Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Tech Help

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-05-2003, 06:01 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 1
Low Brake Pedal 1997 SL500

I recently purchased a 1997 SL500 with a low brake pedal. I have had new rotors, calipers and OE brake pads installed, but no change in the pedal. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-10-2003, 03:36 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Posts: 113
Hi...

I have a similar problem with my 95 C280. Can anyone help please? Thanks in advance.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-10-2003, 02:29 PM
yal's Avatar
yal yal is offline
Benz-smart
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: New York, Long Island
Posts: 2,705
If you've bled the brakes and put in new brake fluid and there are no leaks then my guess is a bad mastercylinder.

Last edited by yal; 07-10-2003 at 02:37 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-16-2003, 03:52 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Posts: 113
Any other suggestions?

Thanks in advance.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-08-2003, 04:56 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Posts: 113
Anyone please?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-08-2003, 09:44 PM
420benz's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 961
Sorry i have no answer,because i replaced all break parts including the master cylender and still have a low pedel. The only parts not replaced in my case was the caliper pistons.I hope someone has the answer.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-09-2003, 12:29 AM
haasman's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 3,097
kansas77

Clarification question: When you say low brake pedal, do you mean that when you put your foot on the brake pedal it doesn't feel firm right away, that the pedal travels a bit before firming up?

If it were my car I would consider changing the flexible brake lines. They are known to swell with age.

A quick test is to get someone to apply the brakes firmly with the engine running while holding one of these lines (such as a front one). Just a little swelling over the length of the tubing can translate into a large amount of pedal travel.

Haasman
__________________
'03 E320 Wagon-Sold
'95 E320 Wagon-Went to Ex
'93 190E 2.6-Wrecked
'91 300E-Went to Ex
'65 911 Coupe (#302580)
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-10-2003, 12:05 AM
Benz300's Avatar
Benz Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 801
I'm struggling with the same low pedal situation on my lexus.
I've changed pretty much every part i.e brake booster, master cylinder, pressure check valve, rotors and pads. the only thing i can think of at this point is whether the new master cylinder is bad as well.
I have asked this question in the forum but no one replied. What's a good way to check if the master cylinder is bad ? a manual diy check i.e... ?
__________________
Whether you think you can or cannot, Either way you're right!. by Henry Ford.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:25 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2011 Pelican Parts - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page