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11-21-2003, 08:12 AM
Hi, I have an E300 Mercedes 1987 and I cahnged the brake pads a couple of days ago. I bled the brakes but found I could not get a hard pedal. Eventually I found if I bled the rear brakes only the pedal got hard. So I am now driving carefully with the brakes working but do not feel comfortable with them. Does anyone have any ideas on how to help me with this one? Thanks, Mark

Jon in SoCal
11-21-2003, 05:52 PM
hey Mark,

when you bleed the brakes on an ABS equiped car, start with the caliper furthest way from the brake master cylinder, topping off the master cylinder as necessary. I use clear tubing to bleed brakes, as one can see if there are air bubbles or contaminants in the fluid and stop when there aren't anymore. Good Luck!

1990 W126 300SEL 252kmi

12-19-2003, 06:52 AM
you always start with the caliper furthest from the mc and work your way in.

but if you bled the rears and got rid of the problem, then you should be ok. id say go ahead and bleed the fronts again.

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