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Problem with convertible top.
On an electric convertible top system the usual causes for failure are the switch, the motor(s), or something broken causing a bind in the mechanics of the retractable top. It is easiest to start with a visual inspection of the...
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Won't start - not getting fuel into the injectors
Hey there, thanks for writing in. Lack of fuel pressure here often points out a clogged fuel filter. I would have an experienced technician inspect the fuel system and check pressure at the fuel feed line under the hood. The...
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Steering wheel pump leaking fluid
A leak at the shaft seal or the pump body is obvious, but if the leak is somewhere else there is a fairy quick way to find where the leak is coming from. Clean the area very well with an...
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Car won't shift to 3rd gear
Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 1989 Mercedes-Benz 500SL. Inspect the linkages from the shifter handle to the transmission for any worn or broken parts. A problem here can cause problems shifting as well. If you need help...
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Won't start cranks over - 1983 Mercedes Benz 500SL
Gasoline in the crankcase can be a big problem. It washes everything dry of lubrication and can cause damage. Hook the battery up to a charger and change the oil again. Pull all of the spark plugs to see if...
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Air conditioning compressor
There may be an internal problem with the AC compressor. Look at the belt that drives the compressor and if it looks abnormally worn, the compressor may be putting extra resistance on the belts which can be a sign of...

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