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#6137 of 6720 Check Engine Light
Apr 18, 2005 (9:09 pm)
This is the 3rd time I got Check Engine Light on my 1997 Mercedes E320 (about 80K miles). The first time it went away in 2 weeks - before I got a chance to have it checked out. The next time I took it to a service shop (not a dealer) and he charged me $98 to read the code. He came up with P1070, the mass air flow meter needed replacement and the cost would be about $550. I thought I will do some comparison shopping before putting down that much money. Then the light went off by itself.
Now it's back again. Any recommendation? Should I get the part and replace it myself? Should I go back to the shop and give him $550?
#6138 of 6720 Speaking of the E-Class
Apr 19, 2005 (3:06 am)
Some nice pics:
All the E's:
The last 3 generations:
My favorite E is the one in the rear most part of the picture, the vaunted W124.
Here the W124 is the first E to the right.
#6139 of 6720 nice pics!! :)
Apr 19, 2005 (5:02 am)
Do you know the MYs of the ones in the top two?
#6140 of 6720 Re: nice pics!! :) [pat]
Apr 21, 2005 (12:00 am)
Not offhand I'd have to look those up they're way before my time
Apr 22, 2005 (12:10 pm)
I had a 1992 300E 2.6. It was very solid. When I washed it, no water would get inside the door seals. I should have kept that one longer.....
#6142 of 6720 Dashboard Service Message
Apr 23, 2005 (1:12 am)
Hello - Took my 2001 E Wagon in for 'B' Service the other day and the service department neglected to reset the computer: the dashboard still says I am overdue for B Service and is incrementing the days. This is the nearest dealership to me and I would rather not spend a couple of hours driving and getting the computer tweaked.
Can this be done remotely by MBUSA? Can a local private mechanic make the adjustment? If I wait until I happen to be back near the dealer will/can my car "turn me in" to MBZ thinking I have neglected the work which was done? Thanks.
#6143 of 6720 How Can You Tell If It's A 4Matic?
Apr 24, 2005 (7:57 pm)
This is a dumb question, I know, but a neighbor wants to sell me his 2005 E320. He claims it is a 4 matic but I can find no indication on the vehicle that it is. Is there a tag or special controls that would indicate if it was 4 matic or rear wheel drive? Thanks for your patience with the Mercedes rookie . . . .
#6144 of 6720 Windows not working after battery change
Apr 26, 2005 (10:44 am)
Had the battery changed in my 2000 E320 by Mercedes yesterday. This morning put 3 windows down, they would not go up. Had to pump the switches, press them repeatedly, to get them to eventually go up. I called Mercedes, and he said they windows had to be "resynchronized" (can't remember the exact word he used", and I would do this by putting each window all the way down, hold the button for 3 extra seconds. Then put it all the way up and hold the botton for 3 seconds.
Of course this didn't work, so now I've got to bring it back. Overall I like my car, but by paying extra to have a battery changed at Mercedes, shouldn't I expect them to do whatever the heck is necessary to get the windows to work???
If anyone has any comments on this mechanically, please let me know.
#6145 of 6720 Re: How Can You Tell If It's A 4Matic? [javadog]
Apr 26, 2005 (6:12 pm)
javadog, i understand that all 4matics produced since late 1999 have had the 4matic tag in back. some of the late 1990s 4matics did not have the tag, but MBenz discovered that their 4matic customers really wanted the tag. AWD cachet, ya know. on a 2005 i expect if someone had removed the 4matic tag they would also have removed the E320 tag. or was the car ever crunched in back!? on the 4matics there's a transfer case under the car somewhere - but i'm not sure if it would be visible to you considering the 'covers' MBenz uses under their engines for whatever reason (some say to catch dripping oil!)... cheers...
#6146 of 6720 Re: Windows not working after battery change [wbreaux1]
Apr 27, 2005 (7:14 am)
"Of course this didn't work, so now I've got to bring it back. Overall I like my car, but by paying extra to have a battery changed at Mercedes, shouldn't I expect them to do whatever the heck is necessary to get the windows to work???"
Yes, you do have a right to expect them to do a complete job. There is no real excuse for returning your car to you in this state.
"If anyone has any comments on this mechanically, please let me know."
I know that a resync procedure exists, but don't remember it. Check your owners manual before taking the hike back to the dealer. If your dealer is similar to mine (and this experience echos my typical visit) they know less about the car than you do.