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Old 07-20-2003, 02:28 AM
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Brakes are going nuts!! HELP!!!

Hello Board, I have a problem with my 1987 300E. My brakes will work fine at 15-30 MPH, but below 15MPH, the brake pedal "shudders" when I try to stop. The brakes also seem to lose firmness after a 15 minute drive. Afte the drive, I have to push the brake pedal down ALL the way to the floor to get the brakes to work. It is very scary because I have press way down to get any brake response. Sometimes I pull over on the highway and repeatedly press the brakes in hope of building up pressure in the brake system. I had the car checked out and found that:

-->the right front brake sensor is broken
-->my rotors are worn out
-->my brand new pads are now worn unevenly

The mechanic also said my ABS is "over-active".

Does anyone know what is ACTUALLY causing my brakes to function like this.

I plan on switching to cross-drilled rotors, but I do not want to spend big $$$ and have to spend extra $$$ if my brakes still end up acting funny.

1987 mercedes 300E
1995 e320 conversion(hated the 300e grill)
HID/Xenon (D2S)
Keyless Entry
Monochromatic Paint (Custom Blue)
Smoked Tails
Flat Badged (front)
Debadged (rear)
custom "carbon fiber" console
18 inch HP EVO rims
Sold! Now I drive a Monte Carlo SS

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