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Old 08-25-2011, 10:55 PM
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Old 08-27-2011, 05:38 PM
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Is the replacement CPS unit any more reliable than the original? How long can it be expected to last before I have to worry about replacing?

Thanks in advance for any feedback.
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Is the replacement CPS unit any more reliable than the original? How long can it be expected to last before I have to worry about replacing?

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Old 08-28-2011, 04:14 PM
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Where can you even get a female torque socket? I've checked lowes,home depot & sears. none of them have it.
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Wow very informative.
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:42 PM
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Old 08-30-2011, 08:41 PM
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thanks again Shardul for posting this, i found it really helpful!!



Originally Posted by snacl500 View Post
Thanks. I tried again (this time after removing the air box) and it was no issue with the 10" extension. I guess I just need some more patience.

The MB part # is A 003 153 27 28
on my reciept it says 003-153-28-28


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Good DIY! Thanks a lot!!!

Replaced my sensor today, damn is it tight in there. Took about 4 hours from start to finish including the occasional break LOL big hands dont help!, killed 3 bees in the process too, pos' kept comming out fo no where!.. Worse part is getting the socket in the tiny space and making sure the screw doesnt fall... will never do it again myself haha
i was worried about the screw falling out too, so i did this and put a thin piece of tape around the screw
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You'll know when you can't start your car. Usually after the car gets warm. It cranks and cranks and cranks then it doesn't turn on. After it cools down it will start up just fine. Sometimes the CEL will come on, usually for the CPS and O2 sensors 1 in banks 1 and 2. It will be a soft code so it will go off after 3 cycles if your car continues to start up just fine. It will progressively get worse.
so my CEL will just go away?

and if anyone needs a spare scrww the part # for that is 910142-006001

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Old 09-06-2011, 07:49 AM
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Ive got to replace my sensor ASAP...
can someone tell me when I'm in front of the car standing looking at the motor, where is the sensor located.
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Old 09-06-2011, 12:10 PM
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Ive got to replace my sensor ASAP...
can someone tell me when I'm in front of the car standing looking at the motor, where is the sensor located.
Thanks
back right..
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Old 09-17-2011, 11:06 PM
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My props to this post, just replaced sensor as instructed after car had same conditions and cel code. My car is Kleemann supercharged c55, all the extra hoses from the sc made it that much more difficult to wiggle in and get to the part. Word of advice, if u have big hands, have a friend with smaller hands help u out!
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Old 09-18-2011, 12:03 AM
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Is this problem common only to the E55 or the 63 too? Same part number..?
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Old 09-21-2011, 05:44 PM
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I would like to throw out a question, I replaced the sensor in my SL55. It ran like new for a couple of days then the P0355 came back. So what else am I looking at? The harness and brain?
To rule out the hall sense back to the brain is there a spot where I can measure continunity/resistance of the sensor at input the CM?
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Changed mine as a maintenance item when i changed my plugs I did not want to get stranded somewhere over a stupid sensor.

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anyone know where i can pick up the cps plug if i push on my plug or the wire a little the car dies
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Old 01-11-2012, 05:10 AM
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For my 04 SL per the dealership parts guy (and searching on the web) is it a dealer item. Per the parts man after 05 the connector and pins became an assembly. So just a cut and a couple of crimps and your done. Before that you could just buy the pins, But I bought the housing, pins from them and did it myself. Lucky I bought the housing too, they went crazy with epoxy and sealant on and in the connector. I think that is why they took the "assembly" approach going forward.
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For my 04 SL per the dealership parts guy (and searching on the web) is it a dealer item. Per the parts man after 05 the connector and pins became an assembly. So just a cut and a couple of crimps and your done. Before that you could just buy the pins, But I bought the housing, pins from them and did it myself. Lucky I bought the housing too, they went crazy with epoxy and sealant on and in the connector. I think that is why they took the "assembly" approach going forward.
great info thx
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I couldn't unplug the sensor. Is it just squeezing on it?
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You will have to squeeze the connecter in the right spot and it will lift up the lil locking clip that grabs the bump on the sensor shown below. The lil bump on the bottom/right is where it is locking on. You have to squeeze just above this and it should unlock. Try wiggling it a bit as you try to pull it out as they can be a lil sticky from years in the heat behind the motor.


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Originally Posted by ES EF ED View Post
on my reciept it says 003-153-28-28
Seems MB changed the PN at some point. I found this for the sensor.

  • 100% NEW Genuine Bosch Crank Position Sensor
  • Bosch #'s: 0 261 210 170 / 0261210170 / 0261210171
  • MB OE # 0031532728 / 0031532828 - 1 LOCK TAB
  • Fits: Mercedes C230, C240, C280, C320, CL500, CL55. CL600, CLK320, E430, C32, C43, CLK55, E55
  • 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

I'm ordering one now and gonna keep the old one in the trunk as a spare. Gives me a good excuse to tinker with it again. I also added some leather care stuff to get me the free shipping. I couldn't find a better price after a few min searching online for the sensor. The place linked earlier in the thread is def the place to use.

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Thanks a million for your reply BBBSS. I finally got it. I pressed down on the top end of the clip to lift it over the bump on the sensor.

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Thanks a million for your reply BBBSS. I finalize got it. I pressed down on the top end of the clip to lift it over the bump on the sensor.
Glad I could help. I hate seeing people spend big $ having shops do simple jobs they can do themselves. A lot of this stuff is really not that hard with a lil guidance from people that have been doing it for a while.

Now let's just hope I can get my fat hand down there to undo the connector when my sensor shows up.
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