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Date registered: Oct 2013
Vehicle: 07 E350, 80 240D 4 speed, 90 300SE, 87 260E, 87 190E 2.3-16 5 speed.
Location: The Great Basin
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When I have replaced pads, they have not usually rubbed against the disk.
When they did rub against the disk, I treated it as a brake caliper problem. I removed the caliper and took it to my local brake shop. They removed the piston (compressed air) and polished it, cleaned out the fluid area of the caliper of gunk, and re-installed the piston. That restored the full travel of the piston and stopped the rubbing.
Have you been flushing your brake fluid every 24 months?
If not, your brake calipers may be mucked up.
Warped rotors can often be identified by a "pulsing" in brake pedal feel when braking.