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Mercedes-Benz M-Class, Mercedes-Benz ML55 AMG, SUV
#8162 of 8199 Re: Mercedes ml320 2002. My SUV will not start. [briancrain]
Sep 16, 2009 (8:08 am)
I have the same problem with you..I quite often experienced my car engine just die without a reason when running in a normal speed.I pulled over and start the engine and it start right up and everything normal. ut after a few weeks, I cannot start my engne. It start and die right away, i tried a few times but same thing. I changed the crankshaft sensor and everything went great.. But after 3days, it happened again, but this time after the engine stop when im driving normally at night, engine died suddenly again..I start the engine and it start again, but it shaked heavily and it wont move eventhough i step on the gas, but it suddenly move again but power is extremely low...a second it moves, another second it stalls without reactions.. It got worse when i turn on the air condition, the RPM weakened..I managed to get home safely witth my car stall a while oftely. when i reached home, I stepped on the gas rythmly on and on, it went back to normal without any issues..
Im quite fed up and pissed off..Wondering what more to change....
1. Have changed fuel pump, air filter,fuel filter, spark plugs, cleaned throttle valve/body 3mths ago.
2. changed air mass sensor and crank shaft sensor
ANYBODY HAVE THIS KIND OF PROBLEM can help me solve it? I happened since I have a dead battery 1mth ago..The sudden engine dies happened evey night time..ehwn the lights and aircondition are on. Is it have to do with electrical parts or sensors..??? Please anybody help me..............!!!
#8163 of 8199 Re: Mercedes ml320 2002. My SUV will not start. [gold3n_8oy]
Sep 16, 2009 (8:11 am)
Want to add a few points..My car is ML320 2000 and it already runs 90.000KM.. REALLY REALLY APRECIATE IF ANYBODY CAN HELP ME SOLVE AND GIVE AND END TO THIS MISERY...... Thanks
#8164 of 8199 Re: Used 2002 ML320 with 132K miles [lynnejacob2001]
Nov 08, 2009 (7:05 am)
I have a '01 ML320 with 198k miles on it. I predict 200k after the holidays. Only issue I had were the transmission and power steering leaks at 180k. Replaced two brake switch during the life of the vehicle. DIY crankshaft positioning sensor thanks to this forum.
Standard maintenance as usual. Oil change DIY every 9k to keep it running strong. MPG still at 20 as brand new.
I'd buy another ML after this runs to the ground.
Nov 19, 2009 (5:29 am)
Considering purchasing a 2003 ml 500 38500 mi. Asking $17990 at Cadillac dealer
Any advice on this vehicle - reliability? gas consumption?
Would appreciate anyone's thoughts
#8166 of 8199 Re: 2003 ml 500 [obvious1]
Dec 02, 2009 (6:41 pm)
Reliability is so-so. Have brake linings and rotors checked before buying.
Gas mileage. Only about 18 on the highway, maybe 14 in town. Requires premium.
#8167 of 8199 ML350 Special Edition 2005
Dec 27, 2009 (11:46 am)
I'm new to all of this.... and I need help trying to decide what to do. I am pondering about buying a 2005 ML350. It has 39,000 and seems to b in good condition. This will be my first mercedes! So, I'm a little excited... Based on all of your knowledge about ML350... Do you think this is a good purchase?? What problems do these trucks usually have??
Thanks in advance!!
#8168 of 8199 2000 ML320 - Will Not Engage Gear
Jan 10, 2010 (11:02 am)
my friends drive a 2000 ML320 with 178k miles. they came to visit last night and when they went back into the car to go home, the car started as normal but they could not put the car into any gear. it will not move into any of the gears and had previously never had the problem. as an extra bit of info - it is about 10 degrees outside but i'm not sure that the temperature is related to the problem.
does anyone have an idea of what miht be the source of the problem?
#8169 of 8199 Re: 2000 ML320 - Will Not Engage Gear [gregoryx]
Jan 11, 2010 (8:01 am)
My 2000 ML320 did the something along that line, in two variations. The owner's manual showed me the path to freedom on one, which was the shift lever could not be moved out of PARK. Here, locate the small access flap near the lever and insert a small screw driver to release the lever.... then replace the switch at your convenience. Was less than $50.
The second variation was being able to move the shift lever but the transmission at first would not engage in any direction. This too at low temperatures in the teens F.
No fix, as this problem went away by leaving it in DRIVE and waiting a couple of minutes. We live in a mild climate so it never happened again.
This was a real love-hate truck for us. Eventually, at 150K miles, hate won out and we sold it. Way, way too much went wrong. We could not trust the local dealer service department as they had one mode of operation : maximum charges
for minimal work.
#8170 of 8199 Re: 2000 ML320 - Will Not Engage Gear [chumsae]
Jan 12, 2010 (2:49 pm)
thanks . . . i found the fix for them. i didn't have time to type the whole story but this used to be my wife's vehicle and we sold it to them for $2500 a couple of months ago. it was a love/hate for us to and we kept it for as long as we could but got tired of having to spend 2-5 thousand dollars on some kind of repair each year. i just purchased my wife a new gl 320 and she loves it, so i gave mb another chance to prove themselves.
#8171 of 8199 Re: Oil Level Light [rajesh_pappu]
Jan 20, 2010 (4:29 pm)
would you please send me a copy on oil usage and the related info incase if I need my engine to be rebuilt by MBZ.( your reply above)
my 2000 ml320 - I found window switch need to be replaced as per the mechanic. now. Few months ago we changed the starter. It didn't start in the parking lot. Any clues or useful info on these repairs. I appreciate your reply.