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Driver door hissing
Hello. It sounds like the weather stripping on the driver's side door is worn out or missing and would need to be replaced. The soft touch pad needs to be replaced as well. I would have the door inspected by...
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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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Hesitation over 45 mph
Improper air metering or fueling can hinder engine performance. A clogged fuel filter can offer enough fuel for an engine to start, but lack in enough volume for higher loads. Have an experienced technician look over the vehicle fueling and...
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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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Alarm going off after battery recharge
Hi. This is part of the security system of the car. If the computer thinks that someone is tampering with the battery, it will prevent start up. I would try locking all of the doors and then unlocking them using...
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Car is burning antifreeze
If your car is overheating, smelling like coolant, and always in need of coolant, then those are signs that you may have a coolant leak somewhere. The smoke you are seeing may be antifreeze leaking out onto hot parts of...
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Sunroof and trunk not closing
It could be that the top needs to have its position relearned with an OEM compatible scan tool. The problem could also be with the top control module or one of its inputs. Finally, there could be a mechanical problem...
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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...
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Head gasket gone
If your head gasket has gone bad, stop driving the vehicle as soon as possible. A head gasket replacement does require removal of multiple engine parts to replace and is usually a costly repair. This is why many people decide...
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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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Car not starting after sitting
I will assume when you say the vehicle will not crank, the dashboard illuminates and the engine does not turn over. In this case, the vehicles starter or starter circuit may have experienced a malfunction. The starter is the...
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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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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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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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