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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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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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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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Do you fix only a Lexus car ? Bcos I have another car that need to be fix
Yourmechanic.com does work on a wide variety of vehicles. In the case of your S430 sitting low in the front, there is an air suspension issue with the vehicle. The S-Class uses air suspension front and rear. It is controlled...
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I have the (2) upstream O2 sensors and need a price quote for labor to replace them only
You are welcome to supply your own parts and book a certified mechanic from YourMechanic to install those parts or perform associated repairs. To get an exact labor quote, please input your year, make, and model at YourMechanic's oxygen sensor...
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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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check enginelight is on and the gas range fluctuates often even after i changed the gas cap and had a smoke test done
Codes can't be the "basis" for replacing ANY part on a car. Codes ONLY provide clues to mechanics as to the origin of a fault and the ONLY use of these clues is they permit identification of the parts and...
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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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When i straighten the wheel the Left tire is straght an the right slightly sticks out to the right
Hi there. Thanks for writing in to YourMechanic.com. You are correct to be suspicious as it's possible that this issue is something else besides the rack and pinion. In most cases, when the rack has shifted due to an accident...
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I changed the lightbulbs on my cars headlights but the driver side headlight won't turn on...
Hello. Ironically, I happen to have a 2000 CLK 430 as well and I experienced an almost identical scenario as you did. I had a fog light out on my vehicle, thinking it was a bulb I went ahead and...
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How much the labor costs to replace caster bushing (aka control arm bushing)? 2004 Lexus LS430
Hi there - YourMechanic does not offer lower caster bushing (aka control arm bushing replacement as a service. Replacing bushings in aluminum control arms in the field is a somewhat risky procedure in the best of circumstances. YourMechanic recommends, and...
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tensioner problem
Hello there. The only thing that comes to mind is that either the tensioner, belt or the pulley's are either not properly aligned, or in the case of the pulley's; not properly lubricated. It's also possible that the pulley is...
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I have a 1980 Buick Regal and would like to change the motor.
When changing the engine out for another, you may have to have the motor mounts replaced or modified to the other engine. Also the exhaust system will need to be retro fitted for the other engine. The ball park figure...
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My buddies GM 4.3 liter just had the ignition modal replaced but now it runs and upon acceleration it sputters and backfires.
If the ignition module is new, it is more likely that the cause of the poor acceleration lies elsewhere. You can check to see if any diagnostic trouble codes have set using a code scanner. If there are no codes,...

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