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Problems with convertible top and power seat
Hi there. Sounds to me that your vehicle's top is a bit off track. This is the same concept as a window being off its track. It will neither close or open all the way. To ensure precise diagnosis, have...
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The ESP light turns on and car stops
Hi. As you probably know, ESP stands for electronic stability program. If the car detects the wheels are spinning or there is a danger of skidding into a turn, it will illuminate the ESP light. If the ESP light flashes...
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Q: Car is stalling while idling.
The most common problem with this condition is a faulty crankshaft position sensor. It is located near the transmission and controls ignition timing. if this is bad you may have the engine stall and will not restart. I would recommend...
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Driver's seat stuck in the forward position
Hello. In addition to the motor, there are other components to your seat that control its movement. It sounds like the mechanical parts that control the upper part of the seat have broken, which could cause the seat to be...
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Spilled water on shifter
Hello. Spilling water on the shifter could have affected a lot of different things in your car. There are sensors, wires, and connectors under your shifter. It is possible that water could have damaged some or all of these things....
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The engine started making noises and shakes
It depends, it could be something as simple as carbon deposits in the throttle body disrupting cold start airflow to low/unbalanced engine compression on a cold start. Because the engine is well-maintained, the first thing to do is to have...
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Tires blow out very fast
Often times, premature tire wear can be attributed to how a vehicle's suspension is aligned. On the CLK320, the manufacturer settings indicate a slight positive toe setting (tires are toed inward) and a negative camber setting (top of the tires...
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Car horn honking by itself
Your clock spring is likely faulty and shorting. The clock spring is the device between the steering wheel, and steering column. It allows you to control the functions of the steering wheel, and turn the steering wheel, while holding all...
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Car makes noises on bumpy roads
If the noise is coming from the front, two common possibilities come to mind. A front strut mount or a sway bar link. Both of these can produce a clunking sound when driving over bumps and undulations in the road....
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coolant leaking from injector 3
This could be from a couple of problems that may be unrelated. The first question is from where, specifically, the coolant is leaking. Depending on where the leak is coming from and if there are any other...
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Convertible top not closing all of the way
There are several things that may be causing this problem. Firstly, dirt stuck in the rails of the sun roof can jam or impede the full range of the motion of the automated top. Also, if any of the components...
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Service B notice won't go off
Hi there, thanks for writing in about your 2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK320. The Service B indicator needs to be reset using a factory level scan tool. A qualified technician can reset the light, but only after performing a complete B service,...
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Q: Car slips out of gear
Hello! I suggest having the transmission module tested by a technician. There are certain specifications of resistance and voltages a module must have to properly work. Both resistance and voltage can be tested with a multimeter. If it fails testing...
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Car passenger seat will not move - 2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK320
If the seat is electrically powered, there can be a number of reasons for it not to work. A blown fuse or relay to that seat will not allow power to get to the switches or electric motors. Also, a...
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Convertible top won't open or close - 2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK320
Hi there. There are several possibilities here before replacing the motor may be required. Check the 40 amp fuses for the motor first, and also check the relay for the lift motor as well for burned contacts. The fluid level...
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My car is overheating due to water pump and the nearest Autozone is 30 miles away. Would it be okay to drive? 2001 Mercedes CLK320
Hello - if your car is already overheating, NO - driving it any further is not a good idea. Newer engines with aluminum cylinder heads, and aluminum blocks, are ever more sensitive to overheating. Blown head gaskets or worse can...
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My Mercedes-Benz Clk320 is vibrating and shaking and and won't accelerate even when the pedal is to the floor what do I do?
It sound like you are losing fuel pressure but you should have the pressure tested and the computer tested for any stored codes. If codes are stored then have the codes diagnosed as needed.
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Car starts but won't catch until I press on the gas while starting
Hi Michelle. Thanks for contacting us today. Usually, this issue is caused by a faulty idle control valve or restriction of fuel flow through the throttle body. A damaged mass air flow sensor, dirty or clogged fuel filter, air filter,...

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