Emergency brake shoe maintenance is often neglected because the rear brake disc / rotor has to be removed to inspect and repair them. If the car has ever been driven a long distance with the emergency brake on, expect problems. The clips can break causing weird grinding and scraping noises in the rear brakes. They easily fall out of adjustment. NOTE: The instructions that come with the shoes only do not include instructions on using Kent's special tool developed in 2018. Different instructions (video) are included with that tool kit.
This kit fits ALL Mercedes Gas and Diesel models 114, 115, 107, 116, 123, and 126 chassis 1968 to 1991. It also fits late model 111, 113, and 108 chassis 1968 to 1973. They do not fit the W201, W124, R129 or W140. This is a brand new emergency brake shoe set. Complete set for both sides with hold-in springs as shown, plus Kent's PDF manual on brake shoe replacement and adjusting procedures. NOTE: Other springs that hold the ends of the shoes are not included. Plan to use your existing top and bottoms springs. These shoes are also sold with our custom-designed tool. We highly recommend getting Kent's special tool ( see related products below). It can be very tough to get the springs back on without this tool. As stated above: The instructions that come with this brake shoe kit do not include instructions on using Kent's special tool developed in 2018. Different instructions (video) are included with that tool kit when you purchase it separately.
Now is a good time to remove your rear brake rotors and inspect those brake shoe linings. As seen on Cherry. CLICK HERE to watch the full video series on Kent’s R107 rolling restoration.