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02-14-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,274
Posted By cmitch

There's nothing worse than a cheap Mercedes....

There's nothing worse than a cheap Mercedes. You'll pay eventually.
02-14-2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 48,814
Posted By cmitch

A Start Error is most likely the DAS is fried....

A Start Error is most likely the DAS is fried. I've not known of a case where a bad key gave the start error but I could be wrong. The fact you got a start error on BOTH keys at first, then a start...
02-14-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 46,693
Posted By cmitch

Take the new key to your dealer, or another...

Take the new key to your dealer, or another dealer for that matter. All you say is "My new key just came in that I ordered and now I need you to program it." DON'T tell them you didn't buy it there...
04-15-2010, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 10,261
Posted By cmitch

The AAM in his 99 is the first generation AAM and...

The AAM in his 99 is the first generation AAM and has the DAS (Drive Authorization system) integrated with it so it is very expensive to replace. The AAMII, which is in your car and has the DAS...
03-18-2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,966
Posted By cmitch

I'm glad to see you popped your cherry with a...

I'm glad to see you popped your cherry with a 2001 ML. Enjoy the ride.:y
03-18-2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 31,893
Posted By cmitch

I'm glad you appreciate the little injections of...

I'm glad you appreciate the little injections of humor. I am laughing, myself, because it does no good to cry.

Yours is a 2009, so your ML should be far from trouble prone, since they've had 4...
03-17-2010, 10:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,802
Posted By cmitch

You need to post this in the W164 forum.

You need to post this in the W164 forum.
03-17-2010, 10:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,675
Posted By cmitch

Common problem. I wouldn't worry about it if you...

Common problem. I wouldn't worry about it if you have a way to play a CD. But, you can do what I did and find a changer on ebay for about 195.00.
03-17-2010, 10:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,822
Posted By cmitch

There are several issues that would cause your...

There are several issues that would cause your tranny not to shift such as the 13 pin connector and a bad conductor plate. Pull codes even if you don't have a check engine light. You don't mention...
03-17-2010, 10:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 82,855
Posted By cmitch

Use transmission fluid that is spec'd 236.12 or...

Use transmission fluid that is spec'd 236.12 or 236.14. There is some older fluid out there that dealers will try to put off on you that is 236.10. DO NOT USE IT!

Don't do a flush. Drop the pan,...
03-17-2010, 05:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 49,994
Posted By cmitch

My grinding noise turned out to be the front...

My grinding noise turned out to be the front differential and it is being repaired now.
03-17-2010, 05:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 31,893
Posted By cmitch

Amen to that. My mistake was expecting the bugs...

Amen to that. My mistake was expecting the bugs to be taken care of by the previous owner and the CPO process. I guess the conventional wisdom remains to steer clear of first model year vehicles. I...
03-17-2010, 05:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 31,893
Posted By cmitch

After reading the back and forth banter between...

After reading the back and forth banter between those who've owned flawless 2006 ML's and those who've had nothing but trouble, I thought I'd weigh in.

If you got a good 2006 W164, well then,...
Forum: South
02-27-2009, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,102
Posted By cmitch

Traylor Trash Benz owners

If you live in a 'Traylor' and own a benz, post it here.
02-27-2009, 05:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,083
Posted By cmitch

I begged for this too

And was ignored.
https://mbworld.org/forums/suggestions-feedback-12/?pp=50&daysprune=75
Forum: Middle East
02-27-2009, 04:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,662
Posted By cmitch

I was stoned, several times. But I was never in...

I was stoned, several times. But I was never in the Middle East.
02-27-2009, 11:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,418
Posted By cmitch

Press the tabs in with the tool and while holding...

Press the tabs in with the tool and while holding them in, push the hose forward and then pull back.
Forum: Sports
02-26-2009, 06:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,369
Posted By cmitch

Who waterboards?:v:

Who waterboards?:v:
02-23-2009, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 810
Posted By cmitch

The blower motor should not be that noisy. It may...

The blower motor should not be that noisy. It may need just a simple cleaning. Sometimes debris builds up on the fan and causes this noise. As for the seats, I don't know what to tell you. I know the...
02-22-2009, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,653
Posted By cmitch

Try the reset STi-JL suggested. But, be aware...

Try the reset STi-JL suggested. But, be aware that P0700 is a 'transmission control system' malfunction, otherwise known as the conductor plate on the ML's. The conductor plate (why it's called that,...
02-21-2009, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,623
Posted By cmitch

This link will get you there quick, but remember....

This link will get you there quick, but remember. The dealer still has to install it....
02-20-2009, 05:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,623
Posted By cmitch

MB of Fort Lauderdale will sell an ECM for $1825....

MB of Fort Lauderdale will sell an ECM for $1825. So, they're saying that it's $775.00 labor to install it? Geez!
02-20-2009, 05:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 962
Posted By cmitch

Then there seems to be a conflict in what I was...

Then there seems to be a conflict in what I was told by a former service man, who used to work with a MB advisor, and what you are maintaining. Am I correct that you are a SA? If so, then you should...
02-20-2009, 09:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 962
Posted By cmitch

The problem with warranty work is that MB only...

The problem with warranty work is that MB only pays 60 to 70% of the actual charge. So, the dealerships put their least experienced on your car. Training of sorts.
02-19-2009, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 986
Posted By cmitch

There is just the Nav unit for sale on ebay right...

There is just the Nav unit for sale on ebay right now.
...
02-19-2009, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 839
Posted By cmitch

I seen one for sell on ebay and I just looked for...

I seen one for sell on ebay and I just looked for it and couldn't find it. It must be sold. However, you may be better off replacing the whole radio. There are several of those on there.
02-19-2009, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 962
Posted By cmitch

I have a 99 ML430 with 192,000 miles on it. I've...

I have a 99 ML430 with 192,000 miles on it. I've replaced no EVAP line. Tell them to explain to you, in simple terms, WHY this is considered a 'wear' item. What is there to 'wear'? It's not a moving...
02-18-2009, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,149
Posted By cmitch

The brake light switch is located above the pedal...

The brake light switch is located above the pedal under dash. An ABS sensor is a totally different animal.
02-18-2009, 10:08 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 18,794
Posted By cmitch

I have a set of chrome door handle covers and I...

I have a set of chrome door handle covers and I wouldn't put them on any ML. They SUCK. I just left them in the box. I don't like the feel of the edge behind them when opening the door.
02-18-2009, 10:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,309
Posted By cmitch

But, transfer cases have been known to come...

But, transfer cases have been known to come apart, so it's a possibility your transfer case got toasted. All is guesswork if we're not seeing the truck.
02-17-2009, 12:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,309
Posted By cmitch

Fluid analysis would go a long way, too. But, it...

Fluid analysis would go a long way, too. But, it sounds like it's toast.
Forum: W219
02-12-2009, 11:22 AM
Replies: 718
Views: 376,647
Posted By cmitch

Whoops! It looks really bad, now. ...

Whoops! It looks really bad, now.

http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php?t=262812
02-10-2009, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,179
Posted By cmitch

It is a common problem on these things, for that...

It is a common problem on these things, for that switch assembly to fart out. Not a problem to fix. On the 1999, you have to remove the wood console strip from the front, toward the dash. I remove...
02-10-2009, 05:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 959
Posted By cmitch

I have the Bosch Platinum Plus 4 in my 2002...

I have the Bosch Platinum Plus 4 in my 2002 ML320. No problems, whatsoever. I know that you shouldn't use anything but the conventional plugs in the older engines, but I think you'll be fine on these.
02-10-2009, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,179
Posted By cmitch

I have 3 switches not working properly on my...

I have 3 switches not working properly on my console. BOTH front power windows and the lock switch works when it feels like it.
And, BTW, it's $122 at Mercedes Benz of Fort Lauderdale.
02-08-2009, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,358
Posted By cmitch

If you're talking about the receding auto-dim...

If you're talking about the receding auto-dim fluid that is in the glass, mine is doing that, too. The whole mirror assembly would have to come from the dealer. I have a feeling that the heat from...
02-04-2009, 12:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,585
Posted By cmitch

Sorry to see you got banged up like that. You...

Sorry to see you got banged up like that. You could have replaced 7 of them, yourself, for that. But the ML500 isn't a breeze to replace. It took me over an hour on the ML430 because the engine is so...
02-01-2009, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,165
Posted By cmitch

There are 2 very competent pads for the ML:...

There are 2 very competent pads for the ML: Raybestos Quiet Stop Platinum plus and Wagner Thermo-quiet. But, Raybestos changes names so much, I'm not sure that's what they call them, anymore....
02-01-2009, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,131
Posted By cmitch

I've found the V-8 ML's are very competent at...

I've found the V-8 ML's are very competent at towing large loads. I pulled 90 40lb bags of top soil and 20 landscape timbers on my 5 x 10 tilt back trailer with the ML430. I honestly could not feel...
02-01-2009, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,177
Posted By cmitch

ALWAYS check your fuses. Look in the engine...

ALWAYS check your fuses. Look in the engine compartment, driver side (that is, if it's a U.S. model) and remove cover. You can get a tester or remove the appropriate fuse for testing. Refer to the...
02-01-2009, 09:29 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 45,169
Posted By cmitch

I just can't get excited about the R-Class, no...

I just can't get excited about the R-Class, no matter what. I agree they're nice inside. Perhaps, after state budget cuts are in place and I start transporting corpses for autopsy to Huntsville, AL,...
01-30-2009, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 889
Posted By cmitch

Michelin Cross Terrains are the best handling and...

Michelin Cross Terrains are the best handling and driving tire you can put on these things. I have them on the 99 ML430. Don't expect more than 35,000 out of them, though. My 2002 ML320 has Pirelli...
01-29-2009, 09:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,135
Posted By cmitch

Gear shift selector switch?

Gear shift selector switch?
01-27-2009, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,000
Posted By cmitch

Batteries are easy to test. Have it checked by a...

Batteries are easy to test. Have it checked by a competent shop that has a load tester. But I doubt that was the problem in your case or the one mentioned. There are numerous things that can cause...
01-24-2009, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,783
Posted By cmitch

I've been fairly satisfied with the ML430, so...

I've been fairly satisfied with the ML430, so far. I bought it used in Feb.,2004, one owner with 99,000 on it. It now has 193,000 on it. I change the oil every 5k and the Transmission fluid every 60k...
01-16-2009, 10:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 786
Posted By cmitch

It could be worse. The upgrade could have dumped...

It could be worse. The upgrade could have dumped the CSS and HTML customizations like phpBB does.
01-16-2009, 10:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,846
Posted By cmitch

The only 'sensors' I know that is associated with...

The only 'sensors' I know that is associated with the ABS system is the wheel speed sensor and they range from $74.00 to 89.00 each and the yaw rate sensor which is $425. You'd have to know which...
01-16-2009, 10:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 960
Posted By cmitch

I've found this site has some pretty fair deals...

I've found this site has some pretty fair deals on OEM parts:
"http://www.trademotion.com/partlocator/index.cfm?siteid=214089"
01-16-2009, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 786
Posted By cmitch

We need to see 'What you drive' in user post profiles

Many times, new users ask questions regarding their vehicle problems but there is no list of the Mercedes they drive in their post profile on the left of the post. I filled mine out but it isn't...
01-14-2009, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,728
Posted By cmitch

Yes.

Yes.
01-14-2009, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,677
Posted By cmitch

Sure it's not power steering fluid? Check the...

Sure it's not power steering fluid? Check the level. You'll have to remove the engine cover to get to the lid. These ML's are notorious for the power steering hose and clamp failing causing fluid to...
01-14-2009, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,846
Posted By cmitch

Since these rarely go bad, you may have good luck...

Since these rarely go bad, you may have good luck with a used one. Try Potomac German Auto.
01-13-2009, 06:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,316
Posted By cmitch

You can get Brembo rotors at many on line stores....

You can get Brembo rotors at many on line stores. Try autopartswarehouse.com
01-13-2009, 10:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,316
Posted By cmitch

If it cranks but won't start, that sounds like a...

If it cranks but won't start, that sounds like a Crank Position Sensor. Your battery was probably low due to your attempts to start it. And 250.00 for a battery??? Geez. Brakes on an ML are a BREEZE....
01-12-2009, 11:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,000
Posted By cmitch

Maybe. But, when the battery cable is...

Maybe. But, when the battery cable is disconnected, it resets the transmission computer and it's shift points, in which you have to 'relearn' it to your driving habits. If the problem occurs again,...
12-22-2008, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,135
Posted By cmitch

Don't you mean fluid leaking onto the plug...

Don't you mean fluid leaking onto the plug connector on the driver side of the transmission pan? That has known to cause problems. Unplugging it and spraying it out with contactor cleaner usually...
12-22-2008, 05:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 10,929
Posted By cmitch

First off, a transmission that's 'silky smooth'...

First off, a transmission that's 'silky smooth' is most likely a tranny on it's way out. It's really a misconception that one shouldn't feel the gears change. That said, your problem sounds like a...
08-25-2008, 06:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,490
Posted By cmitch

You do not tell where you're from. Location makes...

You do not tell where you're from. Location makes a difference as to value.
In our area (N Alabama), my 2002 ML320 with 86000 miles, loaded to the hilt except nav, is worth (private party) 10,750 in...
08-25-2008, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,713
Posted By cmitch

You'll definitely get hurt when trying to trade...

You'll definitely get hurt when trying to trade your ML. I was going to get a Lexus ES330 for the lady this weekend. That was, until I seen the trade in for her 2002 ML. Even if I try to sell it,...
05-27-2008, 03:54 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 110,006
Posted By cmitch

1999 ML430 184,000 2002 ML320 86,000

1999 ML430 184,000
2002 ML320 86,000
Forum: W211 AMG
05-27-2008, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2,548
Views: 1,874,984
Posted By cmitch

He's been lingering around benzworld for 2 years....

He's been lingering around benzworld for 2 years. Apparently, they were oblivious to him and his scams. We'll do some nosing around on P3 and see if some IP matches materialize.
Forum: W211 AMG
05-27-2008, 12:52 PM
Replies: 2,548
Views: 1,874,984
Posted By cmitch

I'm an administrator of one forum and a mod on...

I'm an administrator of one forum and a mod on another. I intend to sticky this info in the General Discussions at P3 to warn people of this issue. Thanks for all of your due diligence. If I need a...
01-19-2008, 12:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 41,056
Posted By cmitch

$180? Whew! Both ML's had reservoirs that...

$180? Whew! Both ML's had reservoirs that are/were leaking. I still need to do the 99ML430 but I replaced the 2002ML320 about 2 months ago. The reservoir was cracked on it but I believe it's just the...
01-19-2008, 12:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,205
Posted By cmitch

CPS usually don't throw codes when they fritz out.

CPS usually don't throw codes when they fritz out.
09-28-2007, 10:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,951
Posted By cmitch

P0170 and P0173 is the Mass Air Flow sensor....

P0170 and P0173 is the Mass Air Flow sensor. Clean it with a good throttle body cleaner or cleaner specifically designed for it to see if it's just dirty. If cleaning it does not rectify the two...
09-28-2007, 10:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,526
Posted By cmitch

The ML has only 8 keys available to be programmed...

The ML has only 8 keys available to be programmed in the AAM. Do you have AAM or AAMII? The AAM is for the 2000 and before and the AAMII is on the 2001 and up ML's. AAMII is separated from the main...
09-28-2007, 09:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 798
Posted By cmitch

I think you're going to enjoy it. The quality is...

I think you're going to enjoy it. The quality is much improved from 02 and up.
04-07-2007, 03:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,684
Posted By cmitch

There's too many posssibilties what this could...

There's too many posssibilties what this could be. One thing you can try, though that's worked for several: Disconnect your battery cable and let it set for 2-3 minutes. This will reset your computer...
11-06-2006, 10:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,157
Posted By cmitch

What's wrong with your plugs and why do they cost...

What's wrong with your plugs and why do they cost $683.00 to have them done?? Do the wires come with that? Mine have 164,000 miles on them and they are fine. If you're not burning cheap gas it it,...
09-11-2006, 12:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 963
Posted By cmitch

My local dealer only loans to you if you bought...

My local dealer only loans to you if you bought the car there. Even then, it is doubtful you'll get one unless you make an appointment two weeks in advance.
09-08-2006, 11:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,012
Posted By cmitch

Stiggs: As Andrew pointed out, silicone spray...

Stiggs:
As Andrew pointed out, silicone spray does work and quite well if it's the torsion bars. I may be one of the members he's referring to since I've posted this fix elsewhere. Do not use cheap...
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