BenzWorld Senior Member
Date registered: Aug 2010
Vehicle: 2001 ML430 Sport bought in very nice shape despite 156K miles in August 2010
Location: McLean, VA
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There are lots of threads on this problem. Search is your friend.
I had an unbearable screeching problem on my 01. Pulled the pads, cleaned everything, and carefully applied the correct silicon paste following the MB tech guide to this problem. This solved the problem for a while, but in a few weeks they were as bad as ever.
Replaced the pads with Akebono Euro pads. Game over. Perfectly quiet, good pedal, and tons of bite. Its all about using the right pads IMHO.