I’m doing an At home brake job and slightly new to brakes but I have someone walking me through it. Just wanting to know how to dis-assemble the ones currently on the car.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzrVIovphN8 here is a very good video how to change front brake pads MERCEDES-BENZ E W211 by AUTODOC.
I watched this video. And all the rest of there videos pertaining my car. But I have the “sport package brakes?” Is what I’m told, anyways the calipers and everything are totally different than the ones on the vehicle in the video.
sport package brakes ..... I didn't get this one.
check this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqGvbJgsJDs it might be similar to yours ???
I do not know exactly which model of W211 you have, but I will try and give an overall explanation. Firstly, are your brake calipers 2,4,6,or 8 piston calipers? This will add some complication depending on how many pistons the calipers have. While working on a Mercedes can be difficult, it's not impossible. Look for the bolts that hold the caliper to the caliper bracket. Also, depending on whether the car was built for the European or American market, you may need metric socket sizes to do this. The first thing you should do is loosen the bleeder screw on the caliper. This is a screw that allows you to bleed the brakes when you reassemble them, but it will also make the job easier when taking the brakes apart. Next, take some brake hose clamps or vice grips and clamp off the rear brake lines near the calipers. This helps prevent any contaminants from getting into the lines.
Loosen and remove the bottom bolt that holds the caliper to the bracket. Next, take a big flat-blade screwdriver and wedge it under the caliper. Pry up. This should expose the brake pads. Before you remove the caliper, you will need to push back the pistons. This is the reason for loosening the bleeder screw and clamping the lines. If you have one, a brake caliper compressor tool is the best way to do this. If you do not, there is another way. Take one of the old brake pads off of the car and lay it on the pistons. Next, take a big set of vice grips and clamp them over the caliper. Squeeze. You will need to do this multiple times to get the pistons back in the caliper. When you squeeze, you should see brake fluid coming out of the bleeder screw, and this is good. It means you're doing it right. Once you have the pistons pushed back in the caliper, you can undo the top bolt and remove the caliper from the car. You can leave the brake hose connected to the caliper and set it somewhere there is no pressure on it. Having done that, you can remove the old brake pads and any clips holding them in. After that, it is a simple job to undo the bolts holding the caliper bracket to the hub, then remove the bracket and old rotor. If you need a visual assist, I found this video by Amazing Road on Youtube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qI6J9UTYXc0
If you need additional help, I would also recommend posting a picture of your brake calipers on this forum with the same question, as it will make it easier to solve the problem. I hope this works.
On the W211 you also need to disable the BSC brakes with Star Scanner. If you don't have Star or another scanner to disable the brakes, you can unplug the connector to the ABS pump located in the engine bay, passenger side.
If you don't do this, the brakes can activate on their own when you are working on it.