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Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Sedan, Wagon
#511 of 1173 Re: 2003 E320 - dealer is replacing engine [marie2]
Apr 21, 2005 (6:27 pm)
I can't say I've ever heard of the need for a mechanic to come from Germany to fix a Benz engine. If the technicians weren't qualified(highly unlikely) they would simply swap out the complete engine with a new assembly.
As far as not working properly, if it is a new engine, then what won't work?
These engines are monitored constantly, especially for emissions, and anything that would cause the engine to deviate, would cause the check engine light to turn on.
#512 of 1173 Re: 2003 E320 - dealer is replacing engine [mezeca]
Apr 23, 2005 (11:25 am)
there's a guy on tdiclub.com "non VW diesels" forum who had a E320 CDI with no end of problems. a technician from germany was sent to diagnose it. he couldn't figure it out. MBenz ended up buying it back. i think the guy bought another one though...
#513 of 1173 Re: 2003 E320 - dealer is replacing engine [mezeca]
Apr 24, 2005 (9:28 am)
I know very little about cars, but someone who is more knowledgable said that with a replacement engine the electronics are likely to be messed up. The lemon law here in NY can be used up to 2 years, and we are almost to that point now. The car has been in this time for 30 days now, and there were at least 4 previous (much shorter) services. I'm trying to decide whether to demand a refund (under the lemon law) before the time runs out.
My husband actually bought one of the first 2003 E320 models, and ordered the navigation system, which was supposed to be installed later. They decided that this couldn't be done, and replaced the car with another, same year and model, with the navigation system. We took delivery of the replacement car almost 2 years ago. This is the one we have had so many problems with.
#514 of 1173 Re: 2005 E500 brake pump noise [redondo011]
Apr 25, 2005 (9:43 am)
I have a 2005 E 320. The noise coming from the hydraulics are very loud. I can feel the vibration in the gas pedal. I took the car to the dealer and was told it is just the hydraulics. The sound is like a long groan. It is so loud that passengers ask me what is wrong with your car. I have asked other users in my neighborhood if they had a similar problem and was told it was not to the extent of my car. I called Mercedes customer service at corporate and was told it is a noise just like a motor. If this cannot be repaired, I have made a very serious mistake buying this car. This is my fourth Mercedes. This car is an embarassment to the manufacturer.
#515 of 1173 Need cabin filter info
Apr 26, 2005 (7:55 am)
Want to replace cabin air filter in my 2001 E320. Where is it----How to etc. Remember that there is a site on Edmunds for answers by techs but do not remember the site.Appreciate any help.
#516 of 1173 Re: Need cabin filter info [greasykid1]
by Karen@Edmunds HOST
Apr 26, 2005 (9:52 am)
The generic topic where many techs hang out is in M&R titled "Got a Quick Technical Question?" Is that the one your seeking?
#517 of 1173 2000 E430 - question on idle RPM
Apr 26, 2005 (2:54 pm)
Hi, does anyone know what the idle rpm should be for the 2000 E430? Thx
#518 of 1173 Re: 2005 E500 brake pump noise [robertg1]
Apr 26, 2005 (10:28 pm)
I had the same problem on my 2003 E500 except mine is really brief. It usually starts when I start the engine or apply the breaks. Can you describe yours in more detail like time interva, intensity, etc. It could be the sensitronic break recall that they have to do to get rid of it; however this was only for model year 2003-2004 unless I am wrong. Since I took my car in for the recall, I have yet to hear the noise occur again.
Best of luck.
#519 of 1173 CHECK ENGIN LIGHT 98 4x e class wag 50,000
Apr 27, 2005 (2:14 pm)
My check engin light came on along with "engin electronics" light. I scanned it and scanner listed ( PO 173 Fuel trim / malfunction /bank 2 ) I re-set light and it lasted 8 miles and back on again same codes! Does any body have any idea what to fix or repair??
#520 of 1173 Re: 2005 E500 brake pump noise [robertg1]
Apr 27, 2005 (6:56 pm)
There is a damper valve that can be installed to help reduce the "SBC" hydraulic unit noise to the point where it is barely perceivable.