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How do you change the rear brake fluid in an ML500? :surrender:

I have never had any problems with my truck since I drove it off the lot and it is still in perfect condition as it is and have always been our weekend driver. On my most recent trip to the dealer to change the EGR valve I was told that the rear rotors and pads need to be changed and the rear brake fluid needs changing.

On the egr note I did get the EGR tube off and it was not clogged. After all it was the EGR valve and I did not mind dropping some money for a grease free service. The wife does not mind me changing the oil and such, but once I start pulling stuff apart she starts whining.

Please help.
 

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You need to push the fluid by applying at least 35 psi to the fluid inside reservoir.
This will take about $50 pump or the set I build on the picture below. A cap from BMW with a hole in the center (the threads are the same) plus a tire tubing from old VW.
Cost about 20 minutes spend on junk yard (my pleasure).
You do have spare tire, don't you?
BTW there is no such thing as "rear brake fluid change". You flush the whole system or don't even start.

 

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Thanks for the info!

I know there is one reservoir, but the receipt I have, and the service advisor clearly stated, change rear brake fluid only. A brake bleeder is on its way to me so I will change it myself.
 

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Did they also quote you for changing the tire air from winter to summer?
I suggest you look for different mechanic.
 

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Since that mechanic was only changing the rear brakes, I guess he was just going to bleed the rear. When changing the fluid, it is best to bleed all 4 wheels starting from the passenger rear, then the drivers rear, then the passenger front and finally the drivers front. Topping off the master cylinder each wheel. Use Mercedes DOT 4 brake fluid for best results.
 
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