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Question W124 E280 1993 brakes problem

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I'm a new member, and since joining I've had a strange problem with the braking system of my W124 E280 1993. It all started after I had a new air con evaporator fitted, which is a big job, involving removing the dashboard and also removing the vacuum servo unit and master cylinder.

When the job was complete, the brakes behaved as follows:

The pedal had very little effect until at about two-thirds of it travel the brakes locked on suddenly. I took the car back to the workshop.

After a number of tests and checks a new servo unit and cylinder was sourced and fitted. Now it's slightly better in that the brake pedal does start to have an effect at the beginning of pedal travel, but then there comes a point where the brakes suddenly go on very hard, rather than progressively. When travelling slowly this means a sudden stop, but I'm a bit scared to see what happens at speeds over 30 mph if I forget to treat the brake pedal very delicately.

Help!

Thanks!
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Thank you, livefreeordie. It looks good to me!
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