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My girlfriend's mom's 300se has abs. Lately it has be thumping almost pulling back and forth when it brakes. The brakes work fine and she says she has always had the car checked and it doesn't need anything. Obviously this is a new issue and wants to know what it could be before actually taking it into the dealer.

Anyone know what is going on?
 

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Are you sure it's the ABS or is this a brake issue?
 

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well, she takes the car in regularly and they have told her the actual break pads are fine. I haven't actually taken a look so I will do that when I'm near it.

I mean, break pads usually squeak and you can tell when they are low. The car breaks fine but it's the thumping.
 

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brakes! not breaks...its been a long day. I will check it out and get back to you guys. She called me freaking out thinking she was lose her breaks
 

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so i checked. the light for the pads is not on. the abs light is not on. the brake fluid is fine. could it be time for sensors and rotors?
 

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If the ABS kicks in audibly, pulling the front end left and right, it's often dirty sensors on the front wheels. An easy DIY.
 

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Thanks guys. I figured it had to do something with that. I haven't quite yet gotten to the brake system...I'm still learning

You all a very big help!!

Teutone-I will try searching those specific topics.
 
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