Grind sweet W124

Discussion in 'Engine' started by benzers, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. benzers

    benzers Active Member

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    this is about a 1991 230TE, that I'm learning to respect, she was poor, though getting there.. So today's question is about grinding.
    When I start her up in the morning, the first 10 meter's of driving she makes a grinding noise that is coming from the from of the car, it definitely sounds like metal agains metal, but after that its gone. until the next morning.. I'm not turning the steering as I move..
    thank you in advance.
     
  2. Ian B Walker

    Ian B Walker MB Enthusiast

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    Possible brake / disk issue?
     
  3. BoyracerAU

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    A bit of surface rust on the brake discs is probably all it is.
     
  4. grober

    grober MB Master

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    I would be looking at the rear brakes- possibly the rear caliper spring clips or pads or alternatively the handbrake shoes/return springs in the little drum brake that forms part of the rear disc. The rear brake assemblies are often heavily corroded and prone to jamming on.
     
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    benzers

    benzers Active Member

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    Thanks for all the swiftissimo responses.
     
  6. EDZ649

    EDZ649 MB Enthusiast

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    Oooh, I do like a bit of grinding in the morning ;)

    Agree with the above ^^^
     

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