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not shifting into 2nd gear
Since you said your Check Engine Light is on, the first thing I would recommend doing would be to have a qualified professional use an OBD2 scanner to pull the trouble code that is produced when your Check Engine Light...
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stuck in first gear
For this issue I would first recommend having your transmission inspected by a certified professional. There are a number of things including faulty shift solenoids, low fluid level, or catastrophic damage that could be causing your transmission to have these...
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getting no channels radio
I have never heard of a specific station being blocked on a radio. It is possible that the signal on the weather station is an analog station and the radio will only play digital signals or vice versa. I would...
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warning lights changing tire
On vehicles with air suspension, the air suspension should be turned off prior to any jacking or lifting of any kind. This is what caused your warning lights to come on. The vehicle thought that the corner of the vehicle...
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key won't start engine
It is possible that you could have one of two issues. You could be experiencing a bad alternator problem that is causing your battery to be drained and become faulty well before it should be. In this case, I would...
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Cigarette lighter and console lights not working
The circuit for the light in the cigarette lighter is powered by the same power as the instrument cluster lights. If those lights work then you may just have a bulb that is bad and needs replaced. If you would...
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Shift knob gets stuck in gears
The shifter knob shift mechanism may be loosing contact and needs to be replaced. The switch will need to be tested and monitored using the Mercedes scanner. If the switch gives erratic readings when scanned and while the switch is...
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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...
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Changed alternator, battery, starter, remote battery but no crank for a sec and no more, no start thanks
The system should be scanned for faults. A common fault to cause those symptoms is the EIS (Electronic Ignition Switch) failure. It can also be a faulty key. Start by trying another key if available. The remote battery is just...
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My car starts idol fine runs for four seconds maybe six seconds then shuts off
Hello. There are a few problems that can cause this. If there is the correct fuel pressure and if there is compression, then the sensors need to be checked with a scan tool to see if any of them are...
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After sitting several hrs left side drops
I believe that this vehicle has four wheel air ride suspension. With this in consideration it is very likely that the air bag on the affected corner has sprung a leak. The compressor is obviously working fine if the vehicle...
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One of my car's headlights does not work
Hello. There are 2 devices in the front wiring of your vehicle called "Signal Acquisition Modules." One is for the left side of the front, the other is for the right. They act as an electrical "router" and power distribution...
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No preasure release when removing gas cap.
Hello, Your car has a system that works to remove fumes and pressure from the fuel tank that is called the evaporative emissions system. The EVAP system prevents fuel vapors from the fuel tank from escaping into the atmosphere. The...
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1997 s500 oil light on and engine makes a ticking noise at idle.. /code p0115
It looks like you have separate issues. Code P0115 has to do with the coolant temperature circuit. This code can be set due do a thermostat that is not opening or closing fully or even a bad coolant temperature sensor....
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2001 Mercedes S500 stuck in antitheft mode
Your car will need to be scanned by the Mercedes appropriate equipment like the SDS or the Baum tool. Not all independent shops go to the expense to equip themselves with such expensive stuff so you might end up having...
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How long does it take to replace the control arm assembly in a Mercedes-Benz S 500?
Hi there. The time for removing and replacing a control arm on a 2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 ranges between 4 to 6 hours depending on the persons experience and if the parts come off easy or not. If you need further...
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I'm looking at a 97 S500, 2 owner with 63,000 original miles - estate sale item. Everything is clean according to Auto ckeck.
Hi there. I recommend performing a pre-purchase inspection and a 75 point safety inspection on the vehicle prior to buying the vehicle. Anyone can say that their car is in good shape, but there could be maintenance that needs to...
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Temperature gauge problem on a 2005 Mercedes Benz S500
Hello - I would first check for problem codes, whether the Check Engine light is illuminated or not. And, if the engine is not really overheating, the problem is most likely the engine temperature sensor (the sensor for the gauge,...
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After about 15 minutes of running, if my car gets close to a stop it dies. Why does it do this?
Hello. We will be happy to assist you. The issue your S500 has is likely related to an electrical sensor, such as a cam position sensor or crank position sensor. After several years in use the sensors can be subject...
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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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