Date registered: Jul 2006
Vehicle: 1999 E55, 2001 E320, 1990 560 SEC, 2004 ML350, 2001 ML55, 1995 S500, 1998 SL500, 2010 E550 Sport zoo
Location: NW Arkansas, La Jolla CA, Hong Kong
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Quoted: 123 Post(s)
I would suggest you have a MB indie, or competant shop look at it, with 73K you may or may not need disc replacement if they have worn down.
The good thing is ML brake parts from internet sources (yes, I understand about Hawaii freight) are not necessarily a high premium.
You have had good results from the OE MB pads (which are not Mintex like some internet houses claim ) but Textar which is better grade OE pad, then Pagid is best grade OE pad. Pagid ownes all three companies, but the pad quality is different.
You need to check the rears, to see if they have a sensor back there, or ask a MB dealer with your VIN #, since there are (2) types of rear pads for your year ML.
I use a semi-metallic pad made by Posi-Quiet, I have had good luck with them, same pad is made suplied by Centric.
Others have gone to ceramic with good result.
If you need discs, you might check autohausaz.com, and see their shipping policy or call them for shipping quote - they creidt the Continental freight, and you pay the difference cost for Hawaii.
Keep the beat !