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Old 10-20-2004, 06:29 PM
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99 e300td

Hi, new to the forum and looks like some really good info here!
well, i just bought a 99 e300td for a really good price and have some things i have to take care of.
i had it checked out and here are a few things i need to fix.

1. the srs light is on and i have been told it is a sensor pad in the passenger seat or a bad connection??? what is this part called and how would i fix.

2. injection pump is seeping. not leaking. they reccomend changing the seal. is this a huge job??

3. differential seal is seeping. not leaking. is this hard to replace???

4. intercooler pipes are leaking. are these easy to replace??

those are the things i would like to take care of right away. another question, the transmission is good, but how long do they last? can they be adjusted??? thanks for talking the time to read this and have a good day. Jason

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Old 10-20-2004, 08:42 PM
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Hi
I followed you over here from the other forum.
I see you have some info on the SRS light, yeah, it's also called the ACSR sensor (ACSR=automatic child seat recognition) Another name for ACSR is Babysmart. If this really IS the problem, then yes if you replace the part, the SRS light will go out, but once again the diagnosis has to be correct! The seat cover itself has to be removed to change this part, this involves removing the seat from the car and seperating the backrest from the bottom cushion; not an easy job. Not bad if you've done several of them though.

In most cases I've seen, a fuel leak near the injection pump ends up being either some of the molded plastic fuel lines, or the automatic shutoff valve (or both!).

Diff seals are common leaks on the 202 and 210. Most guys do a complete reseal (both of the side seals and the front pinion seal) since removing the diff is about 1/3 of the job anyways. It's not a job for the uninitiated.

No idea what is being discussed in relation to "intercooler pipes". If you mean the charge air pipes, what's leaking? Tighten the clamps up maybe? How would one of these leak? Unless there's like a big gaping HOLE in the side. Saw one once that had evidently turned some critter into roadkill and dented the heck out of it. BUT the intercooler was OK, so that was good.

Transmission is fine, don't change the oil in it, no adjustment, leave it alone.

Gilly
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Old 10-20-2004, 09:22 PM
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thanks for the info. being a vw tdi'er for sometime now this car seems like a new can of worms. before i bought the car i took it to mercedes for a inspection. the fault code read like this

code-b1315...fault in comm. with component b48(front passenger seat occupied and child seat recognition) or there is a cacle fault.

mercedes wanted to charge 149.00 for the part with a total bill of 464.00. i called mercedes today and asked them how much the ACSR is and they said 149.00. i hope this is the part.

i just looked at the invoice again and one page says the intercooler is seeping and another page says leaking. who knows. i gotta get under this thing and start wrenching.

is there one side of the diff seals that is easier to replace?

thanks, jason
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Old 10-20-2004, 10:04 PM
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As far as the side seals, they are both the same and it would be dumb to do one side and not the other. But you said the front seal is leaking, you could do just the front seal, but I wouldn't, I'd reseal the whole thing and have it over with.

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Old 10-20-2004, 10:08 PM
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true, i should do both. one more question, are than how to's regarding the differential or repair books you would recommend?

i read a great one here on glow plugs.
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Old 10-21-2004, 05:06 AM
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Not that I've seen. Try using the "search" function.
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Old 10-21-2004, 09:40 AM
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mackbenz, Alldata has exploded views of the diff and walk throughs on the process. I'm not sure if you can access it from their websites, or find a shop/someone who has the software..

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Old 10-21-2004, 09:03 PM
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thanks lightman, i'll check around for the alldata info.

i have vag-com for my VW( diag. interface). do they make anything like that for mercedes?
in regards to oil, the guy who owned the 300 before me said he had is oil changed at oil changers(blah!) i have only used delvac 1 for my car. would it hurt the engine to change after 100,000 miles of non-synthetic oil? what weight oil should i use?

sorry for all the questions.. thanks jason
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Old 10-21-2004, 11:03 PM
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Use Delvac 1 I changed my 603 over at 236k and didn't have any problems.

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