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well this morning i went round around about car slided away the esp light kept flickering on off and afterwards seamed like the brakes didnt work then did then didnt seamed as if the car had a mind of its own ,i know pads and discs need changing but would cause the car to seam to slide when turning etc
 

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If the rear tyres were worn,,and it was wet the rear end could break away and the ESP would take over for those few seconds,,thats what happened
 
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If the rear tyres were worn,,and it was wet the rear end could break away and the ESP would take over for those few seconds,,thats what happened


it was wet but this went on for best part of 15 mins ,but sometimes i applied brakes and it seamed like there was no brakes
 

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Maybe the pendulum stuck when the ESP takes over it uses the BAS to apply the brakes. I cant think what else could have happened on your car. I think that I would have turned off and on again to get a reset
 
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merc reckon pads and discs and wet weather some help those ppl
 

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As this is all safety related I think that a fault code read out would be the way to go,,if anything went wrong on the ESP or BAS circuits it will be recorded, it could be £25 well spent from an indie.. I cant see disc or ads coming into it unless one is binding
 
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As this is all safety related I think that a fault code read out would be the way to go,,if anything went wrong on the ESP or BAS circuits it will be recorded, it could be £25 well spent from an indie.. I cant see disc or ads coming into it unless one is binding

would i hear it if it was binding as i think i heard something from rear
 

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I have the same car (240) so will launch it into a roundabout later and see what happens as a bench mark :)
 

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I have the same car (240) so will launch it into a roundabout later and see what happens as a bench mark :)

I have enjoyed your post and good luck;):(
 

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in reality I am still getting used to driving it, and am far too sensible these days - but interested if there is a 'thing' about them swopping ends.

It might stop that clicking
 

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Is that a known fix? Barrel roll it into a tree? does that stop the heater motors clicking ? :)
 
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well now everything seems fine maybe the bad weather but getting it hooked up tomorrow to be on safe side , ps my heaters dont click lol:p
 

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If you know that disc & pads are worn why not change them this might be a good start to your problem. Hope this helps
 

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well now everything seems fine maybe the bad weather but getting it hooked up tomorrow to be on safe side , ps my heaters dont click lol:p

Never speak in jest :D:D
 

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I can live with the clicking. you can't if your brakes aren't up to scratch - get them checked out well! I am off to put a sledgehammer through my dash
 

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great idea simon, chances are only one thing would be left working.

SMASH BANG WOLLOP BIFF KERUNCH BAM (etc) .....pause......click...click...click...click...click

(these sound effects have been brought to you curtesy of BATMAN, the original TV series)
 

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great idea simon, chances are only one thing would be left working.

SMASH BANG WOLLOP BIFF KERUNCH BAM (etc) .....pause......click...click...click...click...click

(these sound effects have been brought to you curtesy of BATMAN, the original TV series)

Good thinking :D:D
 

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in reality I am still getting used to driving it, and am far too sensible these days - but interested if there is a 'thing' about them swopping ends.

our c220 cdi saloon never has, unless provoked with the traction control off, or if there was ice/diesel/oil etc on the road :shock::lol::lol:
 

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