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Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Car Program
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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...

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...

WONT START

There are two common items that can cause an intermittent no start with this car. You already replaced the crank sensor, which is one of them. The other can be the key, and/or the Electronic Ignition Switch (EIS). If you...

where is the thermostat

Your thermostat is located in the front of the engine right next to the distributor just above the water pump. I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your home to -diagnose and replace your thermostat (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/thermostat-replacement).

Wheels alignment

Hello. I'll be glad to help you with this. On a straightaway, at speed, with no significant crown on the road, if the car is properly aligned, you should be able to remove your hands from the wheel and the...

Vehicle will sometimes turn over, but not start

Based on your description, it sounds like your 2007 Mercedes GL450's fuel pump may be randomly shutting off. This can be due to a malfunctioning powertrain control module (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/symptoms-of-a-bad-or-failing-engine-control-module-ecm) as the repair shop told you. This can also be related...

Transmission stuck in park

Hello there, a few different faults can cause the transmission to become stuck in park like this. The most common are the transmission range switch, neutral safety switch (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/symptoms-of-a-bad-or-failing-neutral-safety-switch), or a brake switch issue. Faults that occur intermittently like this...

Transmission not going into gear

If the shifter will move, but there is no response from the transmission then it may indeed have a transmission failure. It can also be a broken shift cable. I have seen many of these fail on this vehicle. I...

Towing alarms stays on

This vehicle should come equipped with the button to turn off the towing alarm. The owners manual will show where the button is located in picture form. With the alarm staying on, this may indicate a wiring issue or that...

Timing belt ripped and after weird loud sound

Good question. I don't think there was any damage done to your car. Belts break all the time, just put a new one on and it'll be fine. Your steering wheel became hard to turn because your power steering pump...

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...

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...

Windshield wipers don't work

There are a couple possibilities. The electric wiper motor has failed or blew a fuse, or the problem is in the wiper transmission linkage. When the plastic parts of the transmission are worn, the linkage can come apart. Grab a...

Where is the fuel filter located

The fuel filter on the gasoline powered cars is located inside the fuel tank. Yes, it seems crazy, but it's part of a new system that puts everything in the tank, pump, filter, regulator, pressure sensor, etc. There is a...

What is causing my engine misfire?

Engine misfires can be caused by a list of problems, but there are a few suspects that occur more than others. Generally, misfires are caused by either a spark or fuel issue, or in some cases a combination of both....

Trunk not opening

If your trunk will not open, that may be a sign of a possible problem with the trunk's hydraulic pump, or perhaps an electrical problem elsewhere. Unless the problem is with the latch, you should still be able to open...

Transmission stuck in park

In order to shift out of park, the transmission module needs to see the engine idling and the brake pedal depressed. If one of these criteria is not met, then it will not let you shift out of park. There...

Transmission in limp mode

The transmission control module (TCM) takes inputs from numerous sensors. It then uses this information to control various transmission related outputs such as shift solenoids and the torque converter clutch. The TCM will go into limp mode when it loses...

Timing chain problem?

It could very well be a timing chain problem (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/timing-chain-replacement). The P0016 and 17 indicate that the camshaft sensors (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/camshaft-position-sensor-replacement) are sensing the camshaft in a position that does not logically correspond with the crankshaft. The P0302 (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/p0302-obd-ii-trouble-code-cylinder-2-misfire-detected-by-jamahl-walker) and P0355...

Timing belt ripped and after that a weird loud sound

I don't think there was any damage done to your car. Belts break all the time, just put a new one on and it'll be fine. Your steering wheel became hard to turn because your power steering pump (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/power-steering-pump-replacement) wasn't...

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