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Camber is having a large offset
Hello, thank you for writing in. The majority of the issues with driving on excessive camber stem around excessive wear to steering and suspension issues. If something is failing, and you continue to drive on it, you always risk having...
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Does my 2001 Mercedes need Motor mounts? How many motor mounts are there?
Your car has two motor mounts in the front and one transmission mount at the rear. The Front motor mounts soak up most of the engine vibration and last for about 10 or 12 years before they start to get...
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Check engine light came on and code was P0410
A P0410 can be a real bear on a Mercedes. But first you need to check the simple stuff. The Auxiliary air system is an emission control device that blows air into the hot exhaust stream to help burn up...
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neutral safety switch problem
Hi there. It could be, a faulty neutral safety switch causing the engine not to turn over. Putting the gearshift lever into neutral and trying to start the vehicle may help confirm that possibility. A no crank situation could also...
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I changed the differential oil to Amsoil Severe Gear 75W-90 Synthetic(open differential). Will synthetic gear oil cause damage.
Synthetic oils generally offer better protection than conventional oils. They stay cleaner longer and withstand higher temperatures better than conventional fluids do. A good rule of thumb to go by whether using conventional or synthetic fluids, so long as the...
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Oil leak and Check Engine Light is on
Hi there. Thanks for writing in. In some cases, the oil leaking from the vehicle after a rear main seal and oil cooler are repaired is caused by residual oil that was not cleaned or removed from the vehicle after...
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I can't turn the key on my Mercedes E320
The simplest Answer is that the steering column is under torque. If the car was parked while the steering wheel was sharply turned, the column lock may be jammed. You can unjam it by turning the steering wheel slightly. In...
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Steering wheel locked up
If it was security related the vehicle would not even start. The problem is likely the physical lock mechanism itself and/or the link with the ignition switch. This problem has been reported for this year, make and model before and...
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My front end is making a popping noise
This is a common sign of a failing CV joint. A CV (Constant Velocity) joint is a shaft that connects the transmission to the wheels, essentially transferring the power from the drive train directly to the wheels. The CV joint...
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The car is misfiring and not picking speed
Engine misfires can be caused by many different problems and are generally caused by either a spark or fuel issue or in some cases, a combination of both. Spark related problems generally will result from things like ignition coils, crankshaft...
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how much will an oil change cost? new brake pads? any other necessary services?
Hi there: It would be very difficult to give you specific costs on routine maintenance costs for a 2001 Mercedes-Benz E320. However, you can review the recommended scheduled maintenance intervals by typing in your specific data at our service schedule...
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Car shakes violently after a few minutes of driving
This may be a sign of a clogged catalytic converter. As you may already know, the catalytic converter converts toxic exhaust gases into less harmful pollutants that are suitable to be expelled into the atmosphere. When this is clogged, this...
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How do I get my car's miles to show on the dash while the car is on?
Your car has a multi function display that can show mileage, trip mileage, service intervals, and other information. It sound like you may be having difficulty getting it to display what you want. Your car will either have buttons on...
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I have a 1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 and I believe the Serpentine Belt has gone on the vehicle and now the car wont even start before
Hello, thank you for writing in. The issues you are having may very likely be related to the serpentine belt failing. Typically they break, or stretch out. It should be easy to see if you were to open the hood....
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No crank no start Key turns
when you have multiple issues like this, a good place to start is by checking the battery voltage. When the battery voltage drops off, the various modules on your car can do all sorts of spooky things. Then try starting...
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TRANSMISSION WONT SHIFT INTO PARK, REVERSE OR DRIVE STUCK IN NEUTRAL
A couple of things to look into. First, the brake light switch. Besides signaling the brake lights to work, the brake light switch communicates with the anti-lock brake system as well as the shifter and ignition locks. If the brake...
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ESP defective and engine turns off.
Hi there. Trying to diagnose mechanical issues in extreme cold weather you appear to be enduring is nearly impossible without being there to physically check a few common parts. The ESP stability control applies the brakes to the right rear...
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I'm looking at 8-10 year old MB E320 in diesel and gas. Which has the overall lower cost of ownership and greater reliability? Tha
Hi there. In regards to overall service and maintenance, gasoline powered vehicles have fewer components that require routine service. The cost of maintaining a gasoline powered vehicle tends to be slightly lower. In regards to fuel economy, the turbo diesel...
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When idled, why does my car completely shut off?
Stalling can be caused by any number of components or issues. A vacuum leak due to a broken air intake hose or intake manifold gasket can be a cause. If the engine is drawing in too much air, this would...

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