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GRINDING NOISE WHILE BRAKING

This may be a sign of warped brake rotors. As you may know, when you press on your brake pedal, this activates a hydraulic pressure which forces small pistons inside your brake calipers to push the brake pads against the...

My car lean to one side after changing my upper ball joints

This vehicle has ball joints that are integral with the control arms and consequently the control arms are replaced if the ball joints are worn. Replacement of the control arms, particularly the upper control arm, implicates the air ride and...

The car cannot start, there is no cranking

It is very possible that the Drive Authorization System is preventing the vehicle from starting. The system needs about 12.6v to operate properly, so battery voltage needs to be checked with the key. If battery voltage is good, then there...

Airmatic system not rising

Issues with this system are not common. The system has a set of bags that get filled with air to level the car when the sensors determine it is riding low. If the pump fails or the bags themselves develop...

Airmatic issues with front of car

Hi. The Mercedes-Benz air suspension uses an air compressor and air struts to provide a comfortable ride over any terrain. Unfortunately, the system is known for being problematic. Since just the front of your car is collapsed, the problem is...

check enginelight is on and the gas range fluctuates often even after i changed the gas cap and had a smoke test done

Codes can't be the "basis" for replacing ANY part on a car. Codes ONLY provide clues to mechanics as to the origin of a fault and the ONLY use of these clues is they permit identification of the parts and...

Procedure to replace lower ball joints and sway bar links and torque specification for all the front end components

Hi there. To replace the ball joints you would need to jack up the vehicle and put it on jack stands. Remove the tires, calipers, and brake rotors. Then put a jack under the lower control arm and remove the...

Dash lights stayed on despite several parts were replaced

Since the steering column was opened, and you not only have faults showing in the ESP, ABS, and BAS systems with the indicator lights, but you also have the SRS light on as well, I am inclined to believe that...

Rear trunk latch not working right

Hi there. The electronic truck latch is operated by an electronic actuator much like the locks on your door. Like many electronic devices, repeated usage wears it out over time. Some actuators can be replaced independently and some require it...

Air suspension not working

Hi there, with the Airmatic malfunction the car is telling you the tire pressure is low probably causing a flat tire. A nail or small leak would allow you to hear the tire releasing air. A qualified mechanic, like one...

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