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Car will not start - 2010 Mercedes E550
Hi there. The job of the starter relay and the fuse that supplies power to it, is to activate the starter motor to spin when the ignition circuit has been activated. Since you've hooked up a battery (by attempting to...
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changing steering wheel
Hi there. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide estimates on a steering wheel change since we do not perform this service. Your best bet will be to go to a Mercedes-Benz dealer and have them advise you on the possibility...
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Car cutting out when slowing down
This may be related to a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve reads the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and at...
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How much is steering wheel airbag? 2007 Mercedes S550
Hello - unfortunately, that is not a service YourMechanic can offer at this time. Thanks for thinking of us though!
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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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Shaking in steering wheel at 120/km
The most common reason for a vibration while driving is a tire issue. The tires may be out of balance, or just worn to the point that they will cause this. Typically, the brakes won't cause this, unless it happens...
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Vibration from passenger side front wheel.
Occasionally, you will be able to measure enough play in the bearing that you can condemn it without further testing. You have to check the factory spec. to see what is allowed and will have to use a dial indicator....
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engine cooling fan keeps running after car is turn ed off. New fan installed. problem still happens. aslo coolant and temperatu
A fault with a fuse would more likely result in non operation rather than continuous operation. ECM's rarely go bad, indeed of the ones "claimed" to be bad, that is of those sent in as warranty returns, based on surveys...
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I have a CLS550 I was driving on the Interstate and Suddenly my car gave me a message saying pull over stop driving car too low wh
Hi there. This error message typically comes on when there is a leak in the air suspension of the Mercedes-Benz CLS-550. If you'd like to have one of our mobile mechanics come to your location and complete a suspension inspection,...
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Radio "device unavailable"
I would recommend to look in your owner's manual for information relating to this matter. In the chapter about the radio unit, you will likely find information that will lead you to being able to reset your region back to...
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Camshaft position sensors control what part of engine
Changing the Camshaft Position Sensor (CMP) might solve your problem, but probably won't. The P0016 code is saying that the CMP signal is there, but not at the right time. The Camshaft must be timed precisely to the crankshaft and...
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I have a 2008 s550 Mercedes Benz. I'm having a hesitant/vibration in between shifts at a moderate acceleration.
Hello. The most common cause of this is a failure in the drive shaft coupling. The coupling begins to fail and this occurs. I would have this checked by a shop that specializes in this as it can be difficult...
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Any DIY service manuals available? 2007 Mercedes S550
Hello - except for the Mercedes factory Service Manual/DVDs, the usual sources of quality aftermarket service manuals (i.e. Bentley) are bare on this one. Haynes/Chiltons don't yet cover anything this new either, certainly not for S-class models. Your best bet...
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Vibration in drive shaft 2011 Mercedes S550
Hi there - there is a flexible coupling in the driveshaft that connects the transmission to the driveshaft called a "flex disk" or "guibo". This disk is essentially a rubber and fiber donut that flexes as it transmits power, and...
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Metal fragments in Transmission fluid
The reason they dropped the price by $2,000 (from $8,500) is because you can buy the entire transmission used (low miles, too) for about $1,000 to $2,000 using an on-line database such as Car-Part.com. Input your year, make and model...
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ESP stability control light is on.
Hi there. If the vehicle was jolted hard on the front end when the vehicle hit a pole, then the Electronic Stability Motor may have had a harsh force applied to it causing the motor to either fail or become...
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Load woo noise rear passenger side. Car has new rear tires, and rides smooth. Is it a bad bearing?
I suggest having a mechanic ride with you and see if it is one of the rear tires or the bearings are noisey. I suspect the bearing is noisey unles noise started right after the new tires were installed. ...
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Oil leak
This suggests you may have a leak resulting from a failing gasket somewhere in your engine. As you know, there are many different places in your motor that are sealed by gaskets. I would suggest narrowing this down by placing...

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