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

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-11-2004, 08:34 PM
zorin's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 126
Exclamation Help Please- Can't Bleed Rear Brakes

Hello,

I tried to flush the brake fluid on my 260E '88. The front brakes flushed OK but the rear brakes, after the fuid came out, the fluid in the reservoir is not going down, no matter how much we pump it.

Is there a trick to bleeding the rear brakes on these cars?

Please help. My wife needs the car in the morning.

Thanks.

__________________
Zorin

'88 Benz 420 SEL
'79 Porsche 911SC ('87 Carrera Engine)
'00 BMW 540 Sports Package
'99 Land Rover Discovery

86 300E - Manual (sold)
88 260E (sold)
84 944 (sold)
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-11-2004, 10:10 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: California
Posts: 2,068
The brake fluid reservoir has dual compartments. The front half is for front brakes, the rear half is for rear brakes. In order for the rear half to fill up, you need to fill the front such that brake fluid "overflows" the dividing wall...
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-11-2004, 10:51 PM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Gainesville FL
Posts: 6,844
To add to Speedy's comments, this rear chamber is hard to notice as it is almost surrounded by the front chamber which is what you see.
__________________
Steve Brotherton
Continental Imports
Gainesville FL
Bosch Master, ASE Master, L1
33 years MB technician
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-11-2004, 11:09 PM
zorin's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 126
Thanks Guys.

That's just what I did and it worked. It was not ovious to me at all. I filled it up as much as I could then I was able to bleed the rear brakes.

Thanks a bunch.

__________________
Zorin

'88 Benz 420 SEL
'79 Porsche 911SC ('87 Carrera Engine)
'00 BMW 540 Sports Package
'99 Land Rover Discovery

86 300E - Manual (sold)
88 260E (sold)
84 944 (sold)
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 08:04 AM.


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