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Automatic roof is broken
The automatic roof works on a motor which uses power to operate. Something as simple as a blown fuse can stunt the operation. The components can also bind, which will surely bring operation to a halt and the roof can...
Left turn signal staying on
It sounds like the multifunction switch in the steering wheel is bad and needs to be replaced. It is a common problem with these cars. I would suggest having a technician from YourMechanic come out and replace the multifunctioning turn...
Vehicle in intrusion mode
The first thing to do would be to soak up any excess fluids. If the problem persists, then the console would need to be removed to clean out the fluids and see if components can be cleaned, or need to...
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...
Car stuck in Park
The shift interlock cylinder in the shift linkage may not be getting a signal from the brakes, or the cylinder might have gone bad. I recommend having a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, run an inspection to diagnose the...
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....
The ignition is not functioning properly for both keys. 1998 Mercedes Benz CLK320
The problem sounds like the EIS - Electronic Ignition Switch. It can be a costly and time consuming replacement. Be sure both keys are with the vehicle if you take it in for replacement. You may be able to start...
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...
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...
Car cannot be started, engine unresponsive
These types of issues can be real tricky. The ignition switch is vital to many of the items in the electrical as many modules and vehicle processes, such as starting, are initiated by the ignition switch. The vehicle starting...
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...
Gears lock when put in park
It sounds like there is an issue with the shifter interlock solenoid. Either the solenoid is not retracting when the brake pedal is depressed or the brake pedal signal is not being sent or processed to activate the shift lock...
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....
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...
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...
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,...
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...
Oil in the coolant tank, what are the possible causes please. What logical method of fault finding can I use to source the leak.
The transmission oil cooler is inside of the radiator and it may be leaking internally. If this is the case, you would need to replace the radiator and flush out the cooling system. If you'd like to get this fixed,...
Coolant hose burst
Hello. There could be a couple of reasons why your dash lights aren't working. It could be that the lights or the fuse for the lights have blown out. It is also possible that there is a problem with the...
AC is not working
There are many components involved in the air conditioning and this makes a potential for many failure points. If the air is blowing warm, the compressor clutch may not be engaging and a blown fuse can cause this. A low...

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