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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2007 Mercedes Benz C230 - Engine - 12/1/2013
    If my car was serviced for a problem under warranty...
    If my car got serviced for a problem during warranty in 2007 and that same problem is just occured now can it still be fixed for no cost? The check engine light is on for the camshaft position sensor. should i contact the dealer and take it in?
     
    • Jimm
      12/1/2013 Jimm
      Best to have the question answered - regarding the repair performed and the specific warranty detail - by contacting the dealership or repair shop that actually performed the work in 2007, or beyond this step you may also contact Mercedes-Benz directly.
      Keep in mind, the camshaft position sensor - like any other component / part has a specific warranty and expected service life.

      Generally, the repairs may be covered if the manufacturer offered an extended warranty or some other repair assistance - in writing, when the warranty work on the camshaft position sensor was replaced.

      Given the fact you are asking the question would indicate the warranty work is limited in time or mileage - or both - to the present time. If this is the case, then any related repairs would be at your expense for all parts and labor.

      The cam position sensor is available outside trhe deleaership network - try these sources; www.partsgeek.com, www.rockauto.com, www.discountautoparts.com - to list only a few possibilities.

      In fact, they (RockAuto) list the camshaft position sensor from around $94.00 - aftermarket parts; (Standard Motor Products part # PC641), or the (Airtex / Wells part # 5S7040) are same as original (OEM).

      The camshaft position sensor (CPS) is not difficult to replace - use the AutoMD, the Auto Zone, or this link: (www2.justanswer.com/uploads/eurotec/2011-11-02_234700_removal_and_replacement.pdf) with specific repair steps and diagrams - to replace the cam position sensors. The sensor is located on the cylinder head; with one bolt and one electrical connector to unplug.

      I would suggest 1st replacing the magnets on bank 1 (passenger side of engine), both intake and exhaust camshaft position sensors, then resetting the CEL (check engine light) and see what happens.

  • MrEd
    MrEd - 2008 Mercedes Benz ML320 - Engine - 12/1/2013
    Engine Oil and Filter change
    The estimates for engine oil and filter change for this vehicle on this site are totally incorrect. This vehicle uses 9.25 quarts of Mobil 1 ESP 5w-40 Formula M - Approved against Daimler Chrysler's MB 229.51. That stuff sells for ~ $8 per quart. I suspect these ...
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      12/1/2013 HouseCallAuto
      Yes I agree. According to Alldata, the capacity is 9.0 Qts or 8.5 liters with filter.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2007 Mercedes Benz C230 - Engine - 11/30/2013
    If my car was serviced for a problem under warranty...
    If my car got serviced for a problem during warranty in 2007 and that same problem is just occured now can it still be fixed for no cost? The check engine light is on for the camshaft position sensor. should i contact the dealer and take it in?
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      11/30/2013 HouseCallAuto
      There is -0- chance that they will fix it for free. They will treat it as a new job. I don't believe that they have lifetime warranty on repairs performed years earlier, one year / 12000 miles is typical.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2006 Mercedes Benz SLK280 - Engine - 11/30/2013
    Where is the windshield washer pump located and is it hard to change?
    Fluid is full however no fluid squirts when the button is pressed
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      11/30/2013 HouseCallAuto
      Do you hear any noise when you push the button? The washer pump takes an hour to replace. Not your usual DIY type repair though. Have to remove the rear fender liner inside the right front fender to access the bottle and pump. Also, according to a procedure I read, a special tool is needed ( a wedge) of which here is a link to that special tool >> http://www.factorymoparparts.com/115-589-03-59-00.html
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2007 Mercedes Benz SL550 - Engine - 11/10/2013
    Where do i get a repair manual for a 2007 mercedes benz
    I have been searching online and cant find a repair manual for my mercedes sl 550. Anyone have any ideas where I can get one?
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      11/10/2013 HouseCallAuto
      Buy a yearly subscription to alldataDIY for like $30. You can buy the manuals from MB but expect to pay big money. By the way, I just purchased an 07 SL550 with 50K miles.
      HouseCallAuto
      11/10/2013 AutoMD Member
      thanks love mine except this is the second time i go to put the retractable top down and it goes down 90% of the way and wont go down the rest of the way or back up so I hope it doesnt rain tonight. Last time my tennis bag was up against some sensor, I was told. This time theres nothing in my trunk.
  • Sheila
    Sheila - 1999 Mercedes Benz E320 - Engine - 11/8/2013
    What is that means slug in motor
    when I put the the gear in reverse and turn the stearing wheels the car vibrating .the shop said slug in the motor causes .is that means have problem whit the motor and how do I fix it? thanks
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      11/8/2013 HouseCallAuto
      They likely meant the word sludge, not slug. It means the engine can't breathe because sludge buildup may be blocking certain ports for the PCV system. This shouldn't be for you to decide, someone has to take some detailed interest and inform you what needs to be done from a mechanic's perspective, preferably a mercedes benz guy that knows the product. MB cars are sort of in their own class when it comes to service procedures. Getting rid of sludge is generally not a DIY project and in many cases the engine needs to be replaced if the sludge is bad enough. Sludge forms from oil changes that are not performed often enough. It does not take but one or two times when a person goes a year or more without an oil change. Kind of like leaving a pot on the stove burner with food in it and forgetting about it. there are times when you just can't get the pot clean again and you throw it away.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1998 Mercedes Benz ML320 - Engine - 11/3/2013
    What is wrong when my spark plugs load up with fuel when i attempt to start it
    it starts barely but has no power miles on odometer are 231114
     
    • John's Auto Repair
      11/3/2013 John's Auto Repair
      There is a couple of things that can cause it. First, check fuel pressure, if too high , could be the
      pressure regulator. Did you scan your computer for any codes? Any major parts store will check
      it for codes for free. Let me know.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1998 Mercedes Benz ML320 - Engine - 11/3/2013
    Why is it that soon after starting spark plugs load up with fuel
    231114 miles on odometer it sputters and barely runs no power
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2000 Mercedes Benz ML430 - Engine - 11/2/2013
    The battery drained after park for 7 day nothing visual which cause it
    test and recharge battery than reinstall it will hold for few day
     
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  • Cardis
    Cardis - 2007 Mercedes Benz R350 - Engine - 11/1/2013
    Vehicle began to hesitate and loose power on interstate in cruise mode. Has since lost power in city traffic.
    Newly purchased vehicle. When vehicle first exhibited problem it was taken to a local shop where it was tested for electrical codes and none were found. Engine light came on and onboard monitor states that: [It has been xxx days since "D" system has been ...
     
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  • Cardis
    Cardis - 2007 Mercedes Benz R350 - Engine - 11/1/2013
    Vehicle began to hesitate and loose power on interstate in cruise mode. Has since lost power in city traffic.
    Newly purchased vehicle. When vehicle first exhibited problem it was taken to a local shop where it was tested for electrical codes and none were found. Engine light came on and onboard monitor states that: [It has been xxx days since "D" system has been ...
     
    0 answer
  • monty
    monty - 1996 Mercedes Benz E320 - Engine - 11/1/2013
    It surges at idle and taking off from stop but run ok on freeway
    I've change the massive air flow sensor already
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2008 Mercedes Benz E350 - Engine - 10/19/2013
    Car does not start after parked in driveway last night?
    Lights and display works. Turning key does nothing to start however clock runs backwards and stops on current time after doing 24 hr resolution.
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2007 Mercedes Benz ML500 - Engine - 10/19/2013
    Metal grinding sound
    I just had the compressor replaced, now I hear a grinding sound when driving slow and turning the steering wheel
     
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  • gutierrezrichard32
    gutierrezrichard32 - 2000 Mercedes Benz ML320 - Engine - 10/6/2013
    Why does the starter have a clicking noise and does not rotate when key is turned to start position
    replaced starter and it still remains the same
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      10/6/2013 HouseCallAuto
      Are there any error messages showing on the information center? Like "start error" for example?
 
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