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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-05-2007, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
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2004 ml500 screeching brakes

help. i have owned a 2004 ml500 for 3 months now, and it has been a nightmare. the brakes haven't stopped screeching when i come to a complete stop. the dealership has attempted to fix the problem by using paste?, cleaning rotors? and then finally replacing all break pads. but the problem has persisted. now they tell me that they won't do anything else and it's my problem. the vehicle is unpleasant to drive, the screeching sounds become progressively worse with time and i don't know what to do. any information or help would be greatly appreciated. thank you.

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There is nothing you can really do beyond changing pads and rotors, cleaning the caliper surface and/or trying brake paste. That said, while brake squeal has always been a persistent issue with Mercedes, I have never encountered an instance where it couldn't be harnessed. Take your vehicle elsewhere or try tackling the problem yourself.

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Normal. Do a search in the W163 M-Class section and you'll find that there's a TSB on it.

Did the dealer replace the brake pads with OEM ones? I think the folks here have fixed the problem by switching to aftermarket pads like Raybestos Quiet Pads, or something like that.

Ask in the W163 section.

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