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 10-27-2003, 03:33 PM
mb1982
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
1999 C-280 front brakes

a friend of mine had the front brakes done on his 1999 C-280.
the car stops allright, but the pedal keeps going to the floor.
the dealer who did the work told him not to worry, as the brakes wore in the pedal would get higher. i think somebody is b.s. ing. somebody.
anybody out there got any ideas as to what really happened,
my buddy spent some big coin on this one and is really pissed.
thanks
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-27-2003, 08:57 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: east coast
Posts: 1,255
On a 202 C-class, new pads and disc should cost about $150 - excluding labor and some low dollar misc. parts. If the brake fluid wasn't flushed, and a pressure bleeder wasn't used, I would say weak brake line or master cylinder or damaged ABS unit.
If brake fluid was flushed, air in system.

Is the pedal pressing close to the floor? or does the pedal feel a little softer? I find when you do the C-class front brakes sloppy - no brake cleaner to clean channels and reusing old bolts with incorrect torque the pedal does seem to feel a little less firm. But this is a less than exact or proven observance.

Does the pedal build up pressure when you pump it? both engine on and off

Pedal will not firm up or rise over time
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 04:47 AM.


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