S124 brakes not as good as they should be

Dan Dooling

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Your Mercedes
W123 300d s124 220
Hi, I need some advice please.

my pads were getting low on my s124 so I ended up changing the discs and pads on all four corners, also rebuilt the hand brake set up. The braking has not improved at all and the pedal still has a lot of travel. I have not touched the hydraulics at all.
Was wondering what the issue is most likely to be.
Could it be that it needs a bleed up any way?
Brake fluid needs changing?
Or callipers need rebuilding?

thanks in advance for any help. Dan
 

LostKiwi

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'93 500SL-32, '01 W210 Estate E240 (RIP), 02 R230 SL500, 04 Smart Roadster Coupe, 11 R350CDi
If the brake fluid is over 3 years old it should be changed.
Soft pedal is almost always air in the lines or a poorly master cylinder.
 


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