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-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Tech Help

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-19-2004, 12:16 AM
Benz300's Avatar
Benz Enthusiast
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: new jersey, usa
Posts: 804
brake pads / rotors question.

my friend had new rotors and brake pads put on the lex. and now the car vibrates at speeds 35mph and above. however the strange thing is that there is no pulsating shaky feeling when the brakes are used. I've usually seen a shake while braking if the rotors are warped.
what could be causing this ? could the new rotors be bad ? these are bendix rotors. is there even such a thing as bad rotors out of the box ?
Whether you think you can or cannot, Either way you're right!. by Henry Ford.
Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2004, 04:29 AM
sixto's Avatar
smoke gets in your eyes
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 20,793
If it's a hub centric wheel, is it sitting flush on the hub?

95 S420
87 300SDL
Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2004, 06:26 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 766
I seem to recall someone having a similar problem that was due to overtorqued lug nuts.
Craig Bethune

'97 SL500, 40th anniversary edition

'04 Olds Bravada (SWMBO's)
'06 Lexus ES330
'89 560SL (sold)

SL--Anything else is just a Mercedes.
(Kudos to whoever said it first)
Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2004, 05:03 PM
csnow's Avatar
Registered User
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Mass
Posts: 1,127
I've seen that problem once when anti-squeal paste was not used. Seems that the pads were moving about enough to make noise when not under pressure. Anti-squeal fixed it.

Also, loose lug nuts (whoops).
1986 300E 5-Speed 240k mi.
Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2004, 05:59 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: east coast
Posts: 1,255
if the wheel weights are the problem ( though 35mph seems low for this ) a vibration through steering wheel points toward a front wheel out of balance.
Feeling a vibration through the seat usually points toward a rear wheel out of balance.
Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2004, 05:09 AM
Likes DIY/Tech'y inclined
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Posts: 452
lex... toy...


My bro in-law just had his front rotors replaced ('96 Camry) and had the same problem. He had it replaced a 2nd time to no avail. I advised that maybe his bolt were over torqued by the tech (still needs to be checked). If not, have his front end checked (front wheel drive).

The odd thing is that... nothing else was touched except the rotors. Could it be the calipers? hmmmm... What else could it be???


'87 W124 260E (DD)
98K orig. mi. @7/15
CLK 7-Spoke Forged Wheels
Neuspeed springs/Bilstein Sport
4/3 bump (F/R)

'97 993 Carrera
106K orig. mi.
Always driven like it's stolen
Reply With Quote


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 04:42 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page