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#8114 of 8199 long cable along the crank shaft- hitting shaft
Feb 02, 2008 (10:04 am)
I have a 2002 Mercedes ML320. I've just shipped my SUV from San Francisco to New York City. It appears that as I am driving down the street, I hear some noise but it's like putting a playing card on the wheel of a bicycle but more like a metal knock and you can hear it. Anyway, when I had the car on the rack, we noticed that a long cable was hanging along the side of the crank shaft. What is that cable and do you believe that the transportation broke something that was holding that cable in place. How should this be fixed? Any help is appreciated. It's really cold out here in New York City.
Feb 26, 2008 (3:34 pm)
We have a 2000 Mercedes SUV. While the car is running, it will die for no apparent reason. Then it will crank over, but will not start. There is no fuel pressure and no voltage at the fuel pump relay. After about 1/2 hr or more it will start.
#8116 of 8199 Re: ML320 [deborahn]
Feb 27, 2008 (8:01 am)
There are 2 likely causes. The first is the module box blower were the ME control and fuse box are located. This can be checked by removing the motor and switching on the key, it should run. It could be a crankshaft position sensor that is going open when it gets hot. A scan tool hooked to the truck would not show any rpm while cranking when the sensor is open. When the blower stops working it causes the ME to overheat and cause it to shut down.
#8117 of 8199 Used 2002 ML320 with 132K miles
Mar 01, 2008 (5:10 am)
I was looking at a "new to me" ML320, but the mileage is what scares me. It has 132K miles on it and I know repairs will dent my pocket if things start to go wrong. They are willing to sell it to me with a 1 yr/12K mile bumper to bumper warranty. I have heard mixed reviews on the truck and I just don't want it to die on me.
I have heard that a mercedes isn't "broken in" until after 50K and that I will die before it does and that mileage doesn't apply to mercedes and BMW. Heard this from the dealer and other owners.
Question is: Will I be investing in a MAJOR problem based on the mileage?
#8118 of 8199 Re: Used 2002 ML320 with 132K miles [kandygirl]
Mar 03, 2008 (10:35 am)
I have '98 with 208K miles on it. I couldn't be happier with the vehicle. Other then standard maintenance, we haven't had any issues with the truck. I realize that not everyone has such a positive view, but I think it's a great vehicle.
#8119 of 8199 Re: 2000 Mercedes Benz ML320 [jabiru1]
Mar 05, 2008 (10:36 am)
Most likely the brake switch (long known for problems) or transmission interlock switch. It is the electrics which are keeping the starter quiet.
#8120 of 8199 Re: long cable along the crank shaft- hitting shaft [erwin5w]
Mar 05, 2008 (10:43 am)
I think you mean driveshaft and yes there cables to be messed with by a transport driver. They throw chains over the axle and can screw up all sorts of things. My guess is the emergency brake cable. If it doesn't work you have found it. A nice long road trip may prove to be a cheaper alternative.
#8121 of 8199 Re: Used 2002 ML320 with 132K miles [lynnejacob2001]
Mar 21, 2008 (9:24 pm)
I am also considering to purchase a '98 ML 320 with 125,000 miles. I realllly like the car but the miles scare me as well.
#8122 of 8199 Mercedes ml320 2002. My SUV will not start.
Apr 16, 2008 (6:03 am)
The ignition will start and turn over but the car dies right away. I am very low on gas. I thought this was the problem and put an additional 2 gallons in but the problem persists. The fuel pump was replaced in 2006. I am wondering if the fuel filter is clogged or I have a fuel pump problem. It is in the garage and wondering if I need to have it towed or is there something we can check out. Your assistance is appreciated.
Apr 28, 2008 (2:43 pm)
Does anyone know the location in the fusebox of the fuse for the rear power outlet, the one by the rear tailgate?