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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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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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Hello Patrick. I have 2 stud's that have already broke in my rim/tire, it happened one time before and I had to get it burned out
Hi there. Mercedes-Benz lug studs are incredibly brittle and tend to snap under two different situations. First, the stud will be torqued down too tightly, which fuses the stud inside the hub and snaps when it's taken off with an...
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Hi, I need to replace the battery of my 1999 e320 wagon. Is the mega tron battery from interstatebatteries a good replacement.
Personally, I'm a fan of Interstate Batteries. I've used them in all my cars and trucks for the last 35 years. When you go to change your battery, It's helpful to use a device to keep the car's electrical system...
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My key doesn't work and the line is broken. I need to replace a tail light how do I get into the trunk no remote. 1997 e320
On the trunk lid above the license plate should be a trunk lock cylinder. You can insert the metal key to unlock and open the trunk manually. If it has never been used, it may be difficult to turn due...
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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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I have a 96 Mercedes recently it started rattling in park but as soon as i put it in gear it stops eat cud be wrng
Under hood rattling can be caused by loose exhaust components, faulty pulleys and accessories, motor mount faults, loose heat shields, or any loose component. The reason you are noticing the noise only under certain conditions ("park" versus "drive") is because...
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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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Went out to start my 2001 E 320 turned the key and there was a loud snapping noise like a short circuit. Now the instruments stil
Hi there. It's actually a problem with vehicles over 10 to 15 years of age in general. What typically occurs is that the ignition relay will be come damaged after years of continual wear and tear. This is most likely...
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Mercedes-Benz e320 won't go in first gear
Hi there. Typically when the transmission will not shift out of first gear it is due to either an obstruction of transmission fluid in the hydraulic lines inside the transmission or a shift sensor / torque converter problem. If you...
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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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Why do I have black soot on my exhaust? Check Engine is not on 2004 Mercedes E320
Hello - a bit of black soot on the exhaust pipe can be due to several things that don't necessarily represent a problem. If you consistently drive short trips, where the engine doesn't have a chance to warm up completely,...
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Could you please define what can be root cause?
Surging can be caused by a number or mechanical or electronic issues. A vacuum leak for example. If there is a crack in the air intake hose, or a vacuum line or loose or broken, this can effect idle speed...
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As soon as I start up the car and I press the brake I hear a beep sound and my right low beam headlight goes out.
The chime that you are hearing is for a brake light or a headlight that is burned out or shutting off. The brake system could have a problem and shorting out with the headlight circuit and the right headlight could...
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2004 E320 Mercedes Benz squeaky Noise occassionally from left wheel area when driving over a bump or just driving. 2004 Mercedes E320
Hi there - this noise could be from suspension link or bushing(control arm or sway bar), or from the spring seats. This is the sort of random noise that springs up after some years of service. Will probably require putting...

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