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Old 08-27-2001, 10:34 PM
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Question ML Brake Job Parts

I sent email to BenzDoc to this effect .. then remembered my password ... sorry for the duplication. Can you tell me if I need any other parts to complete a brake job on my 98 ML320 (35,000 miles) so far I have collected ...
- Front and Rear Rotors
- Front and Rear Pads
- Front wheel bearings (replacing cause they were fried on my E class after 30,000 miles)
- Front wear sensors.
- Quart of MB recommended Brake fluid

Do I need anything else? Seals? Paste of some sort? Shims?
Thanks for the help ... I don't want to take everything apart only to find out I'm SOL and need to run to the MB dealer!
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Old 08-28-2001, 06:04 AM
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Get some of that stuff that you put on the edge of the pads to keep it from squeeling. I do not remember the name. Also, there is a reason those bearing failed so early and it more than likely is because of the way they were "tightened". It takes a little time to learn the proper way to tighten MB front wheel bearings.
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Old 08-28-2001, 09:32 AM
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ML Brake Job Parts

Speaking of ML Brake Jobs, Does anybody know where I can get instructions for replacing the brake pads on a 98 ML320?
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Old 08-28-2001, 04:36 PM
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Why so much brake work after only 35,000 miles? Do all the rotors really need to be replaced?
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Old 08-28-2001, 05:41 PM
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Post ML Brake Replacement Instructions

I seem to remember the DYI section had a piece on the ML brakes ... but, its gone now.

There is a site by Harold Picheman .. I'm sure I got the name wrong that has some pics and instructions .. but I would need more step by step stuff if I'd never done it before ....

It looks like an easy .. one-two-three kind of thing ... but you know how that goes .. a one hour job takes 6 hours 'cause you missed something ... wish I could help you more ...
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