brake caliper
  2. Roller bearing protect cap
  3. Removing the brake caliper holder arm
  4. Loosen the disc brake * (You are here!)
  5. Reassemble all new parts
  6. 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.

Note:
You use this information on your own risk! Don't blame me if something goes wrong.


4: Loosen the disc brake:

One problem that can arise here is that the disc brake can be very rusty and difficult to remove.

Chrysler Crossfire disc brakes replacement

First you must loosen the small 5 mm hexagon bolt. It fixes the rotator against the holes to the wheel bolts..

Chrysler Crossfire disc brakes replacement

Now the real problem starts, how to loosen the disc brake from the hub. It's very much rust here that hold the parts together. I took a knife to remove all the rust from the joint. Still I couldn't remove the disc brake.

Chrysler Crossfire disc brakes replacement

I had to remove the whole hub from the axis, turned it down to the ground with the wheel bolts inserted and hammer on the disc brake from backside, then it came loose. As you see it have come a lot of dirt into the roller bearing and now I had to clean it. It was also some water inside here from the dust cap that didn't hold it tight.

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