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Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#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.
#659 of 886 Re: 2003 1.8 liter supercharged [smwls8]
Mar 20, 2007 (7:24 pm)
The SC'd 4banger is a good motor. My uncle just rolled 181k miles in his. Still runs like new. He has done normal maintenance through out the years.
Mar 21, 2007 (3:54 am)
I scanned this thread last night after posting my message. Seems like a lot of other issues with the C, but the other car I'm looking at is an 03 Audi Allroad with the 2.7T engine, another complex vehicle.
#661 of 886 C class CD player inoperative
Apr 10, 2007 (4:15 am)
I have a 2001 C240 with the glove box mounted 6 CD changer. I ejected the CD magazine while a CD was playing and now the system will not play a CD. The radio works fine and the display shows CD& track numbers but no sound.Any ideas anyone? Thanks.