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Tire squeaks
The squeaking tire would need to have the rim and tire checked for any damage or stress cracks in the rim. The squeak may also be the 4WD system binding on sharp turns and the differential may need a fluid...
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Coolant leak
Hi! Commonly, a coolant leak on your particular vehicle will be from a thermostat, bad hose connection, or a cracked radiator. I suggest pressure testing the cooling system to help highlight the area that may be leaking. If a Check...
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Power steering loss
Hi there, thanks for writing in about your 2001 Mercedes Benz ML430. This problem could be caused by a slipping belt or a faulty belt tensioner. The power steering pulley needs to be observed while the car is parked and...
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Slowing pull to right
The ESP means there is a fault detected in the stability system. Wheel speed sensors are a common cause of ESP issues and most likely will log a fault. The faults should be read out of the ESP module. Another...
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Rough slow before 40
Thanks for writing in about your 2000 Mercedes Benz ML430. The fault codes need to be read out of the engine computer. It sounds like there could be a mixture issue causing the rough running and power loss. The MAF...
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Charged air conditioner stopped working
You are very likely having a refrigerant leak. Look for oil around the lines or the connections to the AC system. Compressors are the most common source of leaking. There are many other potential causes. You typically want to add...
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Screeching grinding noise steering
This could be a fluid level issue or it could be a steering rack issue or pump. It may also be a steering or suspension component issue as well. Without being able to hear the sound, it is hard to...
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ATF oil leaks lights
The vehicle will need to have a complete inspection done to determine the mechanical and electrical condition. A complete fault survey should be done to see if there are any electro-mechanical issues both with the engine and/or transmission. Fluid levels...
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How can I fix my problem and start my car
Hello there, a few common faults will prevent your 2000 Mercedes ML430 from starting. Common failures are the key transponder, a worn key, key cylinder, a faulty security module, or a key fob battery. The first step a technician would...
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Engine turns but won't start - 2001 Mercedes-Benz ML430
Hello and thank you for your question. Check for the three essentials that the engine needs to run. Check for air in the engine and make sure that the air filter is not plugged up. Check for spark to the...
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Vehicle wont shift out of first gear, only first and reverse gears work
Hello there, a variety of faults will cause your 1999 Mercedes ML430 to not shift out of first gear. The first step in any transmission or shifting issue is to check the transmission fluid level, condition, and color. After the...
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How can I tell if the motor mount needs to be replaced?
Hello. This problem may or may not be detected visually—excessive engine movement may be seen while idling—or by feel—engine movement can cause contact with the chassis or something else on the car, which one can feel. The motor mounts on...

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