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  • Dwight
    Dwight - 1996 Mercedes Benz E320 - Steering & Suspension - 11/24/2011
    Gear shift in car won't move from park can't get key out of ignition, but key will start vehicle and turn off.
    Gear shift will not move into any gear but "Park". Key will not come out of ignition, but will turn and start vehicle and turn off
    0 answer
  • kerich
    kerich - 1997 Mercedes Benz S420 - Steering & Suspension - 11/23/2011
    1997 Mercedes s420 power steering pump leaking
    Can I order a seal kit for this pump
    • Jimm
      11/22/2011 Jimm
      Maybe, try the many on-line auto parts sources, such as; or for the replacement parts.
    • HouseCallAuto
      11/23/2011 HouseCallAuto
      You can buy a remanufactured pump for under $200. Nobody buys seal kits for PS pumps, certainly not mechanics. Even if you tried to get a seal kit you'll not find it.
  • Tommy Wallace
    Tommy Wallace - 2001 Mercedes Benz E320 - Steering & Suspension - 11/18/2011
    When making a turn it seems as though my tire is rubbing I wasn't having this problem before I had my cv joints changed
    The problem occurs when I'm making a left turn. I have no check engine lights and no warning lights on but like I said it started when I had the cv joints changed.
    0 answer
  • joseph m. charles
    joseph m. charles - 2004 Mercedes Benz ML350 - Steering & Suspension - 11/15/2011
    I am the owner of Amercedes benz and have experience of with disc brake,power stering ,
    Inedd guidance on where or who can help me on this matter
    • Jimm
      11/15/2011 Jimm
      Try to reply and rephrase the issue / problem you are having in the form of a question. You may also try the 'Diagnose' feature on this website for additional detail for describing the issue you are having.
  • Ranes
    Ranes - 2000 Mercedes Benz S430 - Steering & Suspension - 11/13/2011
    What is the procedure in replacing the Air suspension compressor?
    0 answer
  • Robert
    Robert - 1987 Mercedes Benz 300SDL - Steering & Suspension - 11/13/2011
    Why does fluid and stop leak continue to leak for power steering reservoir.
    Fluid and stop leak gone from reservoir in 1 to 2 days, after refilling. Leaking onto A/C Compressor, and then lower park of engine behind A/C Compressor. 275,000 plus miles. After adding fluid or stop leak, the fluid bubbles and foams. Leaks out whether driving ...
    • benz guy 888
      11/13/2011 benz guy 888
      check the hoses/lines if they are worn out or the seals are also worn out...the lines/hoses/seals have to be replaced...adding atf or power steering fluid is temporary try to get it fixed by a trusted shop/mechanic...hope this helps...tell me how it turns out.
  • Leby Bautista
    Leby Bautista - 1986 Mercedes Benz 300E - Steering & Suspension - 11/12/2011
    My car wiggles when I drive at the freeway at the speed of at least 55-60 m
    it start when I hit a pot hole at the street during the rainy days, I have already balanced the 2 front wheel but still the problem exist.
    • Bender
      1/30/2011 Bender
      It can be because of a bent wheel or loose wheel bearing, it can also be worn steering or suspension parts. (Raise you vehicle up and check the stability of each component. I usually check for looseness by shaking the part left and right (Example: Tie rod end, to check if its moving because of worn out bushings.)
    • benz guy 888
      11/11/2011 benz guy 888
      you have balanced the wheels? so i guess the tires are in good shape and get worn out evenly...if they are okay then i agree with bender...check the tire rods because the bushing gets worn out and while your at it check the suspension.
    • benz guy 888
      11/12/2011 benz guy 888
      i forgot to add..check the ball joints too.there might also be some problem with it.
  • Gcalller1
    Gcalller1 - 1998 Mercedes Benz CLK320 - Steering & Suspension - 11/11/2011
    Why does my brake lights and reverse lights do not work
    • benz guy 888
      11/11/2011 benz guy 888
      do you mean both left and right brake/reverse lights?check the fuses for the brake/reverse lights, if it's busted have it replaced with the same kind of fuse...if the fuses are okay, check the bulbs and if they are busted replace them with the same kind of bulbs....but it is unusual for all bulbs to go out all at the same time...hope this helps,,,tell me how it works out.
  • xmetal68
    xmetal68 - 2003 Mercedes Benz E500 - Steering & Suspension - 11/8/2011
    Passenger side rear airmatic suspension failure
    Passenger rear body is low and appears to be sitting on the tire. It will not hold air pressure after the airmatic pump raises the passenger side rear. I can also hear air escaping near the rear passenger tire. Once the rear passenger side starts to dump air, it ...
    0 answer
  • gamstarinc74
    gamstarinc74 - 1999 Mercedes Benz ML430 - Steering & Suspension - 11/2/2011
    How can i restart my ml430 after the key broke and it wont keep saying "error start"
    i was starting it an the remote key came apart, when i turn the car off to fix the key, it then wont start, showing on the dash board.......error i need to reset the remote and if so ,how do i do it
    • Spoon Sports
      11/2/2011 Spoon Sports
      this is more than likely a faulty key or a fault in the drive authorization system. If you have a spare key I would try it. If that doesn't help or if you don't have a spare key the car will need to be connected to the Mercedes diagnostic tester for a diagnosis of the drive authorization system.
  • Johnny
    Johnny - 2001 Mercedes Benz S55 AMG - Steering & Suspension - 10/26/2011
    Hydralic motor leakeage! repair cost?
    • yboy82
      10/26/2011 yboy82
      Try the AutomD Negotiator ( feature on this site it is free. They will call local shops for the repair that you needed and send the multiple quotes from your local shops. So you can compare job prices within your area.
  • guy cassandra
    guy cassandra - 2000 Mercedes Benz E320 - Steering & Suspension - 10/11/2011
    How much does it cost to replace my front struts,my car is a 4maticv
    • yboy82
      10/11/2011 yboy82
      To have a rough estimate try the AutomD Negotiator ( feature on this site it is free. They will call local shops for the repair that you needed and send the multiple quotes from your local shops. So you can compare job prices within your area.
  • mckinneycharle
    mckinneycharle - 1999 Mercedes Benz SL500 - Steering & Suspension - 10/8/2011
    How to install rear shocks or locate top mounting bolt
    • Spoon Sports
      10/8/2011 Spoon Sports
      Although I've never worked on an SL500, based on other MB automobiles, I suspect you need to remove the trunk compartment liner panels on each side. Typically the side-to-side panel locks the side panels in place so you need to remove it first. Then release the side panels from the upper clips and twist/lift the panels out of the trunk. Once you do one side the other will be easier.
  • Mercy
    Mercy - 1992 Mercedes Benz 500SL - Steering & Suspension - 9/19/2011
    Why does the right rear bounce, shimmy, and shake when I hit a dip or bump.
    Mileage: 52,000. One day while on a normal drive, the right rear of the car just starting to shimmy/shake whenever I hit a dip. It has gotten progressively worse as now when I hit a dip or bump, it bounces and shakes or shimmies only on the right rear wheel. I ...
    • Spoon Sports
      9/19/2011 Spoon Sports
      When you are driving down the road and hit a bump, your car keeps bouncing for a while. This will gradually get worse as time goes by.


      - The shock absorbers are worn or leaking.
      - The shock mounts for the shock absorbers are broken or bent.
      Spoon Sports
      9/20/2011 Mercy
      Hello Spoon Sports...sorry, shocks is not the answer. I forgot to mention that I figured that the problem was shocks and had a new set installed front and rear. The continues to shake, shimmy, and bounce when I hit a dip in the road. The car sit fine. It is not leaning! What do you think about struts. I'm wondering if the car has rear struts, if this could be the problem. Thanks for your response.
  • kenneth
    • HouseCallAuto
      9/6/2011 HouseCallAuto
      I doubt it. Try rotating the tires and see if the vibration changes. Moving tires is a useful diagnostic strategy.
      9/6/2011 Bill