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Xenon dipped lights lights intermitantly not working left then right no fixed pattern
The least costly items to replace would be the xenon bulbs. While they do have a long lifespan, they can behave strangely when failed or failing. They can stop working completely, or work intermittently for a time before they stop...
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Glow Plug
Hello. The starting issue you are having could very well be caused by the glow plug circuit. It may not be the glow plugs themselves (although it could be), but rather the wires and other parts of the circuit involved....
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Sluggish power & oil light cam on saying that it's low. I just had the oil changed
Hello. If the oil level was low, then it will cause these codes (P0016 and P0017) to appear. The variable valve timing system on this vehicle is controlled with oil pressure so when the oil level is low or if...
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shift problem
Hi there. The issue with your shift problems are the shift range selector sensor on the transmission has failed. Remove the range selector sensor on the transmission and replace it with a new one. The contacts were shorted inside the...
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Erratic Idle
Hello! It sounds like you may have a dirty or faulty idle air control valve. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds...
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Clogged manifold intake runner bank 1 2005 Mercedes C230 Turbo
Hi - the clogged intake is a long-term "carbon clogging" from the turbocharger/EGR valve operation. The manifold must be removed, disassembled, cleaned and reinstalled. Tedious, and requires moderate DIYr skills. Unfortunately, this is not a service YourMechanic offers at this...
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My 2006 C 230 sways left and right at every dip in the road. Do I need new struts?
This may seem obvious, but did you check the tire pressure? Low pressure on even one tire will make the car seem very unstable. That having been said, it's possible that one or more of the suspension links have been...
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I have a Mercedes Benz C230 and am seeing an indicator on the dash board that "A check in 5500 miles". Pls what does this mean?
The service reminder system is telling you how far you have until the next scheduled maintenance. The "A" service is an oil and filter change along with a few routine checks and the "B" service is the A service plus...
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What repairs fix codes P0172 and P0304? I just had all the spark plugs replaced recently.
The P0304 code indicates a misfire has been detected on cylinder 4. The P0172 code indicates that the fuel mixture is richer than the mixture control can compensate for. It's possible that they are related, but not necessarily. Rich mixture...
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why does my car keep stalling when i come to a stop today it just turned off and now it wont start i already changed the fuel pump
Hi there. If you tested the fuel pump and noticed that it was not "humming" that's either an indication of a fuel pump electrical relay (as you suggested) or a fuse that is broken. It could also indicate that the...
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The timing belt broke while I was driving. Can a mechanic estimate what additional damage the broken belt caused upfront?
The vehicle information you provided is for a vehicle that has a timing chain no a timing belt. If the timing chain broke while you were driving, then the engine must be replaced preferably by the dealer for the bet...
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My car will turn over but will not start
Hi there: Most of the time, this type of starting issue is caused by an ignition system component failure. On your MB, it may include the ignition coil, crankshaft position sensor or electronic ignition system faults. The best way to...
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What would cause the power to drop to zero at freeway speed and not start once it's at the shoulder?
Hello. Thank you for writing in. When dealing with a stall while at highway speeds, or what some may consider "under a load", the issues are typically ignition related. The first test would be to check for spark while attempting...
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Engine codes detected were P0016 P0017 and P0174.
The codes P0016 and P0017 are related to the crankshaft location and the camshaft location. Check the camshaft position sensor and see if its plugged in. If the wiring harness is in good shape and the wires are plugged in,...
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P0170 and P0173 codes. Mercedes-Benz w203 V6 C230 2006 year sport-sedan
You're right to check for vacuum leaks. Low fuel pressure could also be a problem. P0170 and 173 refer to fuel trim on bank one and bank two. The ECU has detected that the engine is running lean, and is...
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engine will not start.
Hi there. The noise could be either the starter not working properly making a loud noise or the ignition system is not working making the engine crank with no spark. Check all of the wiring to the starter and to...
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Engine sputtering after refueling
Hi There, This is likely related to your EVAP emissions system and something called a purge solenoid. The EVAP system prevents fuel vapors from the fuel tank from escaping into the atmosphere. The EVAP system collects and temporarily stores the...
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One of my front tires is angled different now that I hit a rock. Could an alignment fix it? 2007 Mercedes C230
Hello - you are correct, an alignment is not going to properly repair this damage. There may be a bent or otherwise damaged suspension control arm (lower) or tie rod. I recommend a steering and suspension inspection performed by a...
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Car does not move
Hi there. There are multiple components that could be damaged; causing your MB to not accelerate. Some of the possible issues include shifter linkage problems, shift sensors or internal transmission components that are damaged and require replacement or service. It's...
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The car has a noise when starting and exhaust is fine it comes from the manifold, is the manifold gasket damaged need some replace
A leaking intake can make a kind of whistling noise. A helpful tool for locating an intake or exhaust leak is a piece of plastic hose. You can buy a mechanic's stethoscope and pull off the end, but you can...

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