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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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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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Q: 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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