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Sway bar dosent fit correctly need a custom sway bar the oil pan touches sway bar
Hello and thanks for your question. If the oil pan is touching the sway bar on the vehicle, you can get an oil pan that is more for performance that has a wider bottom but not as deep. By doing...
It makes noise when I hit the brake my mechanic thinks it's the transmission
If you cannot locate an authorized independent Mercedes repair facility other than a dealer then I'd recommend going to a dealer for this problem. I would suggest going to a trained Mercedes shop for transmission problems, otherwise you may not...
My key wil not turn what should i do?
Hi. This usually means that there is a problem with the parts inside the ignition key cylinder and it needs to be replaced to fix this problem. When this component needs to be replaced it will come with a new...
Starting problems - 2004 Lexus LS430
Hi there. This sounds like a case of a failed alternator & battery duet. Many times these can fail within close time frames of each other and are usually recommended to be replaced together so that it has a new...
My car's gear won't shift. Only neutral works. I just changed the transmission fluid.
Hello and thank you for your question. When you changed your transmission fluid, you need to ask yourself what the color of the fluid was when it drained out. If the fluid was very dark or black, then when putting...
Brake rotors stuck to the wheel, won't come off
On your vehicle, the rear brake rotors house the parking brake shoes. So, to start, make sure the parking brake is released before attempting to remove the rotors. If the rotor is still hard to get off, carefully hit it...
Steering wheel squeaking, after a sudden thudding sound
Without inspecting the vehicle firsthand, I can only guess as to what might be wrong with your vehicle. The issue would be in the column, steering gear, or even the power steering system. Regardless, the vehicle doesn't sound like it's...
Car ran hot pull over turned it off and it won't start please help
If you ran your car hot then you may have blown a head gasket and lost compression in some of the cylinders of the engine. You will need to have a compression test done to pinpoint the issue. A cooling...
Need to replace my fuel tank
In this case you should replace the fuel pump and filter at the same time. You will need to get the tank from a dealer since used tanks would be hard to come by unless a local used parts shop...
Battery dies after jump start after turning key off. Battery? Alternator? No dimming lights no dashboard dimming. Battery maybe?
Hello. If the vehicle is running fine as you drive around then the alternator should be fine. This is usually caused by a bad battery. It sounds like it is accepting a jump but it is not accepting charge from...
How can I fix my problem and start my car
Hello there, a few common faults will prevent your 2000 Mercedes ML430 from starting. Common failures are the key transponder, a worn key, key cylinder, a faulty security module, or a key fob battery. The first step a technician would...
after replacing spark plugs and wires engine light still come on should i replace the O2 sensor as diagnose suggested if so which
Hello. If the scanner indicated the O2 sensor was bad, I would recommend replacing. The oxygen sensors are located in the exhaust system of the engine, and they sense the oxygen content of the exhaust gases. There should be two...
Slow turns and speed bumps cause grrrrrr sound
Hello. The "grrr" noise you mention may be bad wheel bearings, which are loaded more during turns and braking. The "sagging" suspension requires the torsion bars to be adjusted to restore the ride height of both sides of the front...
High temperature and issue turning over
Hi, thanks for writing in. Running hot can cause a hard start issue until the vehicle has cooled for a while. While it has been a while, in the past I worked on that generation of Caprice police vehicles. A...
Hey i have a 2002 Mercedes Benz E430. I replace the radiator and refill the coolant level. The problem is my car runs hot and it s
If you recently replaced the radiator, there's a possibility that it could have air in it, which will require the system to be bled. However, there may also be other issues that cause it to run hot. When you mention...
Ignition central locking disabled
Hi, thanks for writing in. You probably have a valet mode that is switchable in your security system. You want to first check that mode and be sure it is set up the way you want it (on or off)....
if my alternator fuse is blown would it make sense for my car not to start?
Unfortunately, the mistake of hooking up the battery cables in reverse may have causes several sensors, relays, and electrical components to be damaged during the attempted jump start. There are most likely multiple electrical issues that need to be diagnosed...
What does it mean when my headlights won't come on?
Headlights are relatively simple circuits. You will want to check all components from the switch to the bulb. To perform these tests, you will need to have a voltmeter and understand how to use it. You will test for available...
"check for brake lining wear"what does it mean when display message says #
Your car is equipped with brake pad sensors to detect when the brake pads are getting low. The indicator on the dash is simply notifying you that the sensor has been tripped, and it's most likely due to worn brake...
Engine turns but won't start - 2001 Mercedes-Benz ML430
Hello and thank you for your question. Check for the three essentials that the engine needs to run. Check for air in the engine and make sure that the air filter is not plugged up. Check for spark to the...

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