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Ignition Coil

Hello, when one ignition coil fails it is generally recommended to replace all coils at the same time. When one coil starts to fail or fails it increases resistance in the whole ignition system. It is not uncommon for multiple...

what happens if you add a lead substitute to an engine that run premium unleaded?

You should not add any lead replacements in this engine since the pistons and valve train is designed to not use it or need it. Lead was used to cool and lubricate the valves in older engines from the 60...

Is it expensive to maintain a 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK350?

Hi there. I am not sure what kind of vehicles you have owned in the past, but these are one of the most expensive vehicles to maintain. Compared to most American and Japanese cars, this Mercedes will cost about 2-3...

AC blows hot air - 2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK350

Several heater/AC components could cause this problem. A bad interior temperature sensor, a bad heater/AC control module, or a bad heater control valve (electrically controlled) may be allowing the hot water valve to stay open, circulating hot water when it's...

Check engine light on - 2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK350

Have a mechanic check the code(s), then diagnose the vehicle based on that information. The problem setting the Check Engine Light may be doing other, unseen and expensive damage. A YourMechanic professional can help diagnose this issue by giving your...

Brake fluid leaking

If the vehicle is leaking brake fluid, I would stop driving it, and have it serviced as soon as possible as your braking system is essential to road safety. Braking systems operate using hydraulic pressure, so any leaks are a...

Low voltage radio error

Hi there. Check the battery cables (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/how-to-check-a-car-battery) for any corrosion. If there is corrosion, then clean the battery (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/how-to-clean-battery-terminal-connections-on-a-car) posts with baking soda and water mixed. Then check the voltage on the battery. If the voltage is 12.6 to 12.4,...

Smoke and oil leaking after oil change - 2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK350

Take it back to the dealer that did the oil change. There is likely still excess oil somewhere, or something was incorrectly re-assembled.

Chemical odor in the car - 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK350

Hot engine coolant, possibly leaking in the passenger compartment via the heater core, or a heater control valve, may be the source of this unpleasant smell. It doesn't take much of a leak (a few drops will do) to create...

Tensioner needs replacing

Hi. The belt tensioner pulley may need to be replaced if it is chirping. The chirping noise comes from the bearing inside the pulley that is worn out. It is typical for them to be replaced along with the serpentine...

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