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  • ajababy79
    ajababy79 - 1999 Mercedes Benz C230 - Preventive Maintenance - 1/24/2013
    Car will not start the battery keeps dying if not driven in a few days
    when we try to start the car it will not. the car is not doing anything after we replaced the battery it was fine for a few days. Now the car will not start again like its a dead battery. what could be causing the battery to drain so fast? we are in the ...
     
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  • sigkc6uxx
    sigkc6uxx - 1999 Mercedes Benz E320 - Preventive Maintenance - 1/20/2013
    How can i turne off "service due" on dashboard?
     
    • Jimm
      1/20/2013 Jimm
      If you perform the service yourself, you can manually reset the service indicator.

      Turn the ignition switch using your key to the "II" position.

      Press the trip odometer reset button twice within one second. This must be done within four seconds of moving the ignition to the "II" position. This causes the car to enter reset mode.

      Turn the ignition switch to the "0" position.

      Press and hold the trip odometer reset button.

      Turn the ignition switch to the "II" position.

      Release the trip odometer reset button when the service indicator resets and a chime sounds. Turn the ignition switch off.
  • lyn87
    lyn87 - 2000 Mercedes Benz E320 - Preventive Maintenance - 1/20/2013
    Does anyone know if a good Mercedes mechanic in riverside area that will not murder my wallet??
    Car is making funky noises
     
    • Jimm
      1/20/2013 Jimm
      Check the 'Find-A-Shop' feature on the AutoMD website and talk to friends / aquaintances for their recommendations - often word-of-mouth is the best advertisement.
      Jimm
      5/2/2013 lyn87
      Yeah the only thing is I'm new here and I don't have friends or family in the area so that's kinda hard
  • ericalvaradolazo
    ericalvaradolazo - 1999 Mercedes Benz S320 - Preventive Maintenance - 1/12/2013
    My heater and AC isn't working. but the climate control is working. Where is the problems?
     
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  • sassyjune2000
    sassyjune2000 - 2008 Mercedes Benz C300 - Preventive Maintenance - 1/12/2013
    Need a Wheel Alignment & Road force balance
    How much is the cost?
     
    • Jimm
      1/12/2013 Jimm
      Check with the local wheel alignment shops in your area for an estimate.
  • Arjan Amiri
    Arjan Amiri - 2002 Mercedes Benz E320 - Preventive Maintenance - 1/11/2013
    What is the estimated annual maintenance cost for this vehicle?
    This vehicle has 157,414 miles.
     
    • Jimm
      1/11/2013 Jimm
      No way to know for certain - the costs will vary according to; who performs the maintenance, where the parts and services are purchased.
      In general, and assuming an average of around 5,000 miles for oil change intervals @ $20.00 each, you can figure around $60.00 minimum per year for the engine oil and filter changes. Given the average miles driven at around 15k miles per year - simply go down through the list of the recommended maintenence items to arrive a the relative service costs.
      To gain an estimate of the parts prices, try these websites; www.autopartswarehouse.com or www.rockauto.com.
  • Arjan Amiri
    Arjan Amiri - 2002 Mercedes Benz E320 - Preventive Maintenance - 1/11/2013
    What do you estimate the average annual maintenance cost of this vehicle to be?
    The vehicle has 157,414 miles.
     
    • Jimm
      1/11/2013 Jimm
      No way to know for certain - the costs will vary according to; who performs the maintenance, where the parts and services are purchased.
      In general, and assuming an average of around 5,000 miles for oil change intervals @ $20.00 each, you can figure around $60.00 minimum per year for the engine oil and filter changes. Given the average miles driven at around 15k miles per year - simply go down through the list of the recommended maintenence items to arrive a the relative service costs.
      To gain an estimate of the parts prices, try these websites; www.autopartswarehouse.com or www.rockauto.com.
  • buba
    buba - 2002 Mercedes Benz C320 - Preventive Maintenance - 1/9/2013
    I am hearing a ticking noise from the driver side under the hood. It comes from a component attached to the side wall
    I like to know what it is and do I need to worry about it
     
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  • zod_13_y
    zod_13_y - 1998 Mercedes Benz C230 - Preventive Maintenance - 1/7/2013
    Having ignition, key problems.
    Hello there, I Bought a 1998 c230, the guy I bought it from started the car a certain way, but it was hard for me to do it. The ignition recognizes the key and it (beeps) till my door is closed. I already ordered another key, the previous key was pretty messed up. ...
     
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  • comingonfour
    comingonfour - 1991 Mercedes Benz 420SEL - Preventive Maintenance - 1/6/2013
    Car was on when adjust idle screw,... tried to start car again but it will only crank not start
     
    • Jimm
      1/6/2013 Jimm
      Was the engine turned off when the idle screw was adjusted? If yes, then re-adjust / return the idle screw to the previous setting or position and then re-start the engine.
  • Peter
    Peter - 2005 Mercedes Benz E500 - Preventive Maintenance - 1/3/2013
    Reset maintenance check up "F"
    Reset code in display
     
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  • Bobby Williams
    Bobby Williams - 1998 Mercedes Benz SL500 - Preventive Maintenance - 12/29/2012
    How to care for the panoramic roof?
    It rattles over bumps!
     
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  • robert_cooper_guitar
    robert_cooper_guitar - 1993 Mercedes Benz 300CE - Preventive Maintenance - 12/29/2012
    Where is the fuse box located? and how do i open the engine compartment?
     
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  • mercedez 1984
    mercedez 1984 - 1984 Mercedes Benz 300SD - Preventive Maintenance - 12/26/2012
    I have a 1984 Mercedes Benz. How often does the primary and secondary fuel filters need to be replace?
    I have been losing power when accelerating and I think it is possible my fuel filer
     
    • Jimm
      12/26/2012 Jimm
      The fuel filters should be replaced at every 30k miles. Try the many on-line auto parts sources, such as; www.autopartswarehouse.com or www.rockauto.com for the replacement parts. For example, they (RockAuto) list the primary fuel filter for $0.62 and the secondary filter for around $6.00 for your vehicle.
  • Dr Tayo Ogunbadejo
    Dr Tayo Ogunbadejo - 2010 Mercedes Benz ML350 - Preventive Maintenance - 12/26/2012
    What does service B entail?
    Regular maintenance service in Mercedes benz ml350
     
    • Jimm
      12/26/2012 Jimm
      First, try the owners or maintenance manual with the vehicle. Next, try the on-line manual sources, such as; www.manualspace.com for the maintenance schedule.
      Mercedes uses a Flexible Service System that takes into consideration your cars operating characteristics for service recommendations. They have gotten away from the 30, 60, 90,000 mile intervals. For the most part you'll just do lubrication services every 13,000 miles. For example, if you're coming up on a 39,000 mile service where they also recommend new fluid and filter in the transmission and new transfer case fluid.
      I recommend doing an oil and filter change in between each lubrication service. At 2 year/26,000 mile intervals they recommend a new cabin air filter. Engine air filter is recommended every 52,000 miles, fuel filter at 65,000 miles and spark plugs at 78,000 miles. Brake fluid should be changed every 2 years.