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BONG - 1993 Mercedes Benz 300E - Preventive Maintenance - 8/19/2012
BONG - 1993 Mercedes Benz 300E - Preventive Maintenance - 8/19/2012i bought the car 2 weeks ago from a friend of mine. the mileage is 90,596. the symptom happened when the car is cold, warm, while driving or stopped or when i step on the gas after slowing down to making a turn. i first noticed it when i started it one day; the rpm ...
Richard Means - 2003 Mercedes Benz C240 - Preventive Maintenance - 8/15/2012the only malfunction light thats on is the ESP warning. i think i need a steering column tube switch. what do you think?
12/16/2011 jlofwashcheck the wiring harness connector located under the dash along the bottom of the steering colomn, make sure its plugged in all the way......................
8/15/2012 matthelf85I have the same issue now and the mechanic said its a electronic component module and they want to charge me 1200 have you since got this issue fixed and if so how please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
winn - 2000 Mercedes Benz ML320 - Preventive Maintenance - 8/15/2012my bas/esp light on and my car gas paddle not letting me drive my car i press all the way dwn on gas paddle and its not doing nothing.
Derrick - 2006 Mercedes Benz R500 - Preventive Maintenance - 8/10/2012Can you please tell me what I need to do
debbie - 2006 Mercedes Benz C230 - Preventive Maintenance - 8/8/2012
Sherry Goodin - 2008 Mercedes Benz C300 - Preventive Maintenance - 8/4/2012lights are working fine. Mileage is 53000 the message comes on when I start it and stays on all the time.
8/4/2012 raoul_tiestoBefore the warning message came on,have u replaced any bulbs?Wrong wattage bulb would cause the computer to turn on the warning light.
If no bulbs where replaced,its hard to tell what would cause the problem,maybe a poor connection at the bulb socket,wiring,connectors or even a bad computer.
j corley - 2007 Mercedes Benz S550 - Preventive Maintenance - 8/3/2012When I turn on nothing is happening
michele - 2006 Mercedes Benz C280 - Preventive Maintenance - 7/20/2012I couldn't see anywhere under the car where the leak was coming from. The car hasn't been driven for a few days so I do not know why this leak occurred? I did not see anything dripping from underneath but the gasoline was settled under the tire and ran out from the ...
Marcellino D'Amrosio - 2006 Mercedes Benz SL500 - Preventive Maintenance - 7/19/2012
7/19/2012 Jimm- Inspect and record tread depth, and correct tire pressure
- Rotate tires (excludes AMG, Sports Models, SLK, and vehicles with staggered wheels)
- Engine oil change and oil filter replacement
-Includes Mobil 1 synthetic oil
- Lubrication service
- Includes hood hinges, lock cylinders, striker
plates, sun roof tracks and top off all fluids
- Cooling system inspection
- Includes antifreeze protection level, hoses and
- Brake inspection
- Includes check of pad thickness and condition of
discs, fluids and lines
- Inspect heating and ventilation dust filter, replace if needed. (Replacement additional. Dust filter prices vary by model)
- Function check
- Includes warning lamps, headlights, exterior
lights, seat belts, windshield wiper and washer
- Inspect and lubricate throttle linkage
- Check and clean air filter
- Reset flexible service system counter
Anything that is not acceptable under Check or Inspect of course costs more to actually repair these items.
So, basically this is a $300 oil change, plus the checking of everything that you should normally do when changing your oil to make sure that your car is in tip top condition, plus a tire rotation and resetting the FSS light.
So if you are pretty handy, have some basic tools, and a repair manual you can easily do this job yourself and save.
cerenato - 1998 Mercedes Benz E320 - Preventive Maintenance - 7/14/2012Engine shakes and check engine on
7/14/2012 JimmP0170 means Fuel Trim Malfunction (Bank 1). P0170 indicates a malfunction in the PCM control of the air-fuel ratio. Bank 1 is the side of an engine that has cylinder 1.
Dirty or defective MAF sensor
Defective fuel pressure regulator
Defective O2 sensor
Oil contamination in the cam/crank sensor wiring or MAF/O2 sensor connector
Clean or replace MAF sensor
Replace fuel regulator
Replace damaged or cracked vacuum hoses
Clean cam/crank sensor wiring or MAF/O2 sensor connector
Replace O2 sensor
P0422 = Main Catalyst Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)
Symptoms of a P0422 DTC may include:
Increased tailpipe emissions
MIL (Malfunction Indicator Lamp) illumination
Potential causes of a P0422 code include:
Bad or non-functional catalyst
Engine operating out of optimal air:fuel ratio
Catalytic converters contain precious metals like platinum, palladium, rhodium among others. Basically, the cheaper the cat, the less precious metals used. It should be noted that there are some automobile makes that are very finicky when it comes to catalytic converters and the logic that the PCM uses to monitor them. Just because the parts guy says it will work doesn't mean that it will. The reason is that the engineering of the vehicle was done with a high quality catalyst in mind and it can't be replaced with a low cost catalyst. There are also different kinds of catalysts. Some makes will allow for a cheaper catalyst while others simply will not.
none - 1998 Mercedes Benz ML320 - Preventive Maintenance - 7/13/2012
allternout - 1986 Mercedes Benz 300E - Preventive Maintenance - 7/10/2012car was garaged for the last 2 years because after replacing the alternator and battery, the same problem continued. Is it possible something else could be contributing to this problem. When checked the present alternator displays low voltages and then high ...
cerenato - 1998 Mercedes Benz E320 - Preventive Maintenance - 7/9/2012I had 4codes reads from my scanners,take care of it one at a time the only left is the po105 can you help me with it? Anyone!
1SucK - 1999 Mercedes Benz S420 - Preventive Maintenance - 7/8/2012Need to know what oil weight to use?