Parking/Emergency brake for CLK 500 (not really an AMG)

Page may contain affiliate links. Please see terms for details.

SnowBear57

Active Member
Joined
Feb 23, 2023
Messages
99
Location
Surrey
Car
A140 sold, S500 sold, R320 sold, 2004 CLK 500 AMG? Not a real one Nissan Leaf for local trips
Does anyone know where I can source a complete Parking Brake mechanism for a 2004 CLK 500?
I have searched on eBay and AUTODOC the previous owner really did a bodge job on it and I can’t trust it to stay engaged.
 
Which bit ?

All the stuff in the hubs is widely available on line . The pedal part in the footwell ? the splitter ? cables ? I have recently done the whole lot on my 2006 C class which (I believe) is very similar to your set up.

Note . The pedal arrangement in the footwell is rarely the cause of any problems , the small spring might pop off , but thats a ten minute job.

The rest of the parking brake system ? a little more involved , putting it mildly.
 
The main dealer is your best bet.
 
Which bit ?

All the stuff in the hubs is widely available on line . The pedal part in the footwell ? the splitter ? cables ? I have recently done the whole lot on my 2006 C class which (I believe) is very similar to your set up.

Note . The pedal arrangement in the footwell is rarely the cause of any problems , the small spring might pop off , but thats a ten minute job.

The rest of the parking brake system ? a little more involved , putting it mildly.
The brake applies but the foot pedal has to be lifted manually. It seem that I am too old and inflexible to get my head down there to have a look
 
OP . If you are not very flexible it's not the job for you, no disrespect ,but you have to be a bit of a contortionist (also having a really good vocabulary of swearwords helps) to get to the brake pedal with the car not lifted . Using an under dash creeper would be the best . Like this lucky bloke is using :)


1701249223929.png
 
I have a tame MB specialist I will have to pay him a visit I suspect
If your tame MB specialist is PCS down the A3 in Horndean, he'll be on it like a bonnet.
 
OP . If you are not very flexible it's not the job for you, no disrespect ,but you have to be a bit of a contortionist (also having a really good vocabulary of swearwords helps) to get to the brake pedal with the car not lifted . Using an under dash creeper would be the best . Like this lucky bloke is using :)


View attachment 149970

I only had to change the little spring and that was bad enough. But if you want a true flexibility test try changing the cabin filter on a Saab 9-5. I've read in Saab circles that the original author of the Kama Sutra was inspired by his experience home servicing a 2002 Aero.
 
I only had to change the little spring and that was bad enough. But if you want a true flexibility test try changing the cabin filter on a Saab 9-5. I've read in Saab circles that the original author of the Kama Sutra was inspired by his experience home servicing a 2002 Aero.
Image 1.jpeg
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Back
Top Bottom