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Old 04-02-2008, 07:57 PM
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Installed New CPS

So easy a Cave Man could do it!
Also changed the air filters while I had the bonnet up.


She's running fine now...

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Old 04-02-2008, 11:48 PM
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thats tight! i also changed my cps a few months back. feels good knowing that we saved hundreds of dollars instead of goin to the dealership for a job that only takes 10min
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Old 04-03-2008, 10:20 PM
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dammit. I just spent $450 to replace the CPS last week. Good on ya.
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Old 04-04-2008, 02:36 AM
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Newbie question but what is cps?
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Newbie question but what is cps?
if you own a clk, you will know soon buddy,lol. its the crank position sensor. not sure if they were faulty from the start but its a common problem we will all eventually go thru. you will know when you go to turn on your car, and just keeps cranking but never turns over to start
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Hopefully that didnt jinks me lol, nah thanks Krayzie. Yo your car looks clean as hell bro, im kinda wishing i went with the clear sidemarkers instead of the smoked. If your intrested in swapping ever let me know!
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Cps

The crank position sensor (distributor in the old days)
When it goes bad the car shuts down, in my case during rush hour!

When the engine cools down you might get a restart, which I did and drove it home.

I tapped into the knowledge of the guys on (MB World) and they were right bad CPS.

I bought a new one from AutohausAZ for $57, dealer wanted 126+ tx
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Can someone hunt down the DIY for this for me. I looked, but to no avail. I saw the small write-up in the above sticky , but I'm unable to make out that small pitcure.

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Originally Posted by CakeDaddy View Post
Can someone hunt down the DIY for this for me. I looked, but to no avail.
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Alright, I found this link below for the w210/E-class, and it is suppose to be similar to the clk/w208, but I can't locate it in my clk. hmmmm. Can someone provide an accurate pics for the CLK just as the guy did for the E. thanks a bunch
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w210...ghlight=sensor

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Old 05-27-2008, 11:36 AM
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OK. I found out that my car is under warranty, so we took it in and they diagnosed it as a ignition switch, so......... that fancy machine kicked back a code and it said ignition switch and not the CPS. I'll keep you all posted after the work is done
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I have a writeup at Signal to Noise, and the lead in literally says:

"After finding the CPS, this is as easy as it looks."

"Finding the CPS" being the key
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Sounds good...can't wait til mine goes out... j/k

Is there ever symptoms that it is going out soon. Lately my car has not started as quickly as it usually does.

Example: In the past, I would turn the key in the ignition for a second and release, lately it sounds like the starter starts up kind of weak, and so I hang on for 1.5 seconds before releasing.

It always turns over, and doesn't struggle to turn over, but it use to be instantaneous. Lately, its just a half a second slower, not noticable by a passenger or anything, just by me.

I think I remember about 3 years ago it didn't turnover once when I quickly cranked the key and released. But, I could be wrong. Does that have to do with the CPS, or is it likely just the battery, spark plugs, air filter, etc.
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Sounds good...can't wait til mine goes out... j/k

Is there ever symptoms that it is going out soon. Lately my car has not started as quickly as it usually does.

Example: In the past, I would turn the key in the ignition for a second and release, lately it sounds like the starter starts up kind of weak, and so I hang on for 1.5 seconds before releasing.

It always turns over, and doesn't struggle to turn over, but it use to be instantaneous. Lately, its just a half a second slower, not noticable by a passenger or anything, just by me.

I think I remember about 3 years ago it didn't turnover once when I quickly cranked the key and released. But, I could be wrong. Does that have to do with the CPS, or is it likely just the battery, spark plugs, air filter, etc.
Sounds like you already have the symtoms(sp) . I was under the impression that it was my CPS as well, but only to find out that it is the ignition. Iíll have result and details later on today or tomorrow. Do not be fooled it could be the ignition switch. I was looking forward to changing out CPS. This issue will not get any better, so address it asap. I was stranded at the gas station for about 5 minutes before it started. not a good look!
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OK. I found out that my car is under warranty, so we took it in and they diagnosed it as a ignition switch, so......... that fancy machine kicked back a code and it said ignition switch and not the CPS. I'll keep you all posted after the work is done

ok , got word yesterday that the first ignition switch they installed didn't work, so they'll need to order and install another one.

edit: they are replacing the EIS. Not sure what that stands for, but...

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Update: Saturday 6-31-08 New EIS/ignition is in and all seems well. We even got 2 new chrome key fobs I was hoping that it would only be the CPS, but oh well, maybe next time.

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