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craig amg211

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evening all i will need to change rear pads soon on w211,iv seen on this forum that disconnecting both batteries will allow me to work on the car safely.however ive also seen the problems people are having when they change the battery ie S A M units failing.am i likely to cause more problems disconnecting the battery.cheers craig
 

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No problems on a 211, after the batteries are off,just push the pedal a few times. It has also been said that you can do it with the batteries on as long as you do not open a door, I cannot believe in this as my 230 with the same brakes can just start up the SBC pump when no one is near the car
 
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hello malcom i agree with you, the pump seems to have a mind of its own,as i mentioned before people changing batteries were getting problems after is this specific to a different model
 

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Yes the early 203 cars are the ones that need care, on the 211 you only have to re set the windows and the roof along with the ESP and I do this as you drive along
 
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thanks malcom is the second battery under pollen filter housing on n/s/f about the size of motorcycle battery
 

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thanks malcom is the second battery under pollen filter housing on n/s/f about the size of motorcycle battery

I believe so,, always check when they are are off, just open the door and when you are emptying the system of any pressure by pushing the brake pedal a few times.
 

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I did my front discs and pads by disconnecting the sbc pump with the ignition off. Reconnected when done and all was well.
 

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I did my front discs and pads by disconnecting the sbc pump with the ignition off. Reconnected when done and all was well.

Thats OK and this advice was given out,,if the car is sleeping then not too bad, but this is an all time live thing on the wake up circuit and we were advised not to do this, though on the MB training programs, they do it when live so the those learning can see the dash go red
 
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Brake replacement on W211

Yes the early 203 cars are the ones that need care, on the 211 you only have to re set the windows and the roof along with the ESP and I do this as you drive along

How do you do this resetting and can anybody advise on how to change the rear brake shoes on a W211 E270 Cdi 2003. Where is the second battery you talk about.
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To reset windows and roof,just hold each window switch up in the closed position after it has closed for 10 sec while the key is turned to 2, and the same with the roof.

With ESP lamp on,,just drive along and go from lock to lock until it goes out.

One battery up front and one in the boot I think
 
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Thanks for this info Malcolm.Is the brake shoe change fairlystraightforward or are there any special techniques required. Thanks again
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Are you changing the shoes or the pads
 
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Sorry (Senior moment) I shall be changing the pads
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Why not put your Email address in your signature and Ican send you the works info, or pop it up here
 

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Why not put your Email address in your signature and Ican send you the works info, or pop it up here

Just dont open the doors!! i take it by your new sig Malc that people are still not getting the message!!!!
 

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Just dont open the doors!! i take it by your new sig Malc that people are still not getting the message!!!!

Well I have just put that up and the PM box filled up within days last week, I cant even face opening them all:(
 

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Well I have just put that up and the PM box filled up within days last week, I cant even face opening them all:(

That just goes to show that people dont think of anybody ease than them self, if they post a problem on the forum, and it gets a reply, then other people learn something, by PM you, nobody other learns!!

What does it take?? We are all here to help, the forums are here for us to all learn, even people like me, sharing things is all we need!

Lets all remember what this forum is about!!

Leave Malc alone and let the forum answer your questions!!

You have been told!!:D:D
 

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err Malcolm,
sorry to be a pain, but mine will be imminent - if you have a sheet for 211 brakes (front and rear) I'd appreciate a copy.
(Don't suppose you know where I can get similar for a Freelander 2? :) )
Cheers
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JB I have the rear one printed off, and I can print off the front next time I turn on
 


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