Date registered: Mar 2005
Vehicle: '01-E320 & 02-ST2
Location: John 15:18-19
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RE: 2000 ML320 Brakes
Hi, Naffs, welcome to the forum.
Coupla' questions for you.
First, was the soft pedal the reason for swapping the brakes or were they worn out?
Second, has the fluid system been opened such that air could have gotten in there?
Third, when you pump the brake pedal, does it get higher and firmer?
If the answer to the second and third questions is no, then I doubt bleeding the brakes would have an effect on your issue. If you've never had the brake fluid flushed that is recommended every 2-3 years, so that would be one thing to consider.
Also, did you clean up your rotors when you did the brakes? If the soft pedal is from glaze, swapping the pads would have little effect on the feel.
Anyway, that's some stuff to look at.
Take care and enjoy the ride,