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Old 10-06-2002, 07:55 AM
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Arrow Brake Pedal Firmness

The brakes on my C280 were changed recently.... I had all 4 rotors, all sets of pads changed, new sensors, and new brake fluid. Prior to the service, and past brake replacements, I notice that the brake pedal always needs more brake pressure to stop as effectively. In addition, the brake must be pushed much further than normal, as if there is not "bite" to them.

But after I had all 4 brakes done (and, like past brake services), I instantly noticed the "bite" to the brakes again. The brakes were like MERCEDES brakes again! They were touchy, and required little effort to stop the car quickly.

The brake pedal firmness always re-appears after I get new pads, I recall having been told (on Mercedesshop) awhile back that this is not normal. Is it? or ISN'T it?

Thx for the help guys.
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