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my mercedes 2001 carbilet was parked for sometime drove it

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my mercedes 2001 carbilet was parked for sometime drove it today brakes seized smoked came out the front of the car and all lights on relateing to the brake system
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  Greg replied 5 years ago.

Hi .

This is due to the front brake callipers having sized pistons .
you will have to have the callipers O/H with new seal rings and dust boots
In some cases the piston will have to be replaced due to oxidation on the piston causing it to size in the caliper .
the brake pads where most likely warn right down and now the warning lights are on due to this .

Need further assistance then please get back to me .

Rgds Greg