Mechanics

BRAKE PRESSURE

2003 Mercedes Benz S430 • V8 2WD Automatic • 60,000 miles

I changed the brake pads on a mercedes benz 2003 s430 (base). No problem changing pads but when I pumped the pedal to re-apply brake pressure the brakes didn't tighten up. Could I have air in the brake line some how? If so, How do I get it out?
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Kellyjarmstrong
March 3, 2011.



Was brake line removed? Bleeder opened?

Docfixit
Mar 3, 2011.
The brake line was not removed. The brakes work they just feel really soft. I loosened the screws on one of the calipers but then quickly tightened it when I noticed brake fluid coming out. There was very little that came out. The more I pump the brakes while driving the better they work. When I press the brakes once they are very soft.

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Kellyjarmstrong
Mar 3, 2011.
Should be O.K. Then new pads will feel softer on pedal. The old ones get glazed and hard giving firm pedal.
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Docfixit
Mar 4, 2011.

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