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Driver's seat not moving
The "thing under the seat" could be the seat frame, or power motor assembly. The lower power seat is a separate part from the seat itself and may need to be replaced. The power seat frame is not a serviceable...
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Changing Transmission. Do I have to replace ball body module? - 2007 Mercedes Benz S550
Assuming you are talking about the valve body control module, the answer is typically yes. However, it depends on the situation and what specifically is wrong with your transmission. The Mercedes transmission in this generation is a very solid transmission...
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I have a front right air suspension problem. The air strut will not raise when the car starts up.
This suspension system on your vehicle uses hydraulic fluid that supports the vehicle and different valves to control the active suspension. The right front unit showing any signs of leakage on the boot should be replaced. This vehicle may be...
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HVAC motor blower broken
This can be caused by several things. The blower motor circuit has 3 major components. The switch, the resistor and the motor. Failure of the resistor and the motor are the most common and both can fail at the same...
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The car has an autocheck report of 90.
Hey there. Failing the emission test is less of a concern than failing a safety inspection. Emission testing failure could be as simple and innocuous as the car having a loose gas cap and setting a DTC. But...
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Air shock and suspension problem
The air suspension motor may have failed and would need to be tested for operation and go from there. Having a faulty air suspension can lead to trouble or damage if you are driving over bumps. I recommend having a...
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A/C cooling fan only starts working at 93 degrees
There doesn't seem to be past information on the A/C not turning on until 93 degrees for a 2011 Mercedes Benz S550. I would try to see if the automatic temperature control is set to automatic and dial temperature to...
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Car body leans to right & steering pulls to the right
As the vehicle ages, the strut pulse dampeners on the pump may lose some of their gas pressure and require replacement. As far as the ride height, it could be due to the suspension in the right rear being low...
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Jolts, jerks & disengagement of transmission
There are many different technical service bulletins that may pertain to the problems in your transmission system. The different bulletins cover anything from reprogramming the transmission module to replacing the transmission. My recommendation is to have the vehicle tested and...
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Can't use phone and media jack won't handle signals
Your 2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 may be involved in one or more vehicle recalls pertaining to this issue. These recalls are very recent and you should get in touch with the local dealer to check for any outstanding recall and have...
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2007 Mercedes-Benz S550 stalls and then turns itself off
If you start the 2007 Mercedes-Benz S550 using the keyless go system and the vehicle is acting erratic, then it may be due to this module being erratic from the battery voltage dropping below a certain level and causing it...
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Check pad ware light came on
The light will come on when the brake pad is worn down to the minimum thickness and should be inspected right away. If you would like, a YourMechanic, certified technician can come and diagnose the brakes and quote the needed...
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Realistic cost of owning a new 2016 AMG S63 vs. a S550 (both 4matic)
As you may know, there are very few things (if any) that either of these cars do not have (assuming we are NOT including the S63 Coupe in this comparison, which is a much more extreme version of the S...
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Suspension
If the car was low and that's the reason the compressor and valve block were replaced, odds are the air struts themselves were damaged from sitting low. One or more strut is most likely damaged and leaking, not allowing the...
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I feel a pulsation through the wheel while making tight turns at a low speed. I have owned the car for 4 months
Hi, thanks for writing in. Since you feel the symptoms through the steering wheel during left turns, the problem is likely in the right front tire. The right front tire takes most of the load in a left-hand turn. Possible...
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Mercedes engine is trembling
Hello. Your issues may be related to the throttle actuator that was alarming in the first place. If they know for a fact the throttle system as a whole is perfect, the next step would be to look into the...
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Hazard lights will not go off
Hi there. Check the switch to the hazard lights and see if the switch got stuck. Sometimes the switch tends to stick and make the hazard lights stay on. If the switch is working, then the contacts in the switch...
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I am thinking of buying a 2010 S550 with about 57,000 miles. What's your advice prior to buying?
You have three very nice choices in front of you and I am sure you know of the amazing reputation Mercedes has with respect to these particular models. The AMG model comes with slightly more horsepower and a bit more...

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