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02-01-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,228
Posted By ML 500 mz

It's at the shop, maybe work on it today. He's a...

It's at the shop, maybe work on it today. He's a friend & usually doesn't work weekends, but as a favor, see if we can get it running. We'll suck out some oil. As of this writting, won't start....
01-31-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,228
Posted By ML 500 mz

First thing I did when I got the car back from...

First thing I did when I got the car back from repair. It (oil) was maybe a hair over what it should be, but nothing that I thought needed attention. Drove car for a week with no issues.
So slightly...
01-29-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,228
Posted By ML 500 mz

OIL HIGH warning flashing

OIL HIGH warning started flashing in odometer. Car stalled and unable to start. Cars been running fine since harmonic balancer replaced last week, then this happened. Anybody deal with oil high...
01-28-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,438
Posted By ML 500 mz

I'm taking it back to the shop that did the work....

I'm taking it back to the shop that did the work. Let them line up holes. More of a hassle than I want to deal with right now.
01-27-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,438
Posted By ML 500 mz

Ok.... thanks

Ok.... thanks
01-27-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,438
Posted By ML 500 mz

I checked the support holes. The drivers side is...

I checked the support holes. The drivers side is lined up ok, almost perfect. The passanger side is off a bit. The instructions say "Loosen everything", I loosened the four 13mm bolts, that's all I...
01-25-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,438
Posted By ML 500 mz

Thank you and good luck with the snow headed your...

Thank you and good luck with the snow headed your way. Sounds like this may be one for the record books.
01-25-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,438
Posted By ML 500 mz

Well... the fan, upper hose, the cooler or dryer...

Well... the fan, upper hose, the cooler or dryer (i guess) in front of the radiator, the medal support bean on top of radiator that has opening in it's center for hood latch. Maybe some other things...
01-24-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,438
Posted By ML 500 mz

Hood latch adjustment

I recently had some work done on my ML ('03 500) which involved disconnecting the under hood cable (hood release) connection. Now, when I pull the under dash hood release it has to be pulled as far...
11-23-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,625
Posted By ML 500 mz

I'll give it a try & let you know if issue...

I'll give it a try & let you know if issue resolved.

Thanks for your help,
11-23-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,625
Posted By ML 500 mz

Hesitation accelerating from stop

Replaced plugs/wires (both w/OE Bosh) to correct hesitation, only noticed accelereating from full stop. New plugs/wires have greatly improved the situation, but a slight hesitation still exists....
03-15-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,078
Posted By ML 500 mz

Oil leak .... '03 ML 500

Noticed a few oil spots on garage floor, right / front area of car. Popped the hood & saw a thin coating of oil on alternator, water pump... pertty much the top front of engine. Also, oil down about...
11-13-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 790
Posted By ML 500 mz

spark plug removal

Yeah... I guess that would work, but that's the last resort for one spark plug. I'm wondering how others have done it with a ML 500 (V-8) w/o removing a wheel. Thanks,
11-13-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 790
Posted By ML 500 mz

'03 ML 500 spark plug change... just wondering

I know a lot of you have changed plugs on your ML. I've just changed mine,... all but one. How were you able to get the last plug wire off (closest to fire wall #8 cyl., drivers side)? I have the...
11-03-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By ML 500 mz

peeling pillar

Thanks for the information. I tried adhesive tape yesterday, 2" packing tape..... sticky stuff. Put in on/off a few times & think I noticed a slight improvement. I'll keep at it, see what happens. ...
11-01-2013, 05:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By ML 500 mz

Hello, hope all is well.... so sand and clear...

Hello, hope all is well.... so sand and clear coat (paint too?). How would clear adhesive tape solve the problem? Thanks for the information.
10-31-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By ML 500 mz

Plastic piece next to tailgate window

There's a section of plastic (on both sides) between the tailgate window and the rear cargo window (guess that's what it's called), that's starting to show signs of age. Paint peeling from edges....
10-23-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,187
Posted By ML 500 mz

tailgate actuator for ML

I have a uesd tailgate actuator for ML, (mine is '03 ML 500) it's in good condition and works fine. Part # A 163 740 07 93.... if anyone can use, let me know. This particular part it determined by...
10-09-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,577
Posted By ML 500 mz

Installed tailgate lock assembly and problem...

Installed tailgate lock assembly and problem solved. A clue that it was a lock assembly issue all along.... the rear cargo lamp, set in the auto position, would not shut off when tailgate was closed....
10-06-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,577
Posted By ML 500 mz

Thanks.... but I'm way past that point now. Just...

Thanks.... but I'm way past that point now. Just waiting for part to arrive. Confident a new lock assembly will solve the problem.
10-03-2013, 05:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,022
Posted By ML 500 mz

Tailgate

I'll order lock assembly today, and keep you posted.
Your knowlege & advice is appreciated.... Thank you
10-02-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,022
Posted By ML 500 mz

Tailgate

Well... "shorted out" the lock assembly & the lamp went out. So, looks like that is the problem. I guess the lock assembly being bad would cause the actuator not to operate?
The story of my life......
10-02-2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,022
Posted By ML 500 mz

tailgate

Thanks for your help. Seems like the lock assembly may have been the problem all along. I'll check it as you suggest asap (probably this weekend). I'll let you know the results.

Thanks again...
10-01-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,022
Posted By ML 500 mz

tailgate relay K15

I went to two auto parts stores last evening for K15 relay, neither had the correct item. Going to MB dealer today for relay.

Note: During this episode with tailgate, I've had the cargo...
09-30-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,022
Posted By ML 500 mz

Thanks.....

Thanks.....
09-30-2013, 05:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,022
Posted By ML 500 mz

Tailgate

The tailgate will open manually using outside handle & it will close shut. It will not lock using remote or centeral lock switch. Other doors will lock / unlock using either centeral lock or remote....
09-29-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 427
Posted By ML 500 mz

tailgate actuator for '03 ML 500

Replaced actuator/handle assembly.... tailgate won't lock. Does anyone know if the new part has to be synchronized w/remote control & central locking system?
09-29-2013, 06:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,022
Posted By ML 500 mz

tailgate actuator

Thanks for the info, already checked relay K15. Swapped with another that I know works, didn't help. There's a central locking relay too. Didn't check that one, that might have something to do with...
09-28-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,022
Posted By ML 500 mz

Tailgate actuator

Well... purchased actuator/handle assembly from Mercedes. According to vin#, part #A 163 740 07 93 is correct assembly for my '03 ML 500. Installed this morning..... doesn't work. Anybody have any...
09-21-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,577
Posted By ML 500 mz

actuator

Thank you...
09-21-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,577
Posted By ML 500 mz

tailgate

Thank you for response. You state vin# required for actuator to assure correct part. So, for example..... I go to Rock auto, enter search for tailgate actuator... '03 ML500... one part comes up for...
09-20-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,022
Posted By ML 500 mz

ML 500 lift gate

Was having a problem with liftgate not colsing, i.e., Hatch door lock (bottom of rear tailgate) was stuck in locked position and tailgate won't close (lock). I was able to get the lock to the open...
09-20-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,577
Posted By ML 500 mz

tailgate

Think what I need to replace is..... Hatch door lock actuator bottom of rear tailgate lift gate locking solenoid selenoid latch.
09-20-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,577
Posted By ML 500 mz

tailgate lock actuator

Humm...everything I look at on line shows a picture of #5 (in the diagram) when I research "Tailgate Lock Actuator". OE # 1637400235.
09-19-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,577
Posted By ML 500 mz

tail gate

Mike... yes, tailgate open, accuator locked. I was able to get accuator in open position. However, I know if I close the gate I won't get it open. No activity at that lock when door locks open /...
09-19-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,577
Posted By ML 500 mz

'03 ML500 tailgate won't shut

My tailgate won't close. Lock is stuck in locked positon. Maybe someone out there has experienced this problem and repaired. Thanks
08-28-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,992
Posted By ML 500 mz

Bosch plugs

Bosch plugs for my '03 ML 500 ..... 7422 Bosch, same as FR8DPP33 (OE Bosch plug). I think your ML may use same plug as ML 500 except 12 instead of 16.
07-30-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 906
Posted By ML 500 mz

Navigation voice.... '03 Ml 500

How can I increase volume of navi voice? Turning power/volume knob increases radio volume to excessive levels with little help to navi voice.. thanks
06-26-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 578
Posted By ML 500 mz

plugs

Thanks....
06-25-2013, 05:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 578
Posted By ML 500 mz

spark plugs

getting ready to replace spark plugs... '03 ML 500... why remove the coils as reported in threads re this job?
01-28-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,996
Posted By ML 500 mz

My '03 has only one battery. I'm sure, a...

My '03 has only one battery. I'm sure, a different set up than your '10 ML63.

Thanks for the info,

Mark
01-27-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,996
Posted By ML 500 mz

Question Battery replacement in '03 ML 500

I've read some posts revealing assorted problems after battery replacement on subject ML, example.... car won't start, windows don't work, doors/locks don't work, radio won't work, etc. Is there a...
12-11-2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,056
Posted By ML 500 mz

wipers

Thank you....
12-11-2012, 05:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,056
Posted By ML 500 mz

intermittent wipers

Thanks for the information.

Yesterday, in light rain, in auto setting, they worked fine. Today, in similar conditions may be a steady sweep in auto setting.
Think I'll try relay replacement...
12-10-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,056
Posted By ML 500 mz

wipers W163

So it's the wiper motor causing this condition..... thanks
12-09-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,056
Posted By ML 500 mz

Intermittant wiper cycle

Intermittant cycle (wipers) not working, just a steady back & forth sweep. Wonder what the problem could be?
Also, at times w/wipers in auto... wipers will not start. Have to put in off position,...
03-17-2012, 05:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 53,400
Posted By ML 500 mz

FYI...had brake booster replaced ('03 ML 500) in...

FYI...had brake booster replaced ('03 ML 500) in Feb by MB. Car was in for trans fluid change when hissing was discovered. Seems everyone in my family heard the hissing too, but me. Are you sitting...
02-15-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,598
Posted By ML 500 mz

I live in South East PA. I've driven them...

I live in South East PA. I've driven them (Bridgestones) in a lot of snow. Never had a problem. Ice.... not to much, so I really can't say if they'll be good on ice. When the roads are iced up, I try...
02-14-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,598
Posted By ML 500 mz

Replaced front & rear brakes/rotors in December....

Replaced front & rear brakes/rotors in December. Stick with semi - met as opposed to ceramic. ML comes OE w/semi metallic. I have Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza on mine. It's a good tire. Good luck
12-13-2011, 03:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,151
Posted By ML 500 mz

Thanks..... I'll check the rear. I'm sure (I...

Thanks..... I'll check the rear. I'm sure (I think) the rears are ok. But I'll take a look. I replaced the front sensors when brakes were installed and again after this problem developed.
12-13-2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,151
Posted By ML 500 mz

'03 ML 500..... brake light coming on

I'm dealing with the same problem.
Brake wear light came on. Sure enough, needed front brakes. Replaced pads and sensors. Since then brake light (yellow wear light) comes on when car started and at...
12-12-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 769
Posted By ML 500 mz

Brake wear sensor question

Does it make any difference if sensors are installed on inner or outer pads? What would cause brake wear light to come on other then worn pads?

Thans,
11-22-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,628
Posted By ML 500 mz

Thanks for the reply. The rear brakes are ok. I...

Thanks for the reply. The rear brakes are ok. I need to get sensors from MB, see what happens. I'm getting used to light coming on, doesn't bother me anymore. I know the brakes and brake systems are...
11-18-2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,628
Posted By ML 500 mz

Question Brake wear sensor question

Recently replaced front pads/wear sensors on '03 ML 500. Since then brake wear indicator light (yellow) comes on intermittently. Unsally on acceleration and when I come to a complete stop, not during...
Replies: 2
Views: 2,632
Posted By ML 500 mz

I see you posted question in September. I have a...

I see you posted question in September. I have a ML500 and usually stick to that area (W163). Anyway, the black medal plate in box with the pads is a shim or insolator, used to keep the brakes quite....
11-04-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,112
Posted By ML 500 mz

Thanks for the reply. The light coming on is the...

Thanks for the reply. The light coming on is the yellow brake indicator lamp that comes on when brakes are worn. I know the rear brakes are okay. And, the front pads and sensors are brand new.
11-03-2011, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,112
Posted By ML 500 mz

Brake light comes on after brakes installed

Installed front pads and brake sensors a few days ago. (My warning light was coming on when brakes applied). All is fine except, for example, sitting at stop light with brake pedal applied, warning...
09-07-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,049
Posted By ML 500 mz

Outter front seat panel (left), '03 ML500

Need outter seat panel for ML. Dark gray color. Any ideas where I can got one?

Thanks
Forum: W211 AMG
07-12-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,911
Posted By ML 500 mz

Sometime things just don't make sense

Please accept my best wishes for a quick recovery.
07-12-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,433
Posted By ML 500 mz

Cool This ever happen to anybody???

Very hot day, 90 plus degrees. Start my car, set off on my trip. A/C is blowing like always, except... wait a minute, why am I not getting cooled? It's blowing warm air! Great... open the windows,...
07-10-2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,202
Posted By ML 500 mz

Not under warranty. However I did have a MB...

Not under warranty. However I did have a MB dealer look at it & quoted around $850 to replace trip computer. The part from dealer is over $700. I've been looking around ebay and have found a few, but...
07-07-2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,202
Posted By ML 500 mz

I don't know about the clock. I had problems with...

I don't know about the clock. I had problems with the trip computer. It wolud get stuck in one mode... ie, mpg, compess or whatever. I replaced two fuses, # 13 & 22. Works ok now but does not...
Replies: 2
Views: 820
Posted By ML 500 mz

Thanks. I purchased new brake wear sensors when I...

Thanks. I purchased new brake wear sensors when I bought the pads. I'll get around to doing tje job when it cools down a bit.
Replies: 2
Views: 820
Posted By ML 500 mz

ML500 '03.. Brakes & Rotors

I'm about to replace front brakes & rotors on my ML500 ('03), which I've done many times but not on this car. Any tips on things to watch out for on this job? I've heard the rorors are a bear to...
06-05-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,923
Posted By ML 500 mz

Question Ml 500 oil drain plug

How do you get to the oil drain plug on an '03 ML 500? This is nuts, I can't find the drain plug.
03-05-2011, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,471
Posted By ML 500 mz

Alingment

Took mine to Firestone for alingment. They didn't have the software to do the job. MB won't release it, I was told. Asked a friend who owns a Sunoco service station. He can do the alignment, however...
03-05-2011, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,756
Posted By ML 500 mz

Thanks for the information. I found several on...

Thanks for the information. I found several on ebay, but not for '03. I think '03 has a compass, the parts I found on ebay (for earlier ML'S) don't.
I think the clips are part of the overhead...
02-23-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,756
Posted By ML 500 mz

Trip computer

Thanks for the info. I checked with Alldata. The console is held in place by two clips, about in the center, on both sides. Just pop out the console, unplug the connection to computer, remove four...
02-20-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,338
Posted By ML 500 mz

Vent actuator

If you're getting heat, but only at one location. Could be vent actuator needs to be reset. Try this..... * press and hold defrost & recirulation buttons at the same time for about 5 seconds, then...
02-20-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,918
Posted By ML 500 mz

tailgate / hatch struts

If you can breathe, you can change the support struts.

You'll need a small screw driver to pry off the spring clips on the old struts. One at each end, top and bottom. Once off, just snap the...
02-17-2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 14,985
Posted By ML 500 mz

Question No mention of Auto Zone

My mistake. Where did you get the balls joints price? Because that's going to be my new Auto Parts store. Thanks...
02-17-2011, 06:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 14,985
Posted By ML 500 mz

Amen to that...not cheap if you pay to have work done

I try to do as much as I can on the ML. When time for plugs, pads, etc., no problem for DIY. You said cost for lower ball joints at Auto Zone @ $17.00 each. I checked with a friend that owns an Auto...
02-13-2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 15,341
Posted By ML 500 mz

Question Similar problem ( I think)....M class w163.... good info

I have a issue along the same line. Example.... when I come to a stop sign, let up on the gas, seems like someone is holding on the bumber, drag.
02-11-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,756
Posted By ML 500 mz

Thanks for the info. I've never had a problem...

Thanks for the info. I've never had a problem with a trip computer on any other car I've owned except my ML. Seems to be an issue with a few ML'S, from what I've read.
02-10-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,756
Posted By ML 500 mz

Question Replace Trip Computer

Anybody ever replace the trip computer? How do you get to it without breaking anything? Mine does not light up & stays in one mode i.e., SW and does not change. If I pull fuse #13 & 22, then replace....
02-04-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 14,985
Posted By ML 500 mz

Ball joint repair

I dropped my ML500 ( 03 with 83K) at MB dealer for PA state inspection. I then went to a friends service station having my daughters BMW tires rotated/balance and alignment when the MB dealer called...
02-04-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,229
Posted By ML 500 mz

I've rebuilt a lot of calipers, but not on my...

I've rebuilt a lot of calipers, but not on my 500. Never had a problem with any. It helps if you have an air compressor with seating the piston and seal. Before I'd do this, I'd price a rebuilt and a...
02-04-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,333
Posted By ML 500 mz

Are you getting any heat? If so, is it only...

Are you getting any heat? If so, is it only coming from center vents? If that's the case, colud be vent actuator needs to be reset. To do this you will need to *start the vehicle * press and hold...
01-29-2011, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,558
Posted By ML 500 mz

I was told this is a common problem w/ML's. Most...

I was told this is a common problem w/ML's. Most times something at under the seat and damages the cable release when lowered. That's what happened to me. Good idea the check under the seat before...
01-27-2011, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,558
Posted By ML 500 mz

Same thing happened to me with my 03 ML500. Left...

Same thing happened to me with my 03 ML500. Left rear seat stuck down. I checked Alldata, they said the seat has to be disassembled to repair. I don't think so.
I was unable to get the seat up....
01-25-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 21,016
Posted By ML 500 mz

Rear seat problem '03 ML 500

I broke the left rear seat release cable, something fell out of a shopping bag and ended up under the seat. A few days later I put the seat down and that was the end of the release cable. Anyway, I...
01-24-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 142,606
Posted By ML 500 mz

'03 ML 500 temp gauge

When sitting in traffic for a time, temp gauge, norally at 80 C, goes up about one click and stays there. When the car starts moving, gauge goes back to 80 C. Is that normal operation for this...
01-24-2011, 06:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,181
Posted By ML 500 mz

Ml500 '03

I bought mine in October '10. 78,000 miles and a beautiful machine. However since then, * Rear seat was stuck in down position. Need new release cable. * Replaced hoods struts. * Replaced 3rd brake...
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