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#1618 of 1636 Re: I NEED HELP MY 1999 clk320 shuts off on me WHILE DRIVING [mastariale]
Jul 01, 2007 (6:22 pm)
I read your problem with interest. To say that I am astonished would be an understatement. You see, I bought a 450SE in 1972 that came with the same problem. That's not a mistake. The year was 1972. I have not bought a Mercedes since then. I am thinking about the new CL, but I thought I better check their customer satisfaction pages. I am astonished that MB still has the same problem 30 some years later. When the problem of my 450SE started, I brought the car back to the dealer in Northern NJ. The service manager was a competent and nice German. He couldn't find the problem. Finally, we decided to leave the car with him, and let him use it. A few days later, he called and said that the problem happened to him. The bad news was that he still didn't know what caused it. But he suspected a few parts and suggested the following: He would change a part, and I would take the car back. If it happened again, I would bring the car back for him to remove the replaced part and put in another suspected part. Within one month's time I went back to him 3 times. It once stalled in Manhattan's Fifth Avenue and 48th St. It got too hectic, the car was consuming me. So I place an ad in the Times. Someone from Kansas called. I told him the full story, but he said he knew someone who knows the problem. The man flew to NY, I picked him up at the airport. He gave me a certified check and we went separate ways. I never found out the real problem. Reading about your problem changes my mind about another MB. Thanks. I think I will consider an XJ8.
#1619 of 1636 Wiper Blade for 1991 300CE
Sep 18, 2007 (6:36 am)
Does anyone know what size wiper blade fits a 1991 300CE? When we bought it (used), it came with a 24 inch long wiper which is too long. I ordered a 23 inch one and it is also too long.
Can anyone give me a suggestion?
#1620 of 1636 2004 CLK Convertible 51K Miles-What weight Mobile 1 Oil?
Feb 18, 2008 (10:40 am)
Some highway, mostly in city, Marietta, GA.
#1621 of 1636 Re: How about some vehicle updates? [revka]
Nov 21, 2008 (7:21 pm)
I purchased my 2000 C230K 4dr sedan (silver metallic ext/blk inter) used in Nov. 2003 with 85,000 mi. on it. for $13,000
Today it has 136,000 mi runs great. Love the car. Have thought about trading it in but cant seem to part with it. People always give me compliments on the car.
Only had a few maintenace repairs.
Purchased the used 2000 C230K in 2003 (following is maintenance done)
2005: 4 new tires
2006: new battery: 110,000
new brake shoes & pads
motor belts replaced
2006: gas gauge sensor replaced 115,000 mi
2008: windshield wiper relay and combo switch replaced : 128,000 mi
2008: Front flex disc replaced : 131,000 mi
I keep the oil changed and tires rotated/balanced at required times. Have other fluids/filters changed at required time intervals stated in manual.
Car has always started up on first turn. Never had any engine problems. I get approx 25 mi city/28 mi hwy currently.
I am typical driver, drive alot in city back and forth to work. Then travel hwy 6 times yr between kansas city Mo and St. Louis Mo.
For a soon to be 9 yr old car runs very smooth and engine reliable.
Last maintenance check the mechanic said lower control arm bushings are starting to look warn. Probably typical with the number of miles on the car. So, those may need to be changed in near future.
I love the way the car handles and am happy with reliability.
I dont know if this is typical repairs for MB but I am happy with such few repairs.
Seats for this yr and model a little hard/could use more padding but they are heated seats so maybe that is why.
Overall very happy with car and will give update when hit 150,000 miles
#1622 of 1636 Kompressor engine/ car reliability
Dec 08, 2008 (5:43 pm)
Hi all: Im seriously thinking about buying a 2002 CL230. The car is in very good shape and with only 30,000 miles. However I´m concerned with reliability of the engine / Kompressor and the car in general. Please share your experience with me,
#1623 of 1636 CD cartridge stuck...
Jan 04, 2009 (3:48 pm)
Can use some advice here: the 6-Disc cartridge got stuck inside the CD changer of my CLK 2000 Cab. Anyone had this problem? How can I get it ejected? Thanks in advance....
#1624 of 1636 Re: CD cartridge stuck... [CLK320Fan]
by Claire@Edmunds HOST
Jan 04, 2009 (5:08 pm)
Try entering your question in the "Ask the Community" box on the right side of this page. It's a great way to get a quick answer to a quick question.
#1625 of 1636 Headlight problems '03 320clk
Jan 10, 2009 (4:20 am)
I am 2nd owner of this vehucle w/35K miles on it. have had malfunction on both lower beam headlights since I bought it in 8/08. replaced both bulbs ($130 each) and problem still occurs (most often right lower beam). dealer says there was a service bulletin changing the wireing (completed before my ownership) but it should not have been performed for my VIN. the wire spring clips that hold the bulbs in place were removed and MB parts will not sell them to me seperately...say I must buy entire headlight assemblies. trying to locate these clips from salvge but no luck so far.