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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
  5. Reassemble all new parts * (You are here!)
  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.


5: Reassemble all new parts:

Note:
These are the car's brakes, very important everything is done correct. If you are not a skilled engineer you shouldn't do this!

Now the fun starts, to reassemble all the new brake parts.

Chrysler Crossfire disc brakes replacement

The old disc brake to the right I could have used for another 10000 km, but need anyway to take it apart to do something about the leaking protect cap and then it's not much extra work to replace the disc brakes at the same time.

Chrysler Crossfire disc brakes replacement

I replaced the old bolts with the new ones I got together with the roller bearings I bought earlier. Reinstall the brake caliper holder arm, these bolts should be tightened at very high torque. Look in your service manual how much torque you need for your car. You should also put some grease on the sliding surfaces, it's a special high temperature grease. Reinstall the hub (which you normally don't have to remove) and the new disc brake, don't forget the small hex screw that fixes the disc brake.

Chrysler Crossfire disc brakes replacement

Reinstall the brake caliper.

Chrysler Crossfire disc brakes replacement

Don't forget the dust protection cap.

Chrysler Crossfire disc brakes replacement

Lock the cable in the upper holder.

Chrysler Crossfire disc brakes replacement

Lock the cable in the lower holder.

Chrysler Crossfire disc brakes replacement

What a difference look the new disc brake give, a shame that I didn't paint the brake caliper. In my case I also had to clean the roller bearing and put some new grease into it.

Chrysler Crossfire disc brakes replacement

Reinstall the spring, be sure to get it in correct position.

If you want to learn more about disc brakes read here:

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