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Old 03-05-2001, 04:54 AM
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Hi all if you remember a few months ago I mentioned I had a brake squeal. Well today I did the front brake pads, and used a tube of anti squeal on each pad side for the front, and on the spring clip and retaining pins like the DIY article said. I have done brakes before, so I used it as a check list instead.

When doing the front left which is where I had the squeal, I found the disc was very loose. I pulled out the allen wrench and tightened down the adjustment bolt, and it was back in and not loose.

It was a shock to find out it was soo loose, and probably unsafe.

For those of you with a squeal, this might be something to check if you just did your brakes.

I will do the rears soon.

I think I caught the pads just before the sensor light was going to come on, because the right side was just about to break through the sensor.

The pads on the car were Jurid. I put on New textars. I'm not concerned about the brake dust, I wanted OE Pads. I tested them out, and the worked great.

The brakes were smooth, no more grinding feeling or anything like that anymore.

I ran tests from slow speeds and high speeds slamming on the brakes, and the car just stops on a dime now.

I even did a downhill 60-0 run, and the car stopped quick and solid and did not shudder, squeal, fade, skip, or lock, it just stopped.

The pedal feels great, and very responsive now. What a difference new pads make.

I feel much better now, and I know my car appreciates it as much as I do. If there is one thing to me that is as important as seat belts, its good brakes.

I highly recommend you check the adjustment bolt on the discs and for any play or wobble due to looseness.

Alon
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Old 03-08-2001, 12:26 AM
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I do not recall there is an adjustment bolt. I routinely use Locktie when I deal with the brake system. Those bolts usually do not have lock washers.

David
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Old 03-08-2001, 12:44 AM
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there is an allen bolt on the hub behind the wheels, and two other holes with what appears to be springs to me.

Click the DIY section above and look at the e class brake job.

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Old 03-08-2001, 03:25 AM
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Brake Squel

Just wonder how long does the effectiveness of the brake paste lasts?

Initially, my brake squeked frequently, when I applied brake from a slow speed. After applying the brake pad paste (cost a bomb in Malaysia US2.65 per paste, if compare to partshop price of US$0.70 ) it worked for about a month or so. Now, the squeking sound is back

My brake pad is original MB, by Textar.

Any further recomendations? Maybe I should also check the disc, like what Ashman has encountered

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Old 03-08-2001, 04:30 AM
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I am thinking you should to check the adjustment bolt on the hub/disc, because my left front one was the squealing one, and that disc was very loose, like it could have come off the car. It doesnt take too long, just pop off the wheel, and grab the allen wrench and check that bolt for looseness.

I only noticed it when I was changing the pads because it moved back and forth alot, and the pads were unevenly worn, the sides were a little lower than the center, which tells me the disc was wobbling perhaps.

My brakes feel great now.

Definately check the DIY Article on E-class brake jobs, it will show you the adjustment bolt.

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