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  • jamie higham
    jamie higham - 1989 Mercedes Benz 560SEC - Engine - 3/23/2015
    What can make my car just stop running like the key turned off and then it restarts after a min or 2
    I have replaced the feul distributor
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2005 Mercedes Benz C230 - Engine - 3/17/2015
    Why am I getting "ESP Not Available" Message?
    Seems to be an electrical problem since my radio, lights and dashboard have fluctuations of power and it does not allow my gear to auto shift momentarily. Almost always have to shut it down and restart.
     
    • Carrera901
      3/17/2015 Carrera901
      If you have recently replaced your car battery or disconnected the car battery to check for electrical concerns, the ESP light will come on after reconnecting your car battery cables...Pos. first, then ground cable. Get in the car and make sure all doors are closed and turn the ignition key, but DO NOT Start the engine for at least 45 seconds to a minute. This allows the electrical system to check all electrical components for any fault codes etc. After waiting a minute, start the car and drive at least 9 mph or more for at least a block or so. This should clear the ESP light. If not, check for a blown fuse or replace ESP switch if it checks out to be faulty. Good luck with this one. I have seen this error message listed in the owners manual after a battery change out, or battery disconnect. Hope this helps.
  • Delroy
    Delroy - 1998 Mercedes Benz C230 - Engine - 3/17/2015
    Car shuts for while driving, Engine turns over, but wont start, b 15 amp fuse on module block, in panel?
    The Module (ABS + PC)part #A 000 540 00 72, is in the left electrical control panel (Rt front not electrical accessories fuse box)) this Module was found to have bad 15 amp fuse, but blows as soon as the ignition was turned on. Changed the Fuel Pump relay on the ...
     
    • Carrera901
      3/17/2015 Carrera901
      You either have a bad module or the engine over temp sensor which is usually found close to the engine thermostat, which has gone bad. This sensor is telling the engine electrical control that the engine is too hot to be running, so it blows fuses or simply kills fuel and electrical components to avoid a fire or worse. I had a similar problem with an Audi A4 1997 that would let me start my car and go to a near by store etc. driving 10 to 20 minutes. I shop, then get back in car, start the car and back up to leave, and as soon as I enter the street, the engine dies and will not start, leaving me and anyone who will help push my car back into the parking lot after stalling traffic, horns a blowing. Replaced both the over temp sensor and the thermostat for a whole $23.97 and fixed this mind boggling problem once and for all. Hope ths helps.
  • julezA
    julezA - 1987 Mercedes Benz 420SEL - Engine - 3/14/2015
    Engine making clanking noise sounds like it's starving of oil,but oil pressure and oil level shows ok.
    noise starts as soon as the engine gets warm. it does not burn oil. all the on boards instrument are working properly. except for the heater, sometimes it blows hot but most of time just blowing recycled cold air.
     
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  • CHIBUIKE ONUOHA
    CHIBUIKE ONUOHA - 1980 Mercedes Benz 280CE - Engine - 3/11/2015
    THE ENGINE IS REVOLVING,BUT IT IS REFUSING TO START
    IT HAPPENS WHEN THE ENGINE IS WARM
     
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  • Maryjane
    Maryjane - 2004 Mercedes Benz C240 - Engine - 2/12/2015
    How to change instrument panel that says, I need an oil change
    My son changes my oil. How do I reset so the instrument panel doesn't say I haven't changed the oil.
     
    • Jimm
      2/12/2015 Jimm
      To reset the Service Interval Exceeded warning. Turn on the ignition, use the arrow buttons to pull up the "Service exceeded by XXX miles" warning, and then hold down the cylindrical Reset button on the dash. After 4 seconds it should ask if you would like to reset the service interval
  • F seidl
    F seidl - 2000 Mercedes Benz C230 - Engine - 2/8/2015
    Why did I lose all power and car shut down
    While driving on highway I started to lose battery power. Battery light came on then lights dimmed, radio shut off and car slowed to 20 mph when I shut engine off it would not restart
     
    • Jimm
      2/8/2015 Jimm
      Check the battery and charging system - beginning with the battery cables and connections. Most auto parts stores can test the battery and charging systems for free.
  • F seidl
    F seidl - 2000 Mercedes Benz C230 - Engine - 2/8/2015
    Battery light came on and slowly lost all power until engine shut down
    I have had problem with heat blower not shutting off And car was running rough for a while. I have been pulling fuse for blower so as not to drain battery. Battery is about 4 years old
     
    • Bill
      2/8/2015 Bill
      either a bad alternator or battery in most cases, once the alternator quits the vehicle is powered only by the battery, if battery weak also then you have no cushion as far as time to get where you need to go, In some cases it could also be corroded battery terminals or loose battery terminal clamps,
    • Bill
      2/8/2015 Bill
      I'M SURE YOU HAVE MADE SURE THE FAN BELT HASN'T COME OFF OR BROKE
  • geoph
    geoph - 2004 Mercedes Benz C230 - Engine - 2/5/2015
    My car C230K 2004 model has over heated and in the process we found that the engine block surface is nolonger flat or st
    my car C230K 2004 model has over heated and in the process we found that the engine block surface is nolonger flat or staright. so will it be ok to scheme both the block and the cylinder head?
     
    • Jimm
      2/5/2015 Jimm
      The engine block and cylinder head surfaces will need to be milled / machined to the specified flatness.
  • geoph
    geoph - 2004 Mercedes Benz C230 - Engine - 2/5/2015
    My car C230K 2004 model has over heated and in the process we found that the engine block surface is nolonger flat or st
    my car C230K 2004 model has over heated and in the process we found that the engine block surface is nolonger flat or staright. so will it be ok to scheme both the block and the cylinder head?
     
    • Jimm
      2/5/2015 Jimm
      The engine block and cylinder head surfaces will need to be milled / machined to the specified flatness.
  • eric strickland
    eric strickland - 2001 Mercedes Benz E320 - Engine - 2/1/2015
    Why will the car not start after abs ,bas , and esc lights came on . battery has been replaced.
    while driving and brakes not in use , abs,bas,ecs lights came on and car lost power. brakes worked when stopping but car would not restart. battery was replaced and still would not start.
     
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  • Ruth
    Ruth - 1993 Mercedes Benz 190E - Engine - 1/20/2015
    The car wants to stall after initial start up
    125k,the car stopped running , so i replaced both fuel pumps, fuel pressure regulator, fuel filter, spark plugs. we got the car to start and run when its cold, but after it warms up it wants to stall
     
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  • harley6960
    harley6960 - 1993 Mercedes Benz 190E - Engine - 1/14/2015
    Putting head gasket on do I need to use sealant
    car turns over but wont start told it might be fuel pumps so need to check how do you recommend I do this
     
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  • j.strecker
    j.strecker - 1992 Mercedes Benz 300SD - Engine - 12/27/2014
    How to change fuel gauge sender
    I have the sender, How to install?
     
    • jason
      12/27/2014 jason
      you have to drop the fuel tank. it should be in the top side.
  • johnnyrod
    johnnyrod - 2003 Mercedes Benz CL500 - Engine - 12/21/2014
    Esp warning on the dash, ignition on and brake lights on with out the key
    brake lights on ignition on with out the key also warning on the dash ESP tried to start with key but it would not turn tried to lock and unlock vehicle with remote but it would not work
     
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