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Car leans on rear passenger side
I beleive that this vehicle has air suspension on all four wheels. If your vehicle is sagging on only one corner of the vehicle, it is likely that the air strut on that particular corner has a leak. The air...
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Side mirror and windows n door lock
Hi there. Most of the time when all of the power systems on a particular door are not working; as you've described above, it's caused by a faulty electrical relay or the power motor control module. I would suggest that...
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Car is leaning on driver side of a 79 oldsmobile is it the shocks
In most cases when the vehicle is leaning to one side it is due to faulty shocks, damaged shock mounts or body mounts. If you're noticing extreme bumping as you're driving down the road, especially on the side that appears...
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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...
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My 2001 ML 430 Mercedes Benz ran out of gas I put gas and now it does not want to start
Hi there. What happened is the fuel system got air in it causing a vapor lock on the injectors and the pump will not pick up the fuel due to the air bubble in the fuel system. First, make sure...
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How much to fix a fan clutch
Hi there. The fan clutch controls how quickly the cooling fan spins against the radiator. The hotter the engine gets, the more the fan has to spin. If the fan clutch is not functioning correctly, the fan won’t spin at...
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Repair Fee
Hello. In order to provide you with any sort of repair fee cost or estimate, we would need to know specifically what it is that is wrong with the vehicle, or what you need done. An SC430 is an upscale...
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Part fell in engine are
Typically, a magnet is used for retrieval. There are commercial retrieval tools, for example sold at Sears or Autozone. However, if you have a compact, powerful magnet at home, you can take a piece of long wire (12 or 14...
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Key fob wont engage in ignition
If you are referring to the actual "key" portion of the key FOB assembly and not the security component, if the key cannot be inserted, the ignition key cylinder is damaged. Of course, be sure that the key itself is...
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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...
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Ignition key will not turn
The simplest answer would be that the wheels are turned sharply and there is pressure on the column lock preventing the actuator from moving.You should be able to move the steering wheel slightly in one direction or the other. Give...
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Over heating
Hello. Thank you for writing in. It sounds like you need to replace the thermostat housing, and possibly the thermostat as well. The temperature gauge on your dashboard is commonly misunderstood. The thermostat and temperature gauge will only give you...
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While driving, I heard loud squeaking noise. I pulled over and saw white smoke and pink coolant all over the ground. what is this?
Some of the coolant has come out of the engine, of course, because there is a leak. Your mention of a loud squeaking noise makes me think water pump, as in seized water pump, however there are other possibilities so...
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2000 S430 Mercedes with 285K serviced every 5K is running smooth till the other day!
When the check engine light came on, the ECU stored a code related to the fault that was detected. Even if the light went back out, the fault code is still stored. So it's a matter of reading the memory...
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Maintenance light keeps coming on
I'm assuming you're talking about the maintenance required light. If the light keeps coming back on, it means that it is not getting properly reset at the time of service. The reset procedure varies, depending on whether your vehicle is...
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1999 Mercedes ML430 starts, I can move the shifter, but it doesn't go into gear. Just stays in park.
A differential can indeed fail without warning, but there are usually some ugly noises associated with it. As for your shifter, I believe your model still uses a lever connection between the shifter and the transmission. It should be easy...
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Vibration and dying at red light
Hi There, It sounds like you may have two separate issues. You may have worn out brake rotors which may be causing the vibration when you use the brakes. As you may know, when you press on your brake pedal,...
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Wont crank
If you tap the starter with a rubber mallet and then the starter works momentarily, the starter is probably defective and/or the electrical connections are loose. Confirm that the engine immobilizer system (security system) is not activated thus preventing the...
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Dashboard lights stay on engine cut itself off .lowjack
It's difficult to say for certain, but I would be very suspicious of any accessories that are wired into the system. Your car has about a half dozen or more modules controlling everything from engine and transmission functions to brakes,...
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My speedometer miles stop moving and stayed at 34999.
This is likely a problem with the instrument gauge cluster meaning the gauge cluster itself may be bad or the transmission speed sensor may be faulty. The speed sensor reads the rotational speed of the reluctor wheel, located within the...

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