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Old 11-28-2000, 09:22 AM
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I have a 1995 C280 with 97K miles. During the past several days, in the morning when I go out to start my car and back out of my drive, my brake pedal goes almost to the floor. As soon as I pump the pedal 1 or 2 times the pedal returns to its normal position, and I have no further problems with the brakes. I took the car to my brakeman and he inspected all the hoses and saw no leaks plus drove it to check for a master cylinder leak. He doesn't think its a master cylinder at this point and said to wait a little to see if a leak develops before jumping to conclusions. He said it could possibly be in the anti-lock system? Someone else suggested a vacuum problem? I don't want to change the master cylinder if its unnecessary. Anybody have any ideas what the problem could be??

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Old 11-29-2000, 10:53 AM
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Mercedes does recommend to replace the brake fluid every two years for the system to remain free of moisture. That is the cause of most brake systems. Before trying to diagnose where the problem is I would suggest to do this first, then start looking elsewhere. Sounds like internal leakdown in the master cylinder or air in the system if no outside evidence can be seen. Bleed it!
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