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Forum: W211 AMG
06-18-2019, 01:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,256
Posted By tlambert

This is from another thread I posted this info in...

This is from another thread I posted this info in about the covers.
If the 5th pic doesn’t show completely click it then it should show up fully.

Hope this helps.
06-17-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By George993

Problem solved - turns out the little fan which...

Problem solved - turns out the little fan which cools the ECU stopped working and it took down the K40 relay module with it. After replacing both the fan and the K40 unit everything is working fine....
06-15-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,044
Posted By krsone579

To close up the issue.... that Body control...

To close up the issue.... that Body control module board with corrosion was the issue. I ordered a replacement off of ebay used for just $30 and everything is back to normal. No more drain outside of...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-15-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By 1970gsx

***Update Resolved*** So after leaning towards...

***Update Resolved***
So after leaning towards an electrical issue since I would hear the relay click off and the car would stall after 5 seconds and the car ran with a jumper wire albeit without...
05-03-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By Coolharts

Followup: I replaced the fuel filter...

Followup: I replaced the fuel filter...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-25-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,837
Posted By MSG 55G

Programmed mirrors to auto open n close; Chapter Complete!

Finally got my scanner to program the mirrors to automatically open n close with my new Autel MaxiSys Mini scanner. After digging up old post from SDS DIY instructions, it gave me ideas where to go;...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-20-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By Jake528

Forgot the pic! Here it is. ...

Forgot the pic! Here it is.
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/79bfaf55_86b4_4f12_9bca_7cd73fa47ccd_0afd985aed3f72c9084a1b2bb41c4524cb4df666.jpeg
03-01-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By raymond g-

exterior lights only, Leo if any of them had...

exterior lights only, Leo

if any of them had been replaced using LEDs that may trigger a bulb malfunction warning even with CANBUS.
so work backwards and replace with filament bulbs instead of...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-12-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 751
Posted By E55AZ

For anyone else who manages to loose the grub...

For anyone else who manages to loose the grub screw plug while changing their Supercharger oil, I can confirm after over 2 weeks of not being able to drive the car that the correct plug is a 1/8"...
02-10-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 840
Posted By Strigoi

Have either of you bothered to take a few minutes...

Have either of you bothered to take a few minutes and do a search on here? There are tons of threads about doing coil over conversions on these cars. Not exactly a regular strut/shock setup, but it's...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-22-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 739
Posted By Tomsti

Update and PSA... Update: Last weekend I...

Update and PSA...

Update: Last weekend I pulled the dash to check connections, everything looked well seated in the back of the CD changer and the command unit. So that didnt really do anything...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-10-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By gjunon

Here is the write up I did for the motor and...

Here is the write up I did for the motor and trans mounts. I did drop the steering rack IIRC.

https://mbworld.org/forums/w211-amg/595814-diy-motor-trans-mounts.html
Forum: W211 AMG
11-28-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 615
Views: 85,898
Posted By jumph4x

For posterity (hi Google, please index this for...

For posterity (hi Google, please index this for folks searching): using iCarsoft MB-II. A close-to-max good oil level is 80mm on the 'smooth engine' menus, with the engine off.
This is about 170mm...
Forum: W211 AMG
11-26-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,317
Posted By Davednconfused

Much appreciated bbirdwell. I found these in...

Much appreciated bbirdwell.

I found these in a manual:

Axle nut - 320 nm
Rear axle torsion bar - 50 nm
Tension arm - 50 nm and then 90 degrees (aluminum) or 140 nm (steel)
Camber strut - 50...
Forum: W211 AMG
11-13-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,066
Posted By Doug427

Thanks for all the help, guys. I finally got to...

Thanks for all the help, guys. I finally got to do this, and it worked like a charm. For those who have this issue in the future and find this thread using the search feature, here's the procedure...
10-29-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 422
Posted By danielgetsthis

Thanks bbirdwell First off, thanks for the...

Thanks bbirdwell
First off, thanks for the right rear "Don't(!)" I was so close to moving on to the left side and remembered your warning.

I performed this job this weekend. I ended up using a...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-25-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By HardmanGT

after all of the searching in Star, this is...

after all of the searching in Star, this is exactly the process I just had to do to aim the lights. What a friggin waste of time. Oh well, at least we know now just to pop off the caps and use an...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-16-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 355
Posted By Punisher10mm

Bbirdwell - I went ahead and ordered the 70A...

Bbirdwell - I went ahead and ordered the 70A relay and 80A socket. Will follow your instructions and upgrade the relay when everything arrives this week.
Forum: W211 AMG
09-07-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,621
Posted By gjunon

DIY Conductor Plate and TCM plug

As always jack the car up with the E-brake on. Use jack stands.

Use an 8mm socket to remove the rear most underpanel to expose the transmission pan....
09-05-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,877
Posted By dkbkl

So, problem was only with front AIRSTRUT, right...

So, problem was only with front AIRSTRUT, right side. All the time, the same problem. When I was bumping over something, or some rough roads, I got the sign of AIRMATIC MALFUNCTION. No other...
Forum: W210 AMG
09-01-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,143
Posted By Bigbash

Problem SOLVED! It was the rear differential...

Problem SOLVED!

It was the rear differential ratio. Someone put a 2.65 diff without reprogramming the computer.
Disconnected both front speed sensors and now the car shifts just as it should!
...
08-15-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 54,314
Posted By MR E55 AMG

ambient temperature sensor on '05 E55 AMG

If anyone out there is like me , to where there was no trace of the wires for the sensor than maybe I can save you all the hours I spent figuring out how to run new wiring so here it is ... This...
05-11-2018, 03:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 581
Posted By Richard Hsu

DIY: W210 computer box cooling blower motor replace.

It's getting hot and hot, you can check your computer box under the hood, is there wind blow from the bottom.
if not, the blower's motor maybe dead.
You can check follow link for the video wind...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-03-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 986
Posted By sok454

Here you go. Lot of great stuff in there! ...

Here you go. Lot of great stuff in there!

https://mbworld.org/forums/w211-amg/668738-adding-stable.html#post7169029
03-28-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By divepopo

this is the electronic part i had to switch from...

this is the electronic part i had to switch from the old to new steering wheel

http://www.image-share.com/upload/3067/19.jpg (http://www.image-share.com/ijpg-3067-19.html)
03-11-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,847
Posted By Sleeper Benz

Mercedes Shifter Module Internal Repair

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/800x450/w211_shifter_module_repair_1_9d1039c15b257adbc7e731aba4631b8923cb4fb1.jpg...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-03-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 791
Posted By tw2

Just got some useful tools every w211 owner could benefit from

I have been thinking about getting some monitoring tools for the last few months and after reading Barry's standard newbie post many times...
02-17-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By LexBrett2

M113 crankcase pulley not too hard to change

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_20180216_210245_60a9399fdda297559679e997ed0d811e78a400f2.jpg

Beautiful engine put back together...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-08-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,333
Posted By Doug427

Just to wrap this up, maybe it will help someone...

Just to wrap this up, maybe it will help someone else down the road. Had the "convenience items disconnected" and the red visit workshop screen with a picture of a battery. Tested the battery with my...
02-06-2018, 02:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By 04CLK5.4

I just wanted to post a quick update to this. ...

I just wanted to post a quick update to this.

Bbirdwell and I got my Tele Aid problem to go away, but it was in a roundabout way - I learned a TON about the history of my car as well - very cool!...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-26-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 880
Posted By mbmg

Huskerparts sells those rubber blocks...

Huskerparts sells those rubber blocks (220-327-12-30 Rubber Buffer) for $30.86.
Forum: W211 AMG
12-21-2017, 07:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,063
Posted By eFifty5AMG

Ended up being a defective Arnott air spring.

Ended up being a defective Arnott air spring.
Forum: W211 AMG
10-22-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,374
Posted By seanol

Barry, Once again you come to the rescue! I...

Barry,
Once again you come to the rescue! I just bought one off of Ebay for $35! A211-832-00-08 was the number I searched on to get it.
Thank you for all you do for us!
Sean
10-21-2017, 02:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,506
Posted By tw2

Just finished this job. These instructions are...

Just finished this job. These instructions are very helpful- thank you very much. Some observations and things that helped me:
- Take off the front wheels, not mandatory but it will make the job...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-16-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 341
Posted By E55wannabe

PSA: Check your crossover tubes on your front calipers for corrosion!

Hi guys,

Long story short I was on my way to work today and I had to hit the brakes hard. The car pulled hard right which I thought was strange. About a mile later (on the interstate) I hit the...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-08-2017, 12:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,458
Posted By JoeJErnst

I figured I'd stop back by this thread and list...

I figured I'd stop back by this thread and list the actual steps required in STAR to disable the warning message on the instrument cluster. I've done it a couple times now, and the last time I took...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-07-2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 988
Posted By Pmarino

Fuel Filter/ Paper Insert

https://mbworld.org/forums/w211-amg/648425-diy-fuel-filter-replacement-tank-repair-pump-replace.html

It is possible to replace the paper filter without completely removing the sending unit. A bit...
10-06-2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,529
Posted By MyNewHooker

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1124-1/20171006_130802_496bd9461cde6f14af173fa4a3350b83f119da6c.jpg

Turned out to be a broken line on the air pressure relief valve:)
09-20-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 477
Posted By CarAmel

W210 ECU and O2 sensors

I would like to share my experience with O2 sensor problemson my 1999 E320 sedan and hopefully save a lot of troubles and money to thefortunate readers that will end up reading this post…
Everything...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-06-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 716
Posted By Dublinoh

Venom55, because you are new to the forum, I just...

Venom55, because you are new to the forum, I just wanted to let you know that information from bbirdwell is some of the most respected and accurate on the forum.
Forum: W211 AMG
08-10-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 26,205
Posted By BoostedAero

Hoping this helps: ...

Hoping this helps:

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/540x960/80-img_0042_e3cfc3f7bc212f1921e0fe8f570b6fb114f95e8d.jpgReport back. I just pressure tested my whole system.
...
Forum: W212 AMG
08-08-2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 661
Posted By HPMan

Just to close the loop on this thread, the top of...

Just to close the loop on this thread, the top of the driver's side front link was not connected to the sensor (I must have inadvertently knocked it off during the install). I re-attached it and it...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-01-2017, 11:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 724
Posted By Sprayed01

Brought the 402,000 mile E55 to the dealer, here's what they found

Hey everyone,

I brought a 402,000 miles 2003 E55 to the dealer and asked for a pre purchase inspection. I paid $125 for the inspection and asked them to find everything wrong with it.

This was...
Forum: W211 AMG
07-31-2017, 06:16 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,589
Posted By BoostedAero

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/80-img_7295_f489ee8a1813063c8b22accfeb5552609a6ff18c.jpgSwap...
07-17-2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 645
Posted By merakulous

UPDATE for those who may in the future have the...

UPDATE for those who may in the future have the same symptoms:

I swapped the ballasts/control modules from left to right and vice versa. I did so by jacking up the car from the front center point...
Forum: W211 AMG
07-15-2017, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By tw2

I am hoping not to need spare wheels! ...

I am hoping not to need spare wheels!


Thanks for the advice, I ordered from pelicanparts

Voltage reg bosch 003-154-65-06-M14,
Another oil filter,
Door sill clips 001-997-65-35 ...
Forum: W211 AMG
07-09-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,589
Posted By BoostedAero

Alternative 722.6 ATSG 93 page manual

This Manual is referenced in the other 120 page 722.6 ATSG manual. Figured it was worth posting up as it houses more info on the valve body and function.
...
Forum: W211 AMG
06-25-2017, 12:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,162
Posted By Steve_k_550

This TCU flash can be performed with Xentry/Star...

This TCU flash can be performed with Xentry/Star there is a whole list of diff ratios that can be selected through coding adaptations - motor window

Will trying get some pics up
Forum: W211 AMG
06-04-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,679
Posted By Dublinoh

[QUOTE=bbirdwell;7167100]I re-looked this. Turned...

[QUOTE=bbirdwell;7167100]I re-looked this. Turned out there was a water leak on the driver's side where the trunk lid gasket was not seated properly.

An other potential leak source is the seal...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-31-2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,538
Posted By BoostedAero

No worries go team fix it, a bunch of google-fu ...

No worries go team fix it, a bunch of google-fu


More info here posted links for most recent manual I am using (2009):
...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-30-2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,679
Posted By Hulk

Shards you are right I think before people...

Shards you are right

I think before people starting hacking away at their fuel system, they need to do maintenance and check voltages and amps under load along with relays etc
Forum: W211 AMG
05-30-2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,679
Posted By shardul

Refreshing to see some good info being posted.

Refreshing to see some good info being posted.
Forum: W211 AMG
05-29-2017, 11:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,669
Posted By Welwynnick

There really aren't very many. The most...

There really aren't very many.
The most difficult bit is getting the tranny in and out, and I'd recommend a cheap motorbike scissor lift for that.
Unless the engine mounts are shot, you don't...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-15-2017, 10:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,386
Posted By 87geeinn

DIY engine mount replacement

There are many ways to skin a cat (and your knuckles). This is just what worked for me with removing as few components as possible. There aren't many pictures but I will try to be as descriptive as...
05-10-2017, 06:51 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 34,477
Posted By jumph4x

Alex has been very gracious and helpful with his...

Alex has been very gracious and helpful with his efforts and documenting everything in this thread and outside of it.

He took the time to upload some ID and offset reference material, I was able...
05-06-2017, 12:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,895
Posted By purplegrog

UPDATE! TL;DR - core problem was the...

UPDATE!

TL;DR - core problem was the connector to the crankshaft position sensor, but it turns out I also had an intermittently failing fuel pump.

I finally gave up and took the car to a local...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-11-2017, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By Alps

N/S: A211 820 13 14 O/S: A211 820 14 14 ...

N/S: A211 820 13 14
O/S: A211 820 14 14

Each kit contains 3x brackets and 6x screws
Forum: W211 AMG
03-29-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,711
Posted By BoostedAero

-0.5 deg negative camber sounds like a bunch less...

-0.5 deg negative camber sounds like a bunch less inner tire wear than what we deal with now... reading below the best case scenario is -1.2 deg... some modification would need to be done to get it...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-03-2017, 08:02 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,553
Posted By StarvingArtist

Sounds like you have an interesting job. Should...

Sounds like you have an interesting job. Should have ask on the forum, most of us know how to fix energetic particle detectors:-P
Forum: W211 AMG
02-28-2017, 01:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,749
Posted By HeissRod

DIY W211 E55 Alternator Removal

Had to take my alternator out again, so I figured I would throw together a guide. There are a few people that jack up the motor and take it out from the bottom, but I prefer this direction. it took...
10-07-2016, 01:37 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 70,628
Posted By knowbenz

ESL Steering lock motor replacement *lots of pics*

OK so I'm just going to post a little DIY for replacing the ESL motor. The motor can be found on various websites for $20-30 sometimes less, much less than an entire new unit. This starts with the...
09-06-2016, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 861
Posted By Plutoe

You don't have to:eek: Be watchful of...

You don't have to:eek:

Be watchful of spammers!!
08-21-2016, 09:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 924
Posted By Blaine_S

FIXED! With help from my friend Malcolm at...

FIXED!

With help from my friend Malcolm at Series Motorsport, who is the master at building wiring harnesses, found the problem in 5 minutes.

We decided to start by chasing 12v power from the...
07-14-2016, 12:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,396
Posted By Ducati999

Low Aux Volume Solved!

Like so many of you, my older (2008) E Class doesn't have an Ipod connector or Bluetooth capability, so we're left plugging an Ipod or similar device into the Aux jack in the glovebox to get some...
06-25-2016, 09:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 14,661
Posted By turbo97se

Wanted to post up a new finding. Not all of these...

Wanted to post up a new finding. Not all of these bouncing door lock issues are due to spring being broken. On mine, the issue was the rubber dust boot on the rod to the door pin was pushed all the...
Forum: W211 AMG
06-21-2016, 10:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,310
Posted By cwmateiuc

Update: AirMatic computer was faulty and...

Update:

AirMatic computer was faulty and clogging the CAN network. Replaced with a working one and the car starts and runs great.
Forum: W211 AMG
05-08-2016, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,292
Posted By gjunon

Smile Steering linkage bushings DIY

Job took less than an hour. Very straightforward. Put the car in park on level ground and secure the emergency brake before jacking up the front end.





...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-05-2016, 10:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,111
Posted By K-Mac

Yes can purchase the rear lower arm...

Yes can purchase the rear lower arm inner/replacement bushes by themselves for Camber.

Precise adjustment and design allows to be carried out on vehicle – accurately (underload) direct on...
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