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01-20-2009, 11:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,571
Posted By ratha67

Works great...I picked mine up for about $25 off...

Works great...I picked mine up for about $25 off of Ebay brand new from Hong Kong. Probably a cheap counterfeit one, but I haven't had any problems. I've used it on a number of cars and haven't had...
11-28-2008, 11:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,067
Posted By ratha67

I went to Caliber Motors (Mercedes Benz...

I went to Caliber Motors (Mercedes Benz dealership in Anaheim Hills, CA). I asked for a transmission flush. The bill came to $89. I don't remember the transmission shifting so smoothly. I'm...
11-24-2008, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 609
Posted By ratha67

Check the tension of your belts. Belts that are...

Check the tension of your belts. Belts that are too loose or too tight will cause a squeeling, that will sometimes go away or get better has the engine warms up.
11-24-2008, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 765
Posted By ratha67

I just replaced mine a few months ago with one...

I just replaced mine a few months ago with one from autozone. It was about $90 and fits fine. Comes with the overflow tube and is an OEM fit. If you want to spend some extra money, I hear the...
11-17-2008, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,254
Posted By ratha67

Happens to me a couple times a year. Try this: ...

Happens to me a couple times a year. Try this:

After verifying that it is not the fuse in the trunk (#'s 6-9), tap the middle seat motor underneath the seat with a hammer while hitting the switch....
11-17-2008, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,942
Posted By ratha67

I was thinking of selling mine as well. '99 430,...

I was thinking of selling mine as well. '99 430, Pretty much stock, 155k mi. I would expect to get between $7500 - $9k for it. I would expect yours to be in the range of 9k-11k for a private party...
10-29-2008, 06:08 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 21,953
Posted By ratha67

pm please :)

pm please :)
10-26-2008, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 750
Posted By ratha67

when you say safe mode, do you mean limp mode? ...

when you say safe mode, do you mean limp mode?

Are those the only lights on or is your check engine on as well?

Last year, my instrument panel lit up like a christmas tree, and my car went into...
09-30-2008, 09:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,289
Posted By ratha67

I was pretty sure mine was 6 sided so I just went...

I was pretty sure mine was 6 sided so I just went and took a look at my engine bay. You must have a different torx screw in your MAF because mine is 6 sided and has the same hexagonal pattern as the...
09-30-2008, 08:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,289
Posted By ratha67

I don't think mine was 5 sided, but I bought the...

I don't think mine was 5 sided, but I bought the correct security torx bit from Sears in a set of 7? bits. It cost about $15 but I don't have the Sears part number. I thought it was a 6 sided bit...
09-30-2008, 09:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,289
Posted By ratha67

I bought the right security torx bit from Sears. ...

I bought the right security torx bit from Sears. They didn't have just the single bit in the correct size for sale though. To get the right size bit, I had to buy the set with 6 or 7 bits.
09-29-2008, 07:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,289
Posted By ratha67

he claims it is OEM... You should email him and...

he claims it is OEM... You should email him and ask if it is a Bosch insert. He listed it as a Bosch insert, but who knows. Usually the ones that are not OEM say Bosch part # or Mercedes Part # for...
08-14-2008, 03:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 895
Posted By ratha67

I definitely sympathize with all of the issues...

I definitely sympathize with all of the issues you are having with your clk, but I doubt any of the problems are related.

I've had the same issues with a cd being jammed in the magazine, causing...
07-26-2008, 08:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,362
Posted By ratha67

yeh...sell yours and go out and buy a new one. ...

yeh...sell yours and go out and buy a new one.

That sucks... Way too much money to sink into our cars especially for what they have been selling for lately. :eek:

Maybe, you can go out and buy...
07-23-2008, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 753
Posted By ratha67

wrong forum..You might want search or ask in the...

wrong forum..You might want search or ask in the W209 forum.
07-21-2008, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,425
Posted By ratha67

I've never replaced mine. Haven't yet had to. ...

I've never replaced mine. Haven't yet had to. If you get the ones without the connectors, its probably as easy as cutting the connector off the sensor that you pulled off.

But after doing an...
07-21-2008, 01:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 974
Posted By ratha67

I'm not sure what you mean by opening it. If you...

I'm not sure what you mean by opening it. If you remove the MAF, you can just either spray the cleaner through the black plastic cylinder (just a few quick sprays at the wire). Or you can take a...
07-17-2008, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 655
Posted By ratha67

If there is no light, you're probably good. Last...

If there is no light, you're probably good. Last smog check I had...My check engine came on, on the way to the smog check station. My smog station ran the code and discovered it was my MAF sensor. ...
07-16-2008, 10:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,680
Posted By ratha67

+1 ...that's the MAF sensor (Mass Air Flow...

+1 ...that's the MAF sensor (Mass Air Flow sensor/meter). If you need 02 sensors, you are looking for these.
...
07-13-2008, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,464
Posted By ratha67

Call a different dealership... I've had...

Call a different dealership... I've had dealerships look up radio codes before, and they didn't charge me. Maybe you can find one open today. Good luck.
07-12-2008, 01:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 971
Posted By ratha67

Question Wheel bearing kit doesn't fit

I bought this wheel bearing kit from ebay....
07-11-2008, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,571
Posted By ratha67

I'm going with this one. ...

I'm going with this one.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ELM327-USB-AUTO-SCAN-Tool-SCAN-BUS-OBD2-OBD-II-V1-2a_W0QQitemZ260260643472QQihZ016QQcategoryZ30921QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Wish me...
07-11-2008, 01:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,571
Posted By ratha67

Anyone have an OBD-II reader that hooks up to a laptop

I need an OBD-II reader. I would like to be able to hook it up to number of different cars Mercedes, Lexus, Chevy etc.

I know I can pick up a cheap one for $30-$40, but I want to get a nice one...
07-10-2008, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 855
Posted By ratha67

Yeah after I typed it I realized I was on the...

Yeah after I typed it I realized I was on the Mercedes forum, my only car that I don't have to get under the car to get to the filter. Definitely makes sense for the Mercedes.

A topsider also...
07-09-2008, 11:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 855
Posted By ratha67

Yep. I guess you can get more oil out that way...

Yep. I guess you can get more oil out that way than by the usual drain plug method. I never went out and bought a vacuum pump system, so I've always done mine the old fashion way. A lot of people...
07-09-2008, 05:53 PM
07-09-2008, 05:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,078
Posted By ratha67

Yeh, that's what I was thinking...I was about to...

Yeh, that's what I was thinking...I was about to run out and get a new set if they were only a buck each.

Hey, when should we change our spark plugs anyways? Is it easy to DIY? How much are...
07-09-2008, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 726
Posted By ratha67

I had a similar issue with a lexus I had. ...

I had a similar issue with a lexus I had. Although not as drastic as your symptoms, my right rear tire would wear down slightly faster than my left rear. Tire shop did mention that it was because...
07-08-2008, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,727
Posted By ratha67

Question Clock seems to be running slow

Just wondering if anyone has experienced this as well, and if so, is there a quick fix?

A couple weeks ago, I noticed the clock in my car was about 5 minutes slower than my watch. So I adjusted...
07-07-2008, 01:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,936
Posted By ratha67

Yeh.. That is what I do...the 15.5 gallons was...

Yeh.. That is what I do...the 15.5 gallons was just an estimation of what it usually takes me to fill up. If I pump gas before its empty...like filling up by pumping 10 gallons...My trip meter would...
07-07-2008, 01:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,936
Posted By ratha67

I got a '99 430 too. No cool display. Here's my...

I got a '99 430 too. No cool display. Here's my usual technique.

It takes 15.5 gallons to fill up when my gas light is on for awhile (I know we have 16.4 gallon tanks, but I haven't tested that...
07-06-2008, 10:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,936
Posted By ratha67

I wonder what it is...that's a huge difference. ...

I wonder what it is...that's a huge difference. Maybe besides your driving conditions and driving habits, its your mods? I'm usually disappointed when I get closer to 360 miles to a tank, rather...
07-06-2008, 11:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,936
Posted By ratha67

Okay, just noticed you have a Lambo and a Hummer,...

Okay, just noticed you have a Lambo and a Hummer, when did you start being so concerned about MPG's.

:rolleyes:
07-06-2008, 11:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,936
Posted By ratha67

Since I also live in OC, we probably have similar...

Since I also live in OC, we probably have similar driving conditions (climate, traffic, speed, etc.). I would say 90% of my driving is freeway. I am really gentle on the pedal and very attentive to...
07-05-2008, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,778
Posted By ratha67

probably just the air conditioner like you...

probably just the air conditioner like you initially thought, however the our washer fluid reservoirs are also known to spring a leak, so check that level as well. But most likely just your A/C.
07-05-2008, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,834
Posted By ratha67

Maybe the CPS, but also have you tried adding...

Maybe the CPS, but also have you tried adding distilled water into your battery?

https://mbworld.org/forums/showthread.php?t=250488
07-02-2008, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,004
Posted By ratha67

autohausaz.com is a good site with competitive...

autohausaz.com is a good site with competitive prices. I've bought parts from them. That's a good place to buy the MAF.

You might want to try cleaning your MAF first though, instead of...
07-02-2008, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,004
Posted By ratha67

search MAF on this forum and you'll get all of...

search MAF on this forum and you'll get all of your questions answered
07-02-2008, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,004
Posted By ratha67

As probably everyone in this forum will tell you,...

As probably everyone in this forum will tell you, as they have experienced it themselves... Sounds like the MAF sensor (Mass Air Flow Sensor). These things go bad on our cars all the time. Go pick...
07-02-2008, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 947
Posted By ratha67

Take off the door panel and take a look. Might...

Take off the door panel and take a look. Might be a broken window regulator. I've had those symptoms on a different car where you can hear the motor running, but the window doesn't move, and it was...
06-30-2008, 12:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,322
Posted By ratha67

Anyone here add water to the battery regularly?

My car has been starting really sluggishly for awhile now. I figured it was a weak battery, probably due for a change. I checked the terminal connections, used a wire brush to clean off any...
06-27-2008, 03:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,024
Posted By ratha67

That VIN # crap that they pull pisses me off. My...

That VIN # crap that they pull pisses me off. My parts department always asks me my VIN even if I am just buying an air filter. You would think that they can do the search and figure it out with...
06-27-2008, 12:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,024
Posted By ratha67

I needed this part too, I just called the parts...

I needed this part too, I just called the parts department this morning and described the part for them. He called it a color matched headlight washer cover. I have the same question as the guy...
06-26-2008, 02:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,015
Posted By ratha67

Engine Startup really sluggish

I noticed this a few months ago, but this morning, when I turned the ignition, the starter seemed to start up really slow... so slow that initially I wasn't sure if it was going to turn over. Sounds...
06-18-2008, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 747
Posted By ratha67

Cool...thanks. Do you know if this job is pretty...

Cool...thanks. Do you know if this job is pretty much self explanatory after the rotor comes off?
06-18-2008, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 747
Posted By ratha67

Wheel Bearing Kit

So I'm thinking of getting this wheel bearing kit from autohausaz.
...
06-10-2008, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,138
Posted By ratha67

Here's a thread I posted with information on the...

Here's a thread I posted with information on the tranny flush, where to get it done, and people's opinions on it whether to have it flushed. IMO, Definitely get it flushed.
...
06-09-2008, 02:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 20,767
Posted By ratha67

Have the dealership change it to the Netherlands...

Have the dealership change it to the Netherlands setting, but you will lose your panic feature of the alarm system. Here's a thread on it.
...
06-09-2008, 12:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 730
Posted By ratha67

Will it fit a '99 430? where in SoCal are you?

Will it fit a '99 430? where in SoCal are you?
06-06-2008, 12:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,901
Posted By ratha67

I get mobil 1 from WalMart for $22 for 5 qts, so...

I get mobil 1 from WalMart for $22 for 5 qts, so about $40 for 1 oil change. So with filter, its about $50 per oil change.
06-05-2008, 02:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,471
Posted By ratha67

That wheel bearing kit looks like the way to...

That wheel bearing kit looks like the way to go... That looks like a great price. Last time I was at the stealership getting a transmission flush, they said that I should have my wheel bearing...
05-30-2008, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,171
Posted By ratha67

I've got no ideas for your starting issues,...

I've got no ideas for your starting issues, however mine has gone into limp mode for a couple of possible reasons in the past. 1) spilled drink into cupholder compartment. 2) 150k mi on what I had...
05-28-2008, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,137
Posted By ratha67

Just shifts much smoother... And it ended up...

Just shifts much smoother... And it ended up costing a lot less than what I had expected. Here is the thread a posted after getting the transmission fluid done.
...
05-28-2008, 12:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,722
Posted By ratha67

Sounds good...can't wait til mine goes out... j/k...

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...
05-28-2008, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,163
Posted By ratha67

where you located?

where you located?
05-28-2008, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,137
Posted By ratha67

By running the vin, my service advisor told me...

By running the vin, my service advisor told me that mine had not been done yet and needed to be checked out. I was told it takes 2 hours, so I told him that I'd do it the next time I came in. I got...
05-27-2008, 01:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 37,944
Posted By ratha67

2 weeks ago my driver seat got stuck again. For...

2 weeks ago my driver seat got stuck again. For the first time since I discovered the "tapping it with the hammer technique", it didn't work... However, pulling out and plugging back in fuses 6 thru...
05-22-2008, 10:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 726
Posted By ratha67

My seats haven't had those exact symptoms, but...

My seats haven't had those exact symptoms, but when they are acting up I pull out and plug back in fuses #6-#9 in the trunk... It usually gets mine working like it should. Give it a shot, maybe that...
05-21-2008, 04:11 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,893
Posted By ratha67

1999 Merc. CLK430 2002 Chevy Trailblazer...

1999 Merc. CLK430
2002 Chevy Trailblazer (wife's)
2002 Suzuki GSXR 1000 (wrecked then sold)
2002 Suzuki GSXR 1000 (sold)
1992 Lexus SC400 (sold)
2001 Honda CBR F4i (sold)
1998 Toyota Avalon...
05-20-2008, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,181
Posted By ratha67

How's my front bumper splitter keep getting ripped out

About a month ago I was backing out of a parking spot and heard a loud pop from my front bumper. Took a look at it and the bumper splitter is laying on the parking lot. So I grabbed it and brought...
05-20-2008, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 921
Posted By ratha67

That's what I thought too, but a few of the...

That's what I thought too, but a few of the functions of the seat are actually on separate fuses. When I do have a bad fuse causing the seat not to slide forward and back, most of the other functions...
05-19-2008, 11:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 921
Posted By ratha67

How did it go? You also want to check fuses 6...

How did it go? You also want to check fuses 6 thru 9 in the trunk.
05-19-2008, 06:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,026
Posted By ratha67

147k mi on a '99 430. I've gotten the "its a...

147k mi on a '99 430. I've gotten the "its a sealed no maintenance transmission" shpeel before. That's why I've postponed it for so long. As rough as its been shifting lately, the indy shop told...
05-19-2008, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,354
Posted By ratha67

It slides in and out of the dash about 1/2" to an...

It slides in and out of the dash about 1/2" to an inch.
05-19-2008, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,354
Posted By ratha67

I just checked it out and the screw on the square...

I just checked it out and the screw on the square hook is really tight. A regular screw driver would not work since it is so cramped in there since the screw is on the "ceiling" of the glove...
05-19-2008, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,865
Posted By ratha67

Unmatched tires

The service department made a note on my invoice that stated my tires were not matching. Is it a big deal to have different brands of tires on at once? I always changed my tires in pairs so the...
05-19-2008, 04:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,026
Posted By ratha67

Just had my transmission flushed

An Indy shop I usually use told me to buy the transmission fluid from the dealership and he will do the flush for me really cheap. He warned though that the fluid would cost between $150-$200. On...
05-19-2008, 03:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,354
Posted By ratha67

Loose Glove Compartment

Hey guys, lately my glove compartment has been a bit wobbly when opening and closing the door. With the door open, you can move it quite a bit. It seems like the whole compartment isn't affixed to...
05-17-2008, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 921
Posted By ratha67

That's a problem I have been dealing with for...

That's a problem I have been dealing with for awhile now. Here's my quick solution on this thread. Just read about half way down. Good luck

https://mbworld.org/forums/showthread.php?t=179514
04-25-2008, 10:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 37,944
Posted By ratha67

I guess its possible that your motor is so shot...

I guess its possible that your motor is so shot that this will not work for you. There are three motors under there. The forward/back motor is the one sitting towards the front left. Usually a...
04-22-2008, 10:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 629
Posted By ratha67

Could this be the caused by a bad tie rod...

Could this be the caused by a bad tie rod assembly?
04-22-2008, 01:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 629
Posted By ratha67

Help diagnosing this one please

I was driving on the freeway this weekend. I hit a large deep pothole doing about 55 on a curved offramp with the steering wheel turned.

Now I have a really loud noise coming out of my right...
04-10-2008, 10:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 18,958
Posted By ratha67

I had these symptoms with my clk430 and replaced...

I had these symptoms with my clk430 and replaced the blower regulator. Fan would blow high, low, or not blow at all... Kind of had a mind of its own regardless of what setting it was on. Have you...
03-18-2008, 02:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,580
Posted By ratha67

Just use a hammer

Here's a temporary fix that I have been using lately for the stuck seats...

If the seat is not sliding forward or back, after verifying that it is not the fuse in the trunk and if you are getting...
03-07-2008, 12:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 668
Posted By ratha67

Sounds like the stop lamp switch. Pretty common...

Sounds like the stop lamp switch. Pretty common problem with our cars. $15 for the part at the dealership. Easy DIY install in about 10 minutes.

There's a ton of threads here you can use as a...
03-07-2008, 12:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,271
Posted By ratha67

Last week the service department told me that I...

Last week the service department told me that I had to get this done as well. My shifter feels fine so I haven't done it. How much was it for the part? How much does the dealer want for the labor?...
03-06-2008, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 921
Posted By ratha67

I just had my alignment done by the dealer in...

I just had my alignment done by the dealer in Anaheim Hills, CA. Originally, I was quoted $89. After that, depending on if it needed Camber bolts, and depending on how many it needed, it could run...
02-23-2008, 06:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,200
Posted By ratha67

I vote to remove it. Doesn't look really bad,...

I vote to remove it. Doesn't look really bad, but it would probably look cleaner without.
02-22-2008, 10:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,089
Posted By ratha67

:bs: That sucks...I prosecuted administrative...

:bs:
That sucks...I prosecuted administrative code violations, traffic tickets, and misdemeanors for awhile and the abbreviation thing is not going to help you. Messing up when writing the ticket...
02-21-2008, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,049
Posted By ratha67

that happens when you disconnect the battery. To...

that happens when you disconnect the battery. To reset it, turn the wheel all the way left then all the way right. Or, just drive it for awhile and it will usually reset on its own.
02-19-2008, 04:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 37,944
Posted By ratha67

By the way...you dont need to remove the seat to...

By the way...you dont need to remove the seat to get to it with the hammer. I just raise it up and it doesn't take too much leverage. This is just like banging on a starter to get the engine to...
02-19-2008, 11:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 37,944
Posted By ratha67

Just happened to me again yesterday. If you've...

Just happened to me again yesterday. If you've verified that its not the fuse in the trunk, take a hammer and tap the motor :X (the one furthest forward under the driver seat) while hitting the...
02-18-2008, 07:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,133
Posted By ratha67

yeh...when my stop lamp switch went out, I didn't...

yeh...when my stop lamp switch went out, I didn't replace it for about 6 months and I watched the warning lights turn off and on every couple of weeks.
02-15-2008, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 681
Posted By ratha67

I've had the exact same problem. Have you ever...

I've had the exact same problem. Have you ever had your seat worked on or removed?

I noticed it ever since I had my power seat worked on when it got stuck. I think the indy shop didn't put it...
02-13-2008, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,133
Posted By ratha67

Sounds like it could be the stop lamp switch...

Sounds like it could be the stop lamp switch which is a pretty common problem with our cars. Its an easy repair you can do yourself.

Just search for a thread on this forum with directions to...
02-06-2008, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,775
Posted By ratha67

As you probably already know, the MAF sensor is...

As you probably already know, the MAF sensor is the common culprit and it causes those Fuel Trim Error Codes P0170 and P0173. Cleaning the MAF didn't work for mine (I had to replace it), and...
02-06-2008, 03:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 52,204
Posted By ratha67

Apparently the local SoCal Walmarts (at least the...

Apparently the local SoCal Walmarts (at least the 4 that I've checked) don't sell the 0W40 in the cheap 5 liter containers ($22). So if you wanted to go cheap with the oil, your only options are...
01-28-2008, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,197
Posted By ratha67

I had this happen to mine. The problem with mine...

I had this happen to mine. The problem with mine was there was a cd tray that didn't fully return to the cartridge. It was jammed in between the changer and the cartridge. Once taken apart, u can...
01-25-2008, 12:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,364
Posted By ratha67

Which dealer in SoCal?

I've been driving around with a camber problem on all four tires for the last 3 years. 3 years ago at Sears, they did an alignment and told me that its a fixed camber and said there was no camber...
01-24-2008, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 941
Posted By ratha67

Is that the case even when your not braking. I...

Is that the case even when your not braking. I replaced my brake pads without replacing or turning the rotors and I have a little vibration, more like noise instead of vibration.

I figured it was...
01-18-2008, 10:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,290
Posted By ratha67

looks like you got a brand new, made in Germany,...

looks like you got a brand new, made in Germany, non-OEM part. The description says its generic and not Bosch. But who knows... That might be just as good. I doubt they would be selling new parts...
01-18-2008, 07:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,290
Posted By ratha67

You sure that MAF you got off Ebay for $50 was...

You sure that MAF you got off Ebay for $50 was new? That's pretty cheap and there are people selling their bad/used/cleaned MAFs on Ebay as new. Also did you put in a Bosch MAF? I've heard that the...
01-14-2008, 11:39 PM
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Views: 4,259
Posted By ratha67

Thanks for the info. No luck so far... I...

Thanks for the info.

No luck so far... I went to Costco this evening and they only had Mobil 1 in 5W30 and 10W30.

The crush washers at Pep Boys were about $3 for a pack of 4 but I'm not sure...
01-14-2008, 02:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,259
Posted By ratha67

I was just at Pep Boys and a quart of Mobil 1 is...

I was just at Pep Boys and a quart of Mobil 1 is about $6.50. It's only $4.00 a qt at Wal-Mart ($21.00 for the 5 qt container), but they didn't have any 0W40.

Spend the extra $20 buying 0w40...
01-14-2008, 01:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,259
Posted By ratha67

What weight oil? Where to buy it? What size crush washer?

I'm about due for an oil change on the W208. With my other cars, I buy Mobil 1 full synthetic from WalMart in 5 quart containers for $21. That's just about as cheap as I can find it anywhere.

I...
01-05-2008, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,328
Posted By ratha67

I've got the same problem... Any clue as to what...

I've got the same problem... Any clue as to what that 79 cent part was and what needs to be done

Sometime last year, I had the warning come on for low washer fluid so I filled up the reservoir. ...
12-25-2007, 02:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 960
Posted By ratha67

I ended up purchasing my MAF insert from the...

I ended up purchasing my MAF insert from the seller in the second link that I just posted. It was new in box, well packaged, and was shipped quickly, but if you can get the entire MAF cheaper, it...
12-25-2007, 02:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 960
Posted By ratha67

Here are a couple links to some active ebay...

Here are a couple links to some active ebay auctions that you might be interested in.

This one is the entire MAF sensor:
...
12-23-2007, 12:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 960
Posted By ratha67

How's your idle now? After I cleaned my MAF,...

How's your idle now? After I cleaned my MAF, mine was smooth for a couple of weeks and then it got really bad. Started to be really sluggish on take-off.

After I cleared the code, it took about...
12-21-2007, 10:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 960
Posted By ratha67

Yep...could very well be the MAF. If it is...

Yep...could very well be the MAF.

If it is the MAF sensor here's a good set of instructions to follow for cleaning it...

http://www.panchogun.com/FVWebPhotos...-MAF-5x100.jpg

Cleaning it...
12-14-2007, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,295
Posted By ratha67

If it is the MAF sensor here's a good set of...

If it is the MAF sensor here's a good set of instructions to follow for cleaning it...

http://www.panchogun.com/FVWebPhotos/FV-Cars-CLK-Repair-AIR-MAF-5x100.jpg

Cleaning it didn't really work...
12-04-2007, 03:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,444
Posted By ratha67

:smash: I've had this problem with my...

:smash:

I've had this problem with my driver's seat and front passenger's seat for the last couple years. My seat gets stuck every couple of months. I guess its pretty common for the track to...
11-25-2007, 02:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,593
Posted By ratha67

Went to Sears and bought a set of 6 or 7 torx...

Went to Sears and bought a set of 6 or 7 torx bits (with the hole) on sale for $20. They didn't have in stock just the single bit (T20). Would have been $8 for just the single bit if they had it. ...
11-21-2007, 10:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,593
Posted By ratha67

Replacing MAF insert... What size torx bit?

I've got a MAF sensor from ebay coming in the mail. Instead of getting the whole thing, I just got the insert. I know its held in there by 2 torx screws. Anyone know what size torx bits I need to...
10-30-2007, 04:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,266
Posted By ratha67

I don't have a code reader and have to take it to...

I don't have a code reader and have to take it to a shop to get the codes read. Tomorrow morning I'm going to take out the MAF and spray it again with the electronic cleaner. The first time I...
10-29-2007, 09:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,266
Posted By ratha67

I spoke too soon. After about 600 miles of...

I spoke too soon. After about 600 miles of driving, the check engine light just came back on. Every now and then during the last 600 miles, the car was really sluggish at take off. I can give it a...
10-26-2007, 12:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,266
Posted By ratha67

Thanks for the helpful posts. After a...

Thanks for the helpful posts.

After a couple days of tinkering with the car, my mechanic got the instrument cluster working again. Apparently the broken clip prevented the cluster from plugging...
10-14-2007, 02:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,266
Posted By ratha67

Unhappy instrument cluster is out

Just focusing on my instrument cluster problem...

1. The speedometer wasn't working
2. check engine light
3. BAS light
4. ABS light
5. "Defective Display" warning

Then after I pulled out...
10-14-2007, 12:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,266
Posted By ratha67

Thumbs down now the whole instrument cluster is shot. ...

now the whole instrument cluster is shot. doesn't power up at all. No lights, no gauges. Seems like its not even plugged in. Disconnected the battery a couple times to try to reset the system. ...
10-13-2007, 11:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 37,944
Posted By ratha67

Red face update on this POS seat

Just an update on this POS seat. Since it was stuck in the furthest forward position, I took it to a shop that took it apart and put it back together again. They said that sometimes the motor just...
10-13-2007, 11:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,266
Posted By ratha67

Angry Check Engine lite, Cleaned MAF sensor, now "Defective Display", and stuck in 1st gear

:smash:

Hey guys, I was wondering if you had any ideas with what's goin on with my '99 CLK 430.

I'm in California and my CLK is due for its regular smog check. The check engine light has been...
01-27-2007, 07:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 37,944
Posted By ratha67

Unhappy 1999 CLK 430 Driver Seat Stuck in Forward Position

I hope someone can help me with this soon as I am stranded at home unless I can figure something out.

I have a 99 CLK 430 and last week the wife took it so I can do maintenance on her car, and she...
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