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Misfire codes
Hi There, All of the codes you are referring to relate to various cylinder misfires. Engine misfires can be caused by many different problems and are generally caused by either a spark or fuel issue or in some cases, a...
I am having over heating problems on my 2002 mercedes benz c230 and no power steering. What can cause this to happen ?
Hi Juan. Thanks for the question today. The first thing I would check would be your serpentine belt, as this belt operates the water pump and the power steering pump on your Mercedes-Benz. It is possible that these two issues...
Q: Starter replacement
Hi there. If you're considering replacing the starter on your 2005 C230, I would highly recommend purchasing a service and repair manual for this vehicle. Although there are not multiple components to remove, there is a specific order it should...
how do you if it is your fuel filter that needs replaced or the fuel pump
If inadequate fuel is ever suspected as a no start "cause", fuel pressure would be measured at the fuel rail or, in some vehicles, the value can simply be read off of a real time scan tool. If fuel pressure...
Approximately what size belt would I need without my a.c. compressor 06 c230
My guess is that your compressor has failed and the price of a new one is prohibitive. Without the compressor the angle of belt may or may not work but you'll just have to explore that. There is not a...
Hi i have a 1999 c class 220 cdi for 3 weeks now and i have a problem because didn pass the emissions test because black smoke
Remove the intake tube near the turbo so you can look inside the vanes of the turbo for oil residue from a leaking turbo oil seals? Make sure the air filter is new also. If turbo has oil in it...
Hi, I have a shifting problem with my car. When I shift in between gears it jerks. Plus I can't go past 60 mph.
Anytime your vehicle is not shifting or loses power there is a major problem and should be looked at as soon as possible to prevent additional damage to other components. I would recommend limited driving at speeds below 50 mph...
How do you know if my car Mercedez benz c230 needs a head gasket ?
Hi there. A damaged head gasket is typically the damage caused by an overheating issue - and typically not the source of the initial problem. In most cases, overheating is caused by a radiator leak, clogged cooling lines, damaged water...
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...
I have a Mercedes 2006 c230 sports class and it stalled on me and all the dash board lights came and just shut off.vstarted right
Hi Brandon. It depends on when and during what driving conditions that the vehicle stalled that might determine the reason why this occurred. Generally speaking, if you are driving under power and the vehicle stalls, it's due to an ignition...
Q: Car won't start
It sounds like you may have a dead battery or failing alternator. As you may know, the alternator charges the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while the engine turns the alternator pulley. I...
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...
Car shakes really bad between 25-55mph, steering is tight.
Tire/wheel imbalance (including excessive radial force variation) is a possibility, but so is tire/wheel damage. The vibration might not have a "single" cause as you could have a marginal tire imbalance combined with faulty struts that allow the wheel tire/assembly...
I have a 2000 Mercedes c230 komp..that had been in fairly good condition..until about 2 weeks ago.
It's not likely that the fuel pump had anything to do with this. There may have been some other problem and the fuel pump was not the solution and there was something else at work. If the car really has...
I drive a 2007 c230, and have experienced twice...the engine stalls while driving. both times, i was able to restart it. No check
Hi Mike. Thanks for contacting us tonight. There are a few things that can cause this type of problem, ranging from a mass air flow sensor that is excessively dirty or damaged, to a loose fitting electrical connection to an...
if I need to replace engine and transmission mounts for c230 2005, how many mounts will I need?
There is a left and right engine mount and a transmission mount, so three mounts in all. If you desire an inspection of the motor/transmission mounts, and advice and replacement as needed, please simply request motor/transmission mount inspection/replacement and the...
If the ac compressor pulley came off but the belt is still intacted can I still drive the car? Belt is not lose or nothing just th
The pulley is sold on Ebay for about $50 including free shipping. That cost even includes the compressor clutch. You can buy an entire used compressor on Ebay for $60 and just take the pulley off of the used compressor....
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...
I have a Mercedes c230k 2004. My question is if I can be the ingniton switch from my car and put in a new do I have to buy a new k
The ignition "switch" is an electrical component only. The actual lock tumbler, and associated key, are separate components. Consequently, you can replace the switch and continue to use your existing mechanical key. Reprogramming may be necessary. Your vehicle has an...
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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