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Mercedes-Benz M-Class, Mercedes-Benz ML55 AMG, SUV
#8187 of 8199 Brake Light and Beeping Sounds While Driving
Sep 07, 2011 (4:29 pm)
I have a 2000 ML 320 and sometimes when I am driving, my brake light will come on and a beeping sound will start. If I stop and turn off the car, it usually stops. I took my car to my mechanic and they couldn't figure out what it was and told me to take it to the Mercedes dealer. Has anyone else had this problem and what was the fix?
#8188 of 8199 2006 ML350 check engine light came on
Sep 07, 2011 (5:46 pm)
and the car started missing. Like it was running on less than 6 cylinders. The first thing I thought of was sparkplugs. Called the dealer today and the service advisor says it's probably not the sparkplugs but gave no clue as to what it might be. Question 1) how can you diagnose a car's problem without seeing it? and 2) is this some kind of game to see how much money they can get out of me? 3) what else could it possibly be? Any ideas on question 3 anyone?
#8189 of 8199 Re: Issue with my 2000 Mercedes ML320 [frenchiemom2]
Sep 08, 2011 (12:28 pm)
Fuel pump from Mercedes Dealer $905. New fuel pump from Amazon $125 plus shipping and found a mechanic who would put it in--Try and get the parts #'s and find someone who will not rip you off. The mechanic will not guarantee the work - however, if they know what they are doing and the part is new--you have lots of $$ to save. Dealer charged $149 to just make the diagnosis:(
#8190 of 8199 Re: Certified 01 ML320 [lumpman]
Oct 31, 2011 (3:56 pm)
My 2001 ML320 has the same identical problem with the radio. I get the " No CD changer Installed "message. What was it that the MB dealer changed on yours? And how much did it cost you? Was it a programming issue or installation that fixed it? Thanks.
#8191 of 8199 Re: Brake Light and Beeping Sounds While Driving [frenchiemom2]
Nov 24, 2011 (3:03 am)
I have the same problem on my ML please HELP
#8192 of 8199 Re: Issue with my 2000 Mercedes ML320 [jandini]
Dec 07, 2011 (6:34 pm)
Jandini, how did you ever get your ML320 repaired? if so what was the problem?
#8194 of 8199 Re: 2000 ML320 - Will Not Engage Gear [gregoryx]
May 05, 2012 (3:40 pm)
can you share the found with us ?
what was replaced ?
#8195 of 8199 Re: MY ML 500 IS OVERHEATING [charlesfrost]
Jul 24, 2012 (1:32 pm)
have you checked the the Thermostat ?and what type antifreeze are you using
#8196 of 8199 Re: Timing Chain 1998 ML320 [dennis92]
Jul 25, 2012 (10:19 pm)
You don't replace Timing chains, you replace timin belts. But, after all, it ia a ML320, that has the motor and parts built with very unreliable parts. It is one of the worst cars I had. And, now the Kelly BLUE BOOK LISTS mine at $2000, although it is in mint condition, Florida car, always garaged, 1 owner, driven by a 50 year old female, never in accident, but because of the reputation the ML class has, they went down in value like the housing market. I have one problem now, my fuel pump relay keeps getting hot till it melts. I changed the fuel filter, almost $100, I payed like $30 for an BMW M3 fuel filter. I have cleaned the fuel pump very well, but still, the relay gets hot, very hot, and then melts. The car starts perfectly and drives perfectly, untill the relay melts for the fuel pump. I would never take it to the dealer, I don't even take my "baby" BMW M3 1995 with only 60k miles, and mint condition. I take it to a small shop that only specializes in BMW, no other cars, and the 4 technisians that work there have about 20 or more experiance with BMW. Delers are not trust worty, and have the time they don't know exectally, and it takesthem forever to fix your car, not to mention, dealer charges 4 or more time more for service and parts than a small local very specialized shop. The ML320 has 150K miles. Had brake problems in front for years, till I stoped going to the dealer and went to a very trustworthy place, with excellent mechanics. That shop does not speialize in any particular cars, but it was breaks, so I didn't need special dignostics. And, since then, no more front calipers getting stock and burning the pads. Now I have to figure out why the car is burning the fuel pump relay. I replaced the fuel filter, took out the fuel pump and cleaned it as best as I could. It started normally, liek before, but the relay started to get hot and eventually, was going to melt. Other relays a ok.
In response to your timing chain, I believe that there was a recall for those timing chains, so check with the dealer to see if there was a recal. I remember mine making a hole for some reson in the cover, and when I took it to the dealer, I am pretty sure they replaced it for free. The car was no longer under waranty, but it has been about 6 years. So, that is why it is hard for me to remember exectlly. But timing chains usually last forever, unlike the timing belts, I have a Toyota Tundra with 200k miles, and it is still running with the original timing belt that is ruber and can crack or strech, but metal chain, why would you have to replace it? Did the mechanic at the dealer showed you the condition of the timing chain? And were they going to charge you? Good Luck.