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Squeaking in cabin
Good question. I believe you have a ground issue within your speakers or radio. In my experience, even if the radio isn't playing you may get a high pitch noise in the cab of your vehicle. If you have an...
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i have a 2000 Mercedes c230 kompressor
You can remove the battery the same as any other vehicle. just always remember with any vehicle, disconnect the negative cable first. If you touch any part of the the vehicle with the negative cable, nothing will go wrong. If...
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Maf sensor error only bank 1
I would recommend first cleaning the MAF with contact cleaner as this may just be a dirty sensor. If this does not correct the problem, I would then suggest replacing. If you would like assistance with replacing the mass airflow...
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The rear passenger side wheel is pointing inwards it was checked out by a mechanic and they only said its the control arm
The mechanic may be right, but sometimes the terminology gets a little hazy on the Mercedes. That rear suspension has 5 links on each rear wheel, damage to any of them can cause the wheel to point in the wrong...
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The car's back rear wheel is bent as if it were hit in the back, which it was. Is the control arm damaged?
If the control arm is bent, almost certainly the wheel will be bent first, not the other way around. If you jack up the rear, block the other wheels to be sure the car can't shift or roll, put the...
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The smart key can turn the ignition but can't start the car
Hi there. It appears that the issues you're experiencing may be caused by the ignition lock cylinder. In some newer vehicles (made after 2000) this part has multiple springs inside the cylinder that allows you to press the key forward...
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How many control arms do the rear passenger side have?
Hello, The rear of these vehicles have about eight different links across the rear of the suspension including both sides. When ordering parts, you can either buy a whole kit or you must be very specific with which piece you...
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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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Car is losing power and shaking
Hello. Your intuition is correct. Your vibration is caused by a failing "flex disk", a large rubber and steel "doughnut" which connects the transmission and driveshaft, and acts as a u-joint to allow flexing as the engine and transmission move...
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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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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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