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2009 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class 3.0L 2dr Roadster

2009 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
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Rear Wheel Drive, 2 Door Roadster, 2 Seater
17 mpg city / 26 mpg hwy
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March 31, 2012, 12:30 pm

Eddie K
 

Question: The rivet metal on the back of brake Pads what are their purpose?

Recently, brake pads and rotors were put on a slk 230 1999 and one of the metal pieces behind Akebono's pad was broken and the independent mechanic installed it any way and said it would be ok.
Is this true, that nothing would happen or go wrong before the next brake change?
Thanks


April 10, 2012, 7:24 pm

Tyler O
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I'm not sure what exactly was broken, but if the mechanic had confidence in it I'd say it will probably be okay.

Maybe a part for the pad shim or backing? Shouldn't be a big deal...


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