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    Brakes detective work (beyond the reference chart)

    Just purchased a 2005 Freightliner 158 sprinter 160,000 miles, 16 inch wheels with the intention of doing a camper conversion it but Needs TLC but the engine sounds healthy the body has minimal rust and I'm willing to put in the work. I'm mechanically oriented and have done a few break jobs...
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    Brake Pad Experience Needed

    Hello All, I am on the fence as to what brakes to order to replace my 3500s brakes, I have limited my options to the following: Buy from the dealership for about 700 to 800 Buy from Europarts sd (there brembo brakes front and rear kit) for about 450 The price point is much better with...
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    Brake/Rotor question

    Hello Everyone, I have a summer trip I am getting my Sprinter ready for and one thing on the list is to have my brakes done. I do not have a brake light on, but the Sprinter is new to me (had it for about 6 months now) so I do not know when they were last replaced. I have seen the post on...
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    Noticeable drag at low speed

    Hi, I recently bought a 2008 Dodge Sprinter 2500 at 180,000 KM (111,000 miles). When coasting at slow speed or accelerating from a standstill, there is some noticeable drag (like the brake is on). Having only driven an U-Haul Ford E-series before, I thought this is normal, being a heavy...
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    T1N: 1994-2006 Front Brake Set (285mm rotors, pads, sensors)

    Location - San Francisco CA (shipping available) Contact Info - reply with an offer or send a PM Price - $230 OBO Front brake set for first-generation (T1N) Sprinter 2500 and 3500 models with 285mm rotors (factory 16" wheels). Not for 2002 118" models. Originally purchased new from IDPARTS...
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    Stuck Caliper. Help!

    Need brake help. Front driver side brake caliper is stuck. Pistons won't release. Test drive around the block equals red hot brakes. What we've done: install new caliper, replace brake hose, checked break lines, bled brake lines, installed new brake pads. Any ideas for what to do next?
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    Stuck in gear/No brake pressure

    Hi everyone! My 2008 3500 got frozen into about a foot of ice. After about 2 hours of chiseling it out, I tried driving it out. It was quite the fools errand. After awhile of trying to rock it out going from drive to reverse to drive and so on, the brake light came on, the brakes lost all...
  8. S

    whining/whistling noise

    Hi all - I had my van in the shop last week and now it’s making a new noise. I wonder if you guys might be able to diagnose it. The noise kicked in after a few hours of highway driving. It generally starts when I pass about 60 mph. Acceleration and deceleration don’t seem to matter, but speed...
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    Strange noise when stopping and missing coolant

    I have a 2013 Sprinter 2500 passenger. It has about 90k and has started making a rubbing sound when stopping and has been losing coolant. STOPPING NOISE: When - Only when decelerating at a normal to quick pace. There is no sound while accelerating, cruising, or stopping slowly. It makes the...
  10. Andy at Focallocal

    Brake pedal shuddering under breaking

    Sorry i wasn't able to find anything on here by other members on this issue, just a discussion about trailers. Ever since my last MOT, around 3 months back, i've noticed slight shudder in the brake pedal when braking fast, especially at high speeds. Also only just noticeable but the steering...
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    ESP & ABS intermittent error & CAN bus connectivity

    Running into an issue with our 2014 906.155. Dash lit up with ABS, ESP, and traction warnings (images at end). Used newly acquired Scanner (Autel Maxidiag MD808 PRO) to get codes -- will be posting review in scanner section and adding link here. Showing intermittent inability to get wheel...
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    Brake lights remain on - Accessories run when brake pedal pressed

    Hello All, I have a 2005 Sprinter 3500 (Freightliner) that carries a Gulf Stream Vista Cruiser Mini motorhome. This winter on January 8, 2018 I noticed the brake lights on the motorhome. I had used it December 18-20 2017 and nothing was out of the ordinary then. I couldn't figure it out then...
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    Brake lights remain on - Accessories run when brake pedal pressed

    Hello All, I have a 2005 Sprinter 3500 (Freightliner) that carries a Gulf Stream Vista Cruiser Mini motorhome. This winter on January 8, 2018 I noticed the brake lights on the motorhome. I had used it December 18-20 2017 and nothing was out of the ordinary then. I couldn't figure it out then...
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    brake fluid in booster

    alright guys im working on a 2008 sprinter 3500 i replaced the master cylinder with reservoir and the brake booster behind it 6 months ago for i found all the brake fluid in the booster. now it came back in for same issue mind you these are both genuine Mercedes parts so i was wondering if...
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    Ongoing 2006 T1N Brake problem

    Hello, I have posted about this before and had hoped I had been able to fix my problem with soft, nearly ineffective brakes. Over the last year, and especially during cold weather or when driving in mountainous terrain or going up significant amounts of elevation, the brakes on my 2006 T1N 3500...
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    Recommended brand for brake rotors/pads?

    Looking to replace the brake pads and rotors on our 2013 Sprinter 2500. We tour heavily with an interior build out with bunks (additional weight) and we also tow a heavy trailer full of band equipment. Looking at partsgeek.com and there are a bunch of options for brand, and then additional...
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    Brake wear visit work shop

    Hello everyone, I'm almost at the 40K miles and the 'Brake wear visit work shop' message appears. I can see the brakes pads are worn out, I guess I need to take it easy on my braking habits. What do you guys recommend Having the dealer install a new set of pads and rotors (they quoted me about...
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    Anyone having brake issues

    As many of you know the Sprinters do not come with very good brakes for the class B and C motor-homes. We have solved that issue with crossed drilled and slotted rotors, steel braided brake lines and ceramic pads.
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    Handbrake Shoes

    Does anyone know how to change the handbrake shoes? I can't seem to find a video or instructions anywhere. My shoes are completely toast and need to be replaced. Thank you. (this is my first ever forum post) :cheers:
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    fading brake pedal

    I bought my 2004 with 250K miles on it. I had to replace the rear caliper which had a frozen bleeder screw and then bled the brakes by pumping. When the van is turned off the brake pedal holds firm so I assume the master cylinder is OK. Start the engine and the pedal goes to the floor. Pump...

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