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Front end shakes and ABS light and brake light is on

(1990 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL)
in Concord, NC on June 12, 2011
I recently sold my 420SEL to my sister who had a mechanic replace the brakes. Now the ABS light is on and the need brakes light is on. She has replaced the ABS system, rotors and calipers and still does not have good brakes. When driving the car for about 15 minutes it begins to shake very much in the front. What could the mechanic have done wrong. This is the second time they have repaired it and it still shakes. The light was not on a no problems until after this repair.
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Does the shaking happen under braking only if so I would suspect rotor issues or a caliper not releasing,guide pins not lubricated. Are all four brake pads evenly worn? The suspension bushings need to checked for excess play or wear, tires and rims checked, and the brake system thoroughly inspected.
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on June 15, 2011
thanks for your response. The car seems to start shaking after 15 minutes of driving. It seems to happen even when the brakes are not applied. The car will just start vibrating in the front and increase to the point of being somewhat uncontrollable. I will take your advise to the mechanic. He has taken the braking system apart 2 times and the problem still remains. The rotors were turned and brakes replaced. I think something is happening with the calipers but just can not identify the problem. Any other advise would be appreciated. Thanks again.
on July 24, 2017
You need to reset your computer after doing so your car and transmission should run great...get into the car and close all doors put the key in and turn it two clicks to the right but don't start it depress the gas pedal hard to the floor and count to 15 or time to 15 seconds then turn key back two clicks to zero but don't remove the key, release the gas pedal slowly then leave everything off don't open any doors for two minutes then remove the key.....your done this should be done every month or so ...let me know if things are back to normal....your shaking problem is the ball joints but shocks and replacing the steering shock is recommended...ball joints are about 25.ea. But labor can be $600.-900. At a shop so try out of the way used tire repair shops...
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