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Old 10-22-2000, 05:13 PM
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I ordered some new rotors for my '92 400E. So... I replace the front pads, and then take off the old rotor, and but on the new one. Thinking everything is fine, I try to put the caliper back on the new rotor, only to find out that it wont fit the rotor I ordered.

So, what's the deal? I figured out that only the '93 rotors will fit the front of my car. Anyone know why this is? I know my 400E was manufactured in March of '92 which is late... maybe they changed the sized before the actual '93 model. I asked my mechanic, and he didn't know. Anyway, just looking to see if anyone ran into this problem before, and why it is like this. Thanks!

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Old 10-23-2000, 10:23 AM
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As most of the 1992 400E's had rotor problems under warranty, (vibration) the fix was to use calipers & rotors from the 1993 model. Sounds like your car!

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Old 10-25-2000, 08:34 PM
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My 92 400e (Feb Manfctr) experiences the vibration. I bought it in may of this year and had new rotors and pads put all around...guess what...the vibration is back!
Didn't take long to return. It's not bad but it is noticable.

Tech Forum Participants: ..You mean I can have the rotors and calipers retrofitted with '93 model calipers and rotors and the vibes will vanish ?
...guess that would set me back a grand or so at the neighborhood benz shop....
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