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Old 04-25-2001, 09:41 PM
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Location: Seattle WA USA
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The brakes on my 1979 240D have developed a problem. It's an intermittent problem as I can't make it happen every time. When it does happen it will happen like this. When applying the brake, the car will slow down like normal, but just before comming to a stop, the "feel" of the pedal gets real hard and the braking power seems to disappear. doesn't happen every time though...maybe 1 time out of 4 or 5. Also, at a stop, when pressing the brake pedal hard, it seems as if the pedal will very slowly, almost imperceptably, go toward the floor.

Is this the signs of a leaky caliper piston, or master cylinder? Or something else?

Thanks in advance for any insight.
1992 300CE Sportline Sophie
1990 300E Emma - in the family
1979 240D Josephine - sold, but not forgotten
2004 Pacifica AWD
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