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#64 of 220 2005 C230
Jun 20, 2009 (1:11 pm)
The car is making a terrible rattle/pop screech sound when we first turn it on and put it in reverse. It does this whenever we put it in reverse. We took it to a repair person who "specializes" in Mercedes, since we don't have dealership where we live, and he said he didn't hear it. IMPOSSIBLE. It is noisy and embarassing. Also air conditioner just stops blowing air for no reason and after a few minutes just starts up again. Any thoughts?
#65 of 220 2006 C230 Sport
Jun 29, 2009 (8:26 pm)
I have a C230 Sport with 66,000 miles (2006) and the check engine light came on. The dealer in Memphis says that it is the balance shaft due to the sprocket and I would like to know if that is the same thing as the soft cam gear??Either way the part is inside the engine and the dealer wants me to pay $5000 most of which is labor because the engine will have to be completely broken down and put back together. I told the dealer are you crazy???That means the part was defective from the manufacturer. Anyone else encountered this or a similiar problem??For that price I might as well trade it in....
Jul 08, 2009 (4:33 pm)
Just wondering if anyone who owns the latest generation C has has a problem with the rear doors continually rattling. My 2008 C300 has had rattles and clunks from the rear passenger compartment since day one. At first I thought it was maybe the headrests. I mentioned it when I brought the car in for service, and the Mercedes mechanic wrote on the workorder that he'd "adjusted" and "lubed" the rear doors. Didn't fix the rattles, which are more-or-less constant over all but the smoothest roads and under braking and acceleration, particularly shifting (the car has a six speed). The clunks do sound like the windows moving, and maybe the rattles are the door panels. I can't believe the body is flexing that much, almost like they forgot to install a structural brace. I doubt it's that, but it's either the doors aren't installed properly or some kind of design defect. Anybody have any experience with this, or any ideas?
#67 of 220 Re: 2005 C230 [tjeq]
Aug 10, 2009 (5:47 pm)
My car is doing the same thing you are explaining. Did you ever find out what the sound was and why your A/C was acting up? I'm just trying to figure out if I should get rid of the car or take it in.
#68 of 220 Re: 2005 C230 [msingle]
Aug 11, 2009 (7:47 am)
Nobody seems to know what is wrong. We are frustrated.
#69 of 220 mercedes C230 1998
Aug 17, 2009 (12:04 pm)
1998 Mercedes Benz C230 Two Wheel Drive Automatic
my car had an accident,
after woking on it it developed problems like
1. current seizing which makes the car not to turn on
2. bad gear selection
3.mechanics said it could be pis problem or key line problem which they said key must come with a brainbox and ignition
pls i am really confused and need a solution to the problem cos they car is parked down
thank you so much
#70 of 220 Re: Air conditioning - intermittent air flow [swycallis]
Sep 22, 2009 (7:59 am)
This problem sounds similar to what I'm experiencing. When we pull up to a stop the temperature of the a/c air rises (probably to outside ambient.). When we drive down the road a/c seems to run ok. From your message, I suspect a bad interior air filter. But I don't know where it is (our battery is in the trunk). Any ideas?
#71 of 220 c class wring harness
Sep 23, 2009 (11:45 am)
do any one know where i can find one that dont cost a arm and leg
#72 of 220 C230 will NOT start!! Help!
Sep 23, 2009 (9:05 pm)
I have a 2003 C230 Kompressor. In the past 3 weeks (it hasn't started) I've changed the alternator (three times due to faulty rebuilt alternators and bad voltage regulator), so, new alternator, new voltage regulator, new battery (fully charged) and 3 weeks later my car STILL will not start. It cranks over once and that's it. I don't know where the starter is located to see if maybe that is the problem. Any ideas before I take it to the stealer???
#73 of 220 Re: C230 will NOT start!! Help! [motheroftwo]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Sep 24, 2009 (6:40 am)
Okay first off you have to clarify your terms. For most of us:
"crank" means turning the engine over with the starter, not the actual running of the engine.
"start" means the actual running of the engine.
So, to clarify, you are saying that your engine doesn't crank fast enough, or cranks very little--it isn't being turned over by the starter motor?
Or are you saying it cranks and cranks and cranks but will not start?