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activating the auto lock feature on a c300 mercedes
This is an electrical problem that will require a circuit trace and electrical diagnostic to pinpoint and thence resolve the issue. If you desire prompt service and a complete resolution, please request repair service using YourMechanic's electrical diagnostic service request...
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I accidentally put diesel in a gas tank and drove like for 2 blocks.then it stoped.it does start up but does it completely. And si
The fuel system will have to be thoroughly cleaned and that's about it. A gasoline engine will not run on diesel. Your car was running during those 2 blocks on the gasoline that was in the fuel lines. Once the...
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Valves
Hi Steve. Thanks for the question tonight. Generally speaking, a loose lifter or other cylinder head hardware will make a noise even at idle. However, when the vehicle is in gear, there is additional strain put on the engine, which...
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Hood stuck partially open/shut, center latch won't release
Hi Christine. Thanks for contacting us today. This is a tricky issue. If you have a small piece of soft metal, like aluminum that can bend but remains ridged, you can attempt to "POKE" the radiator cap out of the...
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GL450 has no power. It’s completely dead.
It's possible the battery might just be coincidentally dead. So, to rule that in or out, the first thing to do is load test the battery. If the battery is fully charged, then an electrical system diagnostic must be performed....
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Dtc no memory but engine quits when put in gear
At 200 thousand miles, it could be just about anything. The first thing I would check for though is always air leaks. Any air that gets into the engine without going through proper channels will lean out the mixture and...
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Having a hard time starting the vehicle, would the key fob cause this? Car battery not dead, starts sometimes. 2002 Mercedes S430
Hi Dawn. Thanks for the question today. A faulty Key Fob tends to either work - or not work, meaning it usually is not sporadic like the issue you're describing. When that occurs, the fault is the battery inside the...
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Do you have a car locksmith available
Lock-out service is not a routine service that is offered. Some of the mechanics may be able to provide the service though and/or execute the steps necessary to obtain a replacement key from the dealer (which you may have to...
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New LED Headlights stopped working
hi Soren. Thanks for contacting us tonight. My question to you would be whether or not this is an OEM or aftermarket LED headlight. If it's aftermarket (even if it's recommended for Mercedes-Benz), compatibility issues like you're describing can often...
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Air suspension in gl450, does it suppose to move when it's parked and running?
The air suspension is an active system and can adjust up or down any time when it is running.
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Leak in air system? Gl450
I'm assuming you are talking about the air suspension system that Mercedes offers on several of their cars. Air suspension is great for about ten years or a hundred thousand miles. Then it can become a real pain in the...
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Noise when fan or AC is on
The blower motor and blower wheel should be inspected. If the blower wheel is damaged, or debris is caught in the blower wheel, noises like that you describe are not unusual. The fan motor has bearings within that, if failed,...
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If the ac compressor pulley came off but the belt is still intacted can I still drive the car? Belt is not lose or nothing just th
The pulley is sold on Ebay for about $50 including free shipping. That cost even includes the compressor clutch. You can buy an entire used compressor on Ebay for $60 and just take the pulley off of the used compressor....
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Intermitten Rubbing sound when turning right only
If you hear an unusual sound, particularly one that you know did not exist before, then something is amiss. If the steering rack were really loose (and thus a potential cause of noise or other problems), due to a problem...
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Why cant i find blinker fluid at any of the auto parts stores i have drove to several stores and they all seem to be out,
Hi John. Thanks for the question. Mercedes-Benz blinker fluid is usually located next to the flux capacitor or in the muffler bearing isle at most auto parts stores.
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2010 Mercedes C300. Car will start, but steering wheel is locked and red battery light is on dashboard
The battery warning light signifies an electrical problem and such could be in the battery, the alternator, the charging circuit or possibly (but less likely) elsewhere in the vehicle electrical system. There might be a relationship between the warning light...
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Bad Starter?
Testing for voltage alone, or even continuity, on a circuit is not sufficient. You should test for any voltage drop in the starter circuit to be sure that there is not high resistance "somewhere" in the circuit that is causing...
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No start
A large voltage drop is going to be a bad cable or connections either at battery or starter and engine grounds. Try doing a voltage drop for the positive and negative cables and also try using a jump to the...
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My mercedes c300 says collision prevention assist plus inoperative
The warning light means there is an electrical malfunction in the collision avoidance system and that could involve sensors, wiring, the control computer and so forth. Anybody who fixes it (whether you, a Mechanic, etc.) has to have in hand...
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All the coolant in my 2001 mercedes e430 radiator drain completely
When a car engine stops, pressure rises within the cooling system due to the accumulated heat and the fact that coolant is no longer circulating. If there is a weak spot in the system, such as a defective hose, you...

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