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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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Power window, signal light and wiper malfunction after rain water got inside my car.
Hi there. Usually when electrical components inside the vehicle become wet, it will only take one exposed wire to short out a relay or fuse panel. There are several electrical components that operate all of these systems that may have...
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My battery keeps going dead if I don't drive it everyday.
If your battery is in good condition, you might have an "electrical leak" And you may be spot on about the trunk sensor. But it could also be many other things. When the car is shut off and closed up,...
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I just got a P0087 code on my Mercedes.
Hi there. A fuel filter can cause a restriction in the fuel line if the filter is plugged up. If you are getting a P0087 code for fuel pressure rail is low, then put a fuel pressure tester on the...
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I have codes P0151, P0171, and P0174. I have changed out my O2 sensor, but now I have all these codes
Hey there. The codes you have downloaded simply relate to malfunctions in the "engine management system." It appears codes were set for oxygen sensor voltage out-of-range, possible EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) problems such as a blockage, and a generic code...
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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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Heat/AC blower turns off and on
Hi there. Check the switch for any loose wires or shorts from the blower motor switch to the ignition switch. Check the condition of the wire connections for an corrosion and see if the wires are loose on the ground....
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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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