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Old 12-06-2003, 01:10 PM
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Location: New Jersey
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Cool Buy or rebuild Brake Caliber

body - 140
1993 - 500SEL

rear break pads needed replaced. Noticeds that one pad was big and the other small.

Seems one piston is frozen - good to get ot free.

Should I
1 - buy new caliber
2 - buy a rebuilt caliber
3 - rebuild it myself (I have done on other cars - remove pistion insert new plastic stuff and reassemble.)

Thanks for your advise.

I personnally have not seen may "kits" available to rebuild the breaks.

Enjoy the snow.
Thanks for the help
Bill Fisher

'86 560SL (186K) - Now a 'classic' : Registered as an Historic Vehicle
'95 E420 (198K)
'99 E320 (80K)
'03 LS430 (Lexus)
- - - - -
'95 E420 (231K) Sold to a happy buyer, new to Mercedes
'90 300E (65K) Sold to an Mercedes Lover
'92 190E (215K) - retired to the salvage yard, sigh
'93 500SEL (214K) - Moved to another family, still runs like a young pup
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