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Sunroof stuck open
Hi there. A jammed sunroof is caused usually because of gathered dirt along the track obstructing the sliding of the sunroof. Another possible issue can be that your sunroof motor has weakened over usage. You can have a certified mechanic,...
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Hose leaking coolant
Hi there. If there is an obvious leak that you can see then that needs to be repaired first. If it is from a hose then that hose may simply need to be replaced. Once it is replaced the system...
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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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Coolant light is on
The coolant temperature sensor may have a malfunction or your engine computer needs to be reprogrammed. The problem may occur when going through temperature extremes. The computer can sometimes read a rapid change of temperature which will turn on the...
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Code P0128
The code has to do with the thermostat not performing as specified, or the temperature sensor is not working correctly. You could first replace the thermostat, since it is the most common cause, and see if the code returns. If...
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Car stuck in gear
Is your car a manual or automatic transmission? Depending on which your vehicle is you could have very different problems. Your gear shift linkage could be broken, or there may be a problem with the transmission itself. Unfortunately, without more...
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Car not shifting out of park
A common issue is a faulty brake light switch. The switch controls two circuits one for the brake lights themselves and the other tells the transmission the brake is depressed and it is ok to shift out of park. Another...
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Alternator not charging
Hello. If the alternator is not charging the battery then it may be failing. There are other problems that can occur such as bad battery connections or a failing battery cable. If the car has the wrong battery in it...
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2002 Mercedes C230 Kompressor engine won't start
Confirm that the engine immobilizer system (security system) is not activated thus preventing the car from starting. If the immobilizer system is on, you may see a security warning light. If the warning light is on, to temporarily override the...
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Do you have to have the mechanical key in the fob to start the car
Hello, thank you for writing in. If the vehicle is equipped with a keyless entry and start system, then yes. You should still be able to start the car without the piece of metal they give you in the key...
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2007 Mercedes C230. Cranks but won't start. Battery is only 1 year old. After a few attempts car starts. Alternator? Starter?
Hi Craig. Thanks for contacting us today. Generally speaking, when you attempt to start the vehicle and it finally ignites after a few times, it's caused either by a fuel / air mixture issue or a loose or worn out...
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Starting and no power and check engine light
If I understand correctly, it sounds as though you're having difficulty starting your car and that you have read a code for the crank position sensor. A crank position sensor is a common failure in your car and can cause...
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Is a 2003 Mercedes Benz C230 Kompressor a good idea to buy for 8k? The car only has 39k miles on it
Hi there. To be honest, $8,000 for a 2003 Kompressor with less than 40,000 miles is a steal of a deal. However, that also raises some serious questions as to whether the vehicle has been in an accident, or had...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 turn signal switch problems
Then turn signal switch internal parts hold it in one direction or the other normally until the steering shaft contacts the lever mechanism and returns it to center. You have a defective turn signal switch and need to replace it....
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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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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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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 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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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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