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car shaking/vibrating when idle
Hello. This sounds like potentially a failing idle air control valve or potentially a misfire. The idle air control valve regulates the air intake into the engine as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine....
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How to replace rear speakers
Perhaps your factory-installed speakers have failed? If your Mercedes is still under warranty, you might pursue this problem with the dealer under warranty repair. The age of your E350, and mileage would certainly indicate this as appropriate. If dealer repair...
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Car shaking vibrating - 2008 Mercedes-Benz E350
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. The engine is having a misfire during operation at all times, but it is only being felt at the idle position. You have two symptoms that are occurring at the same time. The...
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My 2006 Mercedes E350 has error codes P2015 and P 0015. What needs to be done and likely cost?
Hello. P2015 is the trouble code for a problem with the intake manifold runner control circuit for bank 1. This code is set off when the computer detects an issue with the vehicle's intake manifold runner signal. This is usually...
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I have OBD codes P0025 and P0015
Hi, thanks for writing in. I'd be happy to provide you some insight on these trouble codes. Code P0025 relates to the camshaft position sensor detecting that exhaust camshaft is in an incorrect position. This affects ignition timing which can...
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Car won't start - 2006 Mercedes E350
One common issue that occurs when the battery cables are not removed while doing service on ABS brake systems is that it may trigger a few error codes to be stored in the ECU after removing the calipers. In most...
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Timing chain problem?
It could very well be a timing chain problem. The P0016 and 17 indicate that the camshaft sensors are sensing the camshaft in a position that does not logically correspond with the crankshaft. The P0302 and P0355 codes are misfire...
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Car cranks but won't start - 2007 Mercedez-Benz E350
Hello. There are quite a few things that can cause this. It appears that you have already changed quite a few parts trying to overcome this problem. From what you are explaining, this is almost always fuel related. I have...
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Looking to buy an E-class 350 4matic with 62000 miles. What maintenance services are needed?
Hello. My research indicates that the only major services required due are the spark plugs and air filter at 80k miles. If the plugs have already been done, then no major services are due until over 100k miles, besides your...
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My 2008 E350 with AMG sports package and 80.000 miles indicates that the brake pads are near their end...
Hi there. When it comes to replacing the brakes on your vehicle, it is best to use what the vehicle originally came with. I recommend replacing the brake pads with the OEM specified pads from the manufacture. Aftermarket brake pads...
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Why no front disc pressure after replacing rear drum shoes?
Adjustment of brake pads and shoes would not affect the "hydraulic" portion of the brake system, that is brake bleeding or operating system pressures. If no fluid comes out of the front calipers, the bleeder screws are blocked, the caliper...
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Grinding noise when steering left or right.
This is a common symptom of failing wheel bearings. A wheel bearing will usually fail due to pitting or small damage on the surface of the rollers or the bearing race. Both the surface of the rollers and the race...
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Chirping noise while idling around the pulleys.
The rubber drive belt may stretch a little over time and cause some noises when the tension becomes too loose. Worn bearings in the pulleys or drive system components may also make noise when they have become worn. Consider hiring...
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Transmission
Hi there: Usually when the vehicle rocks forward slightly after putting the vehicle into park; especially on an incline it's normal. However, if it's severe and moves more than a foot after, it may be an indication of a slipping...
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Can my seat belt pretensioner be repaired, or does it need to be replaced?
Most vehicle manufacturers are very particular about most of their components, but when it comes to supplemental restraint systems (SRSs), such as air bags, pretensioners, and so on, they are most particular. While it has been some time since I've...
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P0015 code
A P0015 doesn't refer to the Oxygen (exhaust) sensor. But if you want to change it, Bank 1 on the Mercedes V6 is the left (driver's) side of the car. P0015 indicates the camshaft on bank 1 is over-retarded. This...
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Poor acceleration
If your car has not had a major service that has involved replacing spark plugs and all the filters that might be all that you need. Mercedes recommends replacing the plugs at 100 k but I prefer to do it...
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Intake manifold runner stuck closed bank 1. How can I fix this on my car
There are several parts that might be broken that will cause this. The best case scenario is that you have a vacuum line disconnected. Check all your vacuum lines and hose connections first. However, what is much more likely is...
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The AC repair person suggested that I replace the system entirely.
Hi there. Assuming, the diagnoses for the A/C system are not working in traffic, this is a faulty/weak A/C compressor. It needs to be determined whether the system is contaminated. An A/C compressor (only) replacement can be successful if no...
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Why did my car have to sit and idle in the shop for 2.5 hrs?
Hi there: To be completely honest, we can't tell you the exact reason why this occurred at the Mercedes-Benz shop. In some cases, a technician will complete a diagnostic check which will require the engine to be running for a...

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