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I press the gas pedal but the car isn't getting gas. The engine doesn't rev up.
Good question. I want to go through a few steps with you and hopefully find your problem and save you some time and money. If you find the issue during steps, then ahead and fix that fault and you should...
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heating/cooling and fan
You likely have a low coolant problem. When your coolant level isn't correct your air won't blow at the right temperature. However, it's also possible that your heater core isn't working properly. It may just be clogged and need to...
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On a 1994 c280 the wheel stud plate is stripped. Is there any way I can fix that?
Hello, thanks for writing in. With a good tap & dye kit, you may be able to re-tap the threads. However, if this is not done properly, you run the risk of making the bolt hole too big and will...
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How to fix my draining battery
Hi there. There are a few items that you might want to have checked out that may be causing the battery to drain prematurely. The first is the alternator. The alternator is designed to power the vehicle's components once the...
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Loud chirping from valvetrain
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several causes for low compression. It was a great idea to test all cylinders. With only having low compression in one cylinder, the issue is likely an exhaust valve. The vehicle should...
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how much would a average tune up b for my Mercedes c280 2000
Hi there. Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a "tune-up" anymore. However, there is scheduled maintenance that has a list provided in the owner's manual or on repair sites such as ALLDATA, MITCHELL, etc..... There should be a list...
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My 1998 mercedes c280 will not shift out of first gear
Your car has an electronically controlled transmission, and I'm willing to bet the problem lies in the control system. Mercedes had some issues with the wiring of the early electronic transmissions, so they were performing a lot of updates when...
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My car key stop working last night and its was the only key I had. Where could I go to get a new key?
Hi there. The dealership would have a replacement key for the vehicle. First try replacing the battery in the key fob or the key it self. Then you will have to reprogram the key to the ignition and the door...
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Car shaking engine light turned on
Hi There, Shaking or vibration may be caused by many different things such as faulty spark plugs, poor fuel pressure or misfires. Other things such as a faulty idle air control valve may cause the engine idle to drop below...
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Car left two days didn't start third day, lights go on, no start up. AAA battery charger started car.
Hello. It sounds like you have a battery issue. If the jump starting got the vehicle going then that means that the battery alone could not produce enough power to start the vehicle. If the battery is low enough it...
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RADIATOR COOLANT FAN DOSEN'T WORK IN COOLING SYSTEM CIRCUIT
The heater not working in some cases may be related to the overheating problem you are also having. This may be due to a faulty heater blower motor or potentially a bad heater core. As you may know, the heater...
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RADIATOR COOLING FAN IS NOT WORKING
The cooling fan is controlled by the ECU. The ECU sends the on command to one of the fan relays which send the power either to the fan for high speed or the fan resistor for low speed. The relays...
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Was told that I need my valve cover gasket replaced. It is the drives side 1998 Mercedes C280
Hi there - I believe the "gasket" you mention that is actually leaking is one of a handful of rubber grommets for the bolts that hold on the valve cover gasket. They require removal of the valve cover gasket to...
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Hi. there is oil in my coolant of a 1995 280C Mercedes? How bad is the news?
Oil and coolant travel through separate passageways in the head and block. Wherever there is a potential cross-over, such as at the cylinder head gasket, or through a crack in the block or head, you can get mixing of the...
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Coolant leaking
Hi There, The water pump is certainly a good possibility since it is near the front of the motor. Generally, when a water pump is going bad, you may hear a bit of a whining sound combined with the pump...
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Motor won't rev past 3,000rpm
It sounds like you may have a crankshaft position sensor that may be on the verge of failing. A crankshaft position sensor is an electronic device used to monitor the position or rotational speed of the crankshaft. This information is...
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I have a mercedes c280 and the ac control module started releasing smoke as soon as we turn on the car. It had a burning smell. Af
Hi there. What you have described is not a normal 'symptom' of AC system failure. It's possible that an electrical relay has been damaged or perhaps some debris (like paper or a leaf) has found its way into the AC...
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I have a 1996 benz c280 care needs throttle body actuator have problems getting this in jamaica
Hello, it is unfortunate you are having issues find parts. You may want to try cleaning the throttle itself, cleaning the idle air control valve, and making sure the air filter and housing is clean. Make sure the throttle actuator's...
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My car is leaking antifreeze
Hello, thank you for writing in. Hoses are generally flexible and can take a decent hit. When you hit a pot hole and send the front of the engine downward, you are more likely to break something that is rigid...
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1998 mercedes benz c280 transmission fluid leak from top
Hi there. Unfortunately, we are not able to receive pictures or video to pinpoint damage or identify parts for vehicles through this platform. The best way to identify this item is to search online for a detailed schematic of your...

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