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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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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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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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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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Can I have
Hi there. I'm not sure as to which component you are asking for a price quote. Before you decide to have parts replaced, you might want to read this article on the P0016 OBD-II trouble code as it will tell...
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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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Dave, are you near Huntington Beach? I am looking for a mechanic for my 2004 met 230K sport. It has 80,000mi on it. I have a cou
YourMechanic serves all of Huntington Beach. Repetitive fuse failures are caused by an underlying fault that exists in the circuit, such as overloading (perhaps due to binding parts causing motor overload) and short circuits. To resolve the seat control issue,...
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1999 c230 wont go into any gear and grinding noise when putting into park
The transmission needs to be overhauled or replaced. The internal main final drive gears are broken causing no gear engagement. Have the transmission replaced and or repaired and overhauled.
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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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Everything lights up but the car just won't start. I replace the head gasket after it blowing it.
Hi there. Check the timing between the crankshaft and the camshaft and see if the timing is off a tooth or more. If the intake or exhaust camshafts are out of sync, then the engine will not produce any pressure....
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Is this car typically a great running car? And what is usually the main issue with this particular car make and model?
In evaluating the wisdom of buying a particular model of car (used or new), consult the database of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NHTSA. The NHTSA database contains model specific consumer complaints, official recalls and factory service bulletins searchable...
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Gear wont shift into park
Hello there. On most automatic transmissions, the problem of shifting from drive gears into park is due to a failure or blockage of the shift cable or linkage. Many shifters slide on a channel and items such as coins, and...
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My alarm isn't working. The fob lights up when pressed.
It there is anything that is not closed, like a door or trunk lid, the alarm system will not activate. Likewise, if there is a bad switch on any of the doors or the trunk, the module might think that...

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