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My car won't rev or accelerate
Hello there. If you press down on your accelerator pedal and the engine will not rev at all, this is typically the indication of a damaged throttle linkage or throttle body component. On an older Mercedes-Benz, the throttle is not...
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where is the location of crank position sensor in 2001 s600
Hello, thank you for writing in. The crankshaft position sensor is located on the back of the engine towards the top of the transmission bell housing. It will be towards the driver's side, and be tucked in close to the...
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Good evening from Ghana in west Africa, please help me with this,i want to the location of vehicle output speed sensor on benz ml3
Hello, thank you for writing in. An output speed sensor on your vehicle would likely trigger a P0720 engine code. If this sounds like the correct sensor, then you are looking at the speed sensor located on the transmission's electrical...
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My sl600 V12 has 161,000 miles. Do I need to replace the ignition wires?
If you suspect that the engine is misfiring, you should identify and resolve the cause now because misfiring can cause lots of collateral damage such as plugging up the catalytic converter. Misfiring also wastes lots of gas, has the potential...
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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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My car is leaking antifreeze
Hello, thank you for writing in. Hoses are generally flexible and can take a decent hit. When you hit a pot hole and send the front of the engine downward, you are more likely to break something that is rigid...
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Need to know the A/C relay location on a 1982 European Mercedes-Benz 280sl.
The relay is on the driver side right next to the brake booster and master cylinder. It looks like a large black block by the fender. For the compressor to not have power to it, check the low pressure switch...
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My alarm isn't working. The fob lights up when pressed.
It there is anything that is not closed, like a door or trunk lid, the alarm system will not activate. Likewise, if there is a bad switch on any of the doors or the trunk, the module might think that...
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Gear wont shift into park
Hello there. On most automatic transmissions, the problem of shifting from drive gears into park is due to a failure or blockage of the shift cable or linkage. Many shifters slide on a channel and items such as coins, and...
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Mercedes SL a/c pressure switch location
Hi there. You might want to review this question and our mechanic's reply to see if this helps. Otherwise, I would recommend purchasing a service and repair manual for your vehicle as it will include detailed schematics for all systems....
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Crank everytime but won't start
You are correct that the P0140 and 141 may not have anything to do with the car not starting P0140 and 141 are for O2 sensor heater malfunctions. But on some cars the relay that powers the O2 sensor heaters...
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I have a 2003 SLK320, V6, When I remotely lock the doors with the top down, after approx. 1/2hr the hazard lights start flashin
The folding hard top - or Vario-Roof in Mercedes speak - is a simple yet complex piece of machinery. There are a number of micro-switches mounted in the framework of the roof itself, as well as in the windshield header...
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ABS light on, ESP light on,Traction OFF light on, engine light on, rides perfectly OBDI reads only Front Right Wheel Speed Sensor
If a faulty component is still in place, the fault codes will return almost immediately after clearing them. ABS, ESP, and traction control systems all rely on input from wheel speed sensors to determine as the name implies, the speed...
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I have a. 2000 Mercedes Benz S500. It suddenly won't go into reverse. What should i do? 2000 Mercedes S500
Hello - your Mercedes transmission is in "limp mode". Something has failed in the transmission, and it has engaged 2nd gear as a limited means of getting you to a repair shop. If you could forward the specific codes which...
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After installing electronic ignition system, I cannot get tachomter to read RPM. It is dead. 1975 Mercedes 450SLC
Hi there - there are a couple of possibilities for this problem. Worst case is that during the ignition modification, the tachometer was somehow shorted, and is not non-functional. More likely is a lack of the proper "trigger" path from...
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How much is a rear rim for a Mercedes E350, 2007?
Unfortunately, yourmechanic.com would not be able to assist you with replacement wheels or provide information as to what the cost would be. Contact your local Mercedes dealer parts department for prices. To save some money, you can try searching online...
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My 2002 cl600 starts then dies what is the problem
Hello there. Typically, a vehicle will start and then quit because of an issue with the fuel or electrical system. Once running, the engine requires a constant flow of fuel and good spark to keep that fuel igniting. If fuel...
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My 2002 cl600 starts then dies what is the problem
Hi there. We recently answered your question at this link. Thanks for writing in.
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hi. 2002 mb c240. light came on for visit shop battery/alternator. Battery is new. how to know if alternator is bad?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The alternator can be tested by checking the voltage coming from it while it is running with a voltmeter. You should also check the voltage when revving the engine to 2000 RPMs. The alternator...
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My 2015 CLK350 had 23K miles when I purchased from dealer.What service will I need/ when? Thank you!
Hi There, The "A" service consists of the following items: Synthetic Motor Oil Replacement Oil Filter Replacement All Fluid Level Checks & Corrections Are Dependent On Factory-Recommended Service Intervals For Your Vehicle's Year & Model Tire Inflation Check &...

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