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#649 of 886 c220 cdi repair codes
Feb 26, 2007 (6:30 am)
hello i'm about to buy an mercedes c220 cdi year 2001 but the car got a problem that dont let the car pass the 3000 rpm and 130km/h. The diagnostics from mercedes is:
P1630-016 - Autorisation de conduite. le calculateur autorisation de conduite ne repond pas.
P1470-016 - Regulation de la pression de suralimentacion Ecart de regulation positif[la pression de suralimentacion es trop basse]
its in french but its easy to understand...
french mercedes say that probably is the vacum pipes need to be replaced i think!!!!
they say (in french):
"mecedes me dit que ce sont probablement les catalyseurs qui commencent à se boucher "
probably the catalysts which start to be stopped
can someone give-me a clue of whats is wrong wiht the car???? and if its to expensive to repair???
thx in avanced
#650 of 886 Front Brakes - Good Example of Needless Complexity
Mar 10, 2007 (5:23 pm)
Has anyone else changed theor front brake pads? I am changing the front brake pads on our 2002 C230 K today.
Rather than a simple spring which rubs against the rotor to signal to the driver that the pads are worn out, M-B used a needlessly complex electrical system. There is a sensor installed to the inside pad. It has two wires, so there are 8 wires and all of the associated mounting hardware and so forth to accomplish the same thing GM and Ford do with little pieces of steel attached to one pad at each wheel.
I really could say that I am trying to change the brake pads today, as the left front wheel is firmly rusted to the rotor. I have soaked it with pentrating oil. For now, putting the weight of the car on it, or kicking the tire has no effect. I have never seen such a thing before, so hope the penetrating oil works. Has anyone else had the same problem?
#651 of 886 Update on Brakes & Wheel, Trans. Leak, wire
Mar 10, 2007 (6:52 pm)
Well, I finally got the wheel off using lots of penetrating oil and a by putting a flat bar at the joint between the wheel and rotor/hub and banging way with a five pound hammer. The aluminum of the wheel was very slightly roughed-up in a small spot, so I smoothed it with a file, and used sandpaper to clean the wheel mounting surface and the coresponding disc/hub surface.
To my surprise, I discovered that there is not a wear sensor on the left front brake. I wonder if they switched the sensor to the left side on the right hand drive versions? Whatever, the simple little spring clip which rubs againist the rotor on GM and Ford vehicles is present on at four wheels, making it even better.
The only other problems with the car have been a transmission leak where the wires enter the transmission, a problem which was also common on the Chrysler which use the same transmission design, and sort sort of loose wire under the hood. Of course both were fixed under warranty.
One almost humorous, though not at the time, event involved the dealer here. My wife took the car for the routine oil change and service, but after returning the loner car, they could not find the car! After about two hours they found it on the lot, and returned it filthy dirty. It was clean when we left it, but they said that they could not clean it,as the car was was closed - it seems they do not have a bucket, soap, and rags.
#652 of 886 Re: c220 cdi repair codes [lowrider3]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Mar 10, 2007 (7:25 pm)
You're thinking of buying a 2001 Benz with error codes? Don't do that.
You probably know that the error codes don't tell you the exact problem...they only indicate the area affected. So really the codes could be quite misleading. Mechanics often replace the wrong components because they don't diagnose more deeply.
Might be as simple as EGR, rich mixture due to bad sensor, blah blah. Someone's got to dig deeper.
Doesn't sound disastrous though.
#653 of 886 Driver Power Seat Not Working PLEASE HELP C240 4Matic
Mar 15, 2007 (5:57 pm)
The driver power seat (which enables the seat cushion to go up and down and driver's chair forward and back) is not working. The passenger's power seat works just fine. My C240 4Matic has 66,700 miles and just went in for service 3 days ago to change the voltage regulator and battery. However, the driver's power seat worked just fine when I got it back.
Does anyone think it might be the fuse (which is located in a compartment on the left side of the dashboard)? Should I first try changing the fuse, and then the motor?
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!!!!!!!
#654 of 886 Re: Driver Power Seat Not Working PLEASE HELP C240 4Matic [stocks3019]
Mar 15, 2007 (6:19 pm)
Tell the place where you got your stuff fixed, that it worked before and now it doesn't. Maybe they messed something up.
#655 of 886 2002 C240-should I keep or trade?
Mar 17, 2007 (3:36 pm)
I have a 2002 C240 that I bought new. It now has 87,000mi.
I just had it in the shop for an oil change and alignment job. I was told that the transmission electrical plug was leaking, so I had that fixed as well. I was also told that I need new front brake pads (already had them replaced at about 45,000mi) and rotor and rear brake pads $600. After the alignment, they noticed that the control arm bushings are loose, and may need to be replaced in the near future $545.
I have had the ESP code ("ELEC. STABIL. PROG. Visit Workshop! ESP") come up and go a number of times this winter. I just figured snow accumulated on the sensor, and then melted. The ESP warning light came on while at the shop, and the tech noticed many error codes in the computer, which he cleared. My service writer says that the computer may be going, since there were many codes that needed to be cleared. So, I may have to be replacing that in the near future. I don't know how much that is going to cost...
Should I keep the car (I do love it and it's almost paid-off) or get something else, since I would like to get a bigger car or SUV now that the kids are getting bigger.
#656 of 886 C220 Windsheld Wiper Problem
Mar 18, 2007 (4:55 pm)
I have a 96 C220. I have been having a problem with the wiper. It gets stuck, or hung up in the middle of its sweep. It happens on a regular basis, more so when its colder outside. It works fine sometimes so I don't think its the motor. Has anyone had similar problems. The dealer said it would require 3 hours of labor just to identify the poblem (can you say rip off!).
#657 of 886 Re: 2002 C240-should I keep or trade? [meinwa]
Mar 18, 2007 (9:14 pm)
I have a 2001 C240 with about 100k miles (157000kms).
Although it's hard to predict what the future holds for your car, imagine you fast forward about 13000 miles and here's what might happen, or at least it's happening on my car:
Power steering pump leaking, about $1000cdn to fix it, probably much cheaper in US
Need brakes as well,
Spark plugs need to be changed every 100k miles (previous owner changed them early on mine, so I don't have to worry), but there's two spark plugs per cylinder, so that could cost a bit as there's 12 total.
Having problems starting recently. Engine cranks over but does not start sometimes. Could be fuel pump, or crank position sensor, or the starter, goota get it checked next week.
Other than that I have some minor electrical gremlins that keep popping up but don't affect the car's drivability or operation.
I love my Benz too, but it's a little frustrating sometimes with the shabby reliability.
If you pay it off, put aside about $2000 a year for maintenance and repairs just to be safe.
#658 of 886 2003 1.8 liter supercharged
Mar 20, 2007 (5:30 pm)
I am close to pulling the trigger on this one, 48K miles. I know nothing about this 1.8 liter engine with a blower. Anyone out there have any experience with it? This one is an auto transmission.