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#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.
#8172 of 8199 Re: Oil Level Light [satya789]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jan 20, 2010 (9:29 pm)
Rajesh hasn't logged in for a while but he posted an email address back at post 6899.
Jan 26, 2010 (12:12 am)
Hey I've recently bought an ml320 1998, I've got a couple concerns that hopefully someone can finally help me out with.
The first is that when the truck is idle, like at a stop sign or red light, the engine jumps a little, the rpm is at about 500 nd seems like the car wants to just turn off..
The second problem is that on turns I hear a clicking sound if I press the accelerator while turning..
When I had a diagnostic machine put on it, I was told I had to replace the stop lamp swiotch or switches and to replace the transfer case...does that seem right? And what are the approximate costs to these repairs...I live in nyc
#8174 of 8199 losing oil, not burning it
Feb 28, 2010 (1:54 pm)
My 2000 ml has started losing oil. Doens't burn it, but the oil level drops to replacement level in about 2000 miles. could this be a faulty exhaust gas recirc valve?
#8175 of 8199 Re: lock your doors [ficuss]
Feb 28, 2010 (2:00 pm)
I had the same problem on my 2000 ml, only it was on the back lid. Unfortunately the dealer charged for the repair. Another reason I'll probably never buy MB again.
Mar 05, 2010 (7:37 am)
I have a 98 ML320. The ETS, ABS and Check Engine lights are staying on. Sporadically, the Brake light will come on along with a beeping noise. The speedometer will drop to zero. I can maintain the speed but can not accelerate. If I come to a complete stop, the car will not shift out of 1st gear. Most of the time I can turn the car off and start it again and everything goes back to normal witht the exception of the ETS, ABS, and check engine lights - they stay on. What can you suggest?