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03-18-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By jimbo1763

+2. It's the "shock absorber" for the glove box...

+2. It's the "shock absorber" for the glove box door that allows it to open slowly.

If your glove box door just flops open, it means that the little line that is attached to the absorber has come...
01-05-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By jimbo1763

Check out the condition of your Aux battery and...

Check out the condition of your Aux battery and your main battery. Low or lower voltage in these cars can cause all sorts of strange stuff.
12-12-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 76,016
Posted By jimbo1763

+1. I think the current interval is every...

+1.

I think the current interval is every 39K miles.
08-28-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 209,474
Posted By jimbo1763

They were not. My early model year 2007 fell to...

They were not. My early model year 2007 fell to the problem at about 78K miles.
03-01-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 209,474
Posted By jimbo1763

naghtan, based on the VIN decoder I used, your...

naghtan, based on the VIN decoder I used, your engine number comes up as 272964 30 638096. Please check me on that, but if accurate your engine is past the affected range of engine numbers, which...
11-11-2017, 09:49 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 209,474
Posted By jimbo1763

Hmm. P0016 may be an indicator of a balance...

Hmm. P0016 may be an indicator of a balance shaft issue.

You may want to take it into a dealer to check for a definitive answer there. Otherwise, you may be throwing parts at it that you don't...
10-18-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 769
Posted By jimbo1763

Here is a link. You will need engine number. ...

Here is a link. You will need engine number.

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w211-e-class/1591732-interpret-balance-shaft-sprocket-engine-serial.html
10-17-2017, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 769
Posted By jimbo1763

Be careful on a 2007 as well. The balance shaft...

Be careful on a 2007 as well. The balance shaft matter affected early model year 2007's (I know because I own one and had to replace the balance shaft). You can check the engine number against the...
06-17-2017, 06:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,504
Posted By jimbo1763

The summer convenience feature gets dicey over...

The summer convenience feature gets dicey over time. In my case, it was a bad solder joint on a sensor. See post #16 on this link for a youTube video on that and how to access it. This is not a...
06-10-2017, 05:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By jimbo1763

I would suggest that you have the battery tested...

I would suggest that you have the battery tested and if needed, replaced. Be very careful about trying to jump the car-there are lots of stories here about that not going well, as these cars are very...
03-21-2017, 11:08 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 209,474
Posted By jimbo1763

Your check engine light could be for any number...

Your check engine light could be for any number of things. Best suggestion is to get the codes read when the light is on. It is possible that the code may be stored and still accessible-but in any...
03-20-2017, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By jimbo1763

I had my service eight because of mileage, not...

I had my service eight because of mileage, not time. They replaced my coolant, but I am not aware that I got a new reservoir.
03-12-2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By jimbo1763

Off topic of what you were asking, but the early...

Off topic of what you were asking, but the early model year 2007's were subject to the balance shaft problem. I know because I had one. Be sure the check the engine number against the list to make...
03-04-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By jimbo1763

+1. I have done the same. Worked great. I...

+1.

I have done the same. Worked great. I used a silicone based lubricant rather than a petroleum one.
02-09-2017, 07:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,834
Posted By jimbo1763

Okay. Same answer here-I am not aware that there...

Okay. Same answer here-I am not aware that there is anything to be done.

Again, if someone has a better answer, please chime in.
01-20-2017, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By jimbo1763

Take a look at page 391 of your owner's manual re...

Take a look at page 391 of your owner's manual re "resetting activated head restraints."
01-19-2017, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 584
Posted By jimbo1763

If you have already replaced the main one, I...

If you have already replaced the main one, I suggest you also replace the auxiliary one under the hood. The message you are getting often arises when the aux battery is giving out/not holding a...
01-17-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,254
Posted By jimbo1763

These are depreciating assets, and at the end of...

These are depreciating assets, and at the end of the day the question becomes, what gives me the best bang for my buck? It is so hard to drain the emotion out of the decision.

The E550 sounds...
12-10-2016, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By jimbo1763

+1. I think the warranty was extended for up to...

+1. I think the warranty was extended for up to 15 years. If you are 2003, you ought to be good.

http://www.carcomplaints.com/news/2014/mercedes-benz-extends-warranty-gas-tank.shtml
11-29-2016, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 339
Posted By jimbo1763

Don't feel stupid. It has taken me quite a...

Don't feel stupid. It has taken me quite a while-years- to figure out some of the quirks or capabilities of my E350. There is still stuff I struggle with, like how to change the clock to daylight...
11-27-2016, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 339
Posted By jimbo1763

You should have rain-sensing capability on your...

You should have rain-sensing capability on your wipers. They will come on when there is enough rain/mist on the windshield if they have been activated. That usually means that you have left the wiper...
11-26-2016, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,562
Posted By jimbo1763

You don't have one. The aux battery is to provide...

You don't have one. The aux battery is to provide backup power to the SBC braking system, and those are only on earlier models than yours (2006 and earlier).
06-23-2016, 05:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,504
Posted By jimbo1763

Could be the lock actuator going bad. See this...

Could be the lock actuator going bad. See this link.

https://mbworld.org/forums/e-class-w211/408237-so-many-problems-help.html
11-15-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,600
Posted By jimbo1763

I lose the microphone on my setup on occasion as...

I lose the microphone on my setup on occasion as well. To get it back, I remove the puck as a paired device on the phone (don't physically disconnect the puck, unpair and remove it (delete its...
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