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Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Sedan, Wagon
#747 of 1173 Re: 2006 E350 rear right rear thumping noise [techspec1]
Mar 14, 2006 (10:35 am)
Yes, it is a PZEV - emission vehicle and I believe it is the canister. Thanks for the info. I am going to ask the dealer if they all sound so loud and if they can make it more quite. I have a 2002 BMW 530 that I recently listened to and it does the same thing, but I never noticed it in 4 years until now. The noise on it comes from under the passenger seat and sounds like a slight flick of a tin can. Maybe Mercedes needs to insulate it better.
#748 of 1173 Replacing cost for cracking dash and burned out displays
Mar 15, 2006 (1:59 pm)
Does anyone know how much it costs to replace the cracked dashboard top on 99 E-class? Most develop a crack on top and lower left side of the passenger side airbag module, and how much does it cost to replace the burnt/washed out outside temp and clock display on 2000-2002 E-class.
Doesn't Mercedes have any extended HIDDEN warranty on any of these items?
#749 of 1173 2004 E320 humming noise beneath hood when unlocking
Mar 17, 2006 (5:49 am)
I recently bought an '04 E320 off lease. After about 2 days I've noticed a humming noise from beneath the hood when I unlock the door. This doesn't happen every time, but typically only when the car has been sitting for an hour or two. Is this common?
The dealer indicated that he spoke with the mechanic and the noise I am hearing is the electric motor charging the braking system. The explanation doesn't really pass the smell test to me. Thanks.
#750 of 1173 Dash info failures
Mar 19, 2006 (10:06 am)
Are you ready? Had the same problem with time etc info.
Remedy---A complete new instrument package. Mine was still under warranty so do not know the cost. Afraid to ask.
#751 of 1173 Re: 2004 E320 humming noise beneath hood when unlocking [two_olives]
Mar 21, 2006 (6:27 am)
Probably normal. Your car has SBC brakes. Do a google search for Mercedes Benz forums and search SBC brake. There are reams of info on this. There are TSB's to reduce the noise for some cars (but not eliminate it); ask your service advisor to look up the maintenance records to see if the TSB has been applied, and if not, if one is available.
Of course, ask to test out another car like yours and to compare. The SBC pump often will run when you open the door or when you turn on the car.
#752 of 1173 1988 Mercedes 300E Heater Blower
Mar 22, 2006 (11:38 am)
My 1988 Mercedes 300E blower motor does not work. It just stopped working. I don't know if it's defective motor or some other component that is the problem. I hesitate to replace the blower motor. Anyone out there who can guide me through this problem?
#753 of 1173 Enough, enough....
Mar 23, 2006 (9:14 am)
I am the proud owner of a 95' E-320 sedan and its quality, reliability and attraction has never been an issue for
me (German-made). MB has been building luxury cars for almost a century, begining in Sindelfingen, Germany in 1910 and its reputation was impeccable until the decision was made to mass produce these vehicles in the USA. Perhaps all the problems rest with American "work ethic" and not MB.
#755 of 1173 Need help from hand-on owners for maintenance
Mar 24, 2006 (12:40 pm)
I just bought a 2001 E430 RWD with 72K miles. I need help with a few things as I will be doing my own oil change, coolant flush, brake pads and rotor changes, and cabin
>filter changes. The MB dealer charges $250 for schedule A, and some $450 for schedule B. It is amazing that besides oil/filter, and cabin air filter change, the rest is all inspection!!! If they have to replace anything they charge you more. I do not believe in putting Mobil 1 in and forget about oil change for 14K miles. I don't care what the FSS says, however I will continue to use Mobile 1 since it is specified.
>Where is the FSS rest botton?
>Where is the cabin filter located?
>What is the wrench size for oil drain plug?
>Can I use regular $6 paper element Bosch oil filter instead of $19 fleece type filter? I will not go more than 6K miles between oil changes as they say Fleece type is suitable for long servive intervals.
>I do appreciate the help with my questions.
#756 of 1173 E240 W210 Yr 2001 AC Blower running non-stop
Mar 24, 2006 (10:10 pm)
I have tested the 3 pin wires using a Multimeter.
(1) Test the middle pin with AC switch disconnected--->0 Volts & plugging the 3 pin wire to the Blower turn ON full blast
(2) Test the middle pin with AC Switch connected ----->12 Volts & plugging the 3 pin wire to the Blower turn ON full blast
(3) Test the middle pin with AC switch connected (a) Switch 1---> 11 Volts (b) Switch 2--->10 Volts (c) Switch 3--->9 Volts (d) Switch 4--->8 Volts (e) Switch 5--->5.5 Volts
(4) With Engine On, test the middle pin with AC switch connected (a) Switch 1---> 12.5 Volts (b) Switch 2--->12 Volts (c) Switch 3--->11 Volts (d) Switch 4--->10 Volts (e) Switch 5--->7 Volts
Whats odd is that the Blower keep blasting away with or without the AC Switch connected or disconnected.
But the Multimeter detected 12 Volts in the middle pin when the AC Swicth is connected but 0 Volts when discoonected?