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1982 Mercedes-Benz 500 Series 500SEC Coupe Base

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March 14, 2009, 6:24 am

Gary M

Question: besides my A/C problems, I have a noise coming from the

besides my A/C problems, I have a noise coming from the left front wheel, it is a clicking noise that is heard when almost to a complete stop, the car does not seem to pull to the left or right, the pedal does not pulsate, and the unit seems to stop properly, I suspect it to be in the "ABS" system, could it be an improperly bled brake?

March 20, 2009, 10:04 pm

Elizabeth K

No ABS in '84. If the brakes had air in them, your pedal would feel spongy, and making noise is not a symptom of air in the lines.

What it could be is an broken or missing anti-rattle clip for one of your brake pads. It is more an annoyance than anything else. If you feel brave, you could tear down the brakes and do a thorough inspection, but that would probably result in wanting to replace the pads, and since you're in there, rebuild the calipers, and then resurface the rotors, and before you know it you'll be out $500 in parts. But it wouldn't hurt to take to a shop that will do a free brake inspection to make sure that nothing is wrong, and if nothing seems seriously bad, let the repair wait until the brakes need to be replaced.

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