C207 Parking Break overhaul

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Ok so mid job and can’t figure how to detach the parking brake cable from the lever.

I have a replacement in my MB kit but seems impossible to get old one off without further dismantling.
 

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The cable needs to be completely slackened off and the shackle opens up and the pins can then be removed allowing the metal part to be removed from the cable
 
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Ok managed to manhandle it off, was seized!

seems the springs are different for my replacement, which way does the hump go? Towards centre or out?


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Ok managed to manhandle it off, was seized!

seems the springs are different for my replacement, which way does the hump go? Towards centre or out?


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Keep the end hooks the same way round as the original spring. Not sure about that kink tbh.
 

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The arch in the spring looks like it is there to clear the teeth on the adjuster. Does your car have the 'trapdoor' below the rear seat squab to access the tensioner where the handbrake cable splits to the rear wheels ?
 
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Seems most guides have straight springs. The spring is not the adjuster end, and the adjuster is only accessible via wheel bolt hole on mine.
 

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This image would suggest you are correct , and looking at the 'Kinked' spring you have the length looks good , so as long as the humped bit does not interfere with any other part of the brake I would just fit it as you see best.
 
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All sorted, thanks for this help everyone. Not a bad job overall but always a few bits blocking bolts etc.

Old discs were well worn and I imagine original covering over 100k miles.

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Parking brake fixings were seized firm so had to free up the brake cable lever to allow enough movement to remove.

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All now replaced with MB Disc's, Pad's and Parking Brake kits.

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For anyone else doing this it seems the now curved spring (111) sits with curve facing inward:

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Did you need to adjust the cable? I need to look at mine hoping to just adjust the shoes and not have to touch the cable adjustment.
 
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Hi
Did you need to adjust the cable? I need to look at mine hoping to just adjust the shoes and not have to touch the cable adjustment.
I adjusted the spindle until it gripped disc and then backed off a bit. Didn't adjust the cable anywhere else.

The added thickness took up any slack. Still didn't cure my slow/sticky hand break issue though.
 

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