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Forum: Tech Help 08-02-2008, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,285
Posted By JFawcett
everything appears to be in order......but clunk...

everything appears to be in order......but clunk still exists.
Anything else you guys can think of? Is there anything else under the seat or anything that could be making this noise?

The car is...
Forum: Tech Help 07-30-2008, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,285
Posted By JFawcett
accumulators are new....so shouldn't be those. ...

accumulators are new....so shouldn't be those.
battery is tied down.....
I will check on the lower shock mount bushings....thanks!

Any other ideas?
Forum: Tech Help 07-30-2008, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,285
Posted By JFawcett
W140 Suspension

1997 S-500. 46,000 miles.
Couple of questions here....car rides great - but hit a bump, it sounds like the back seat is loose. I have checked the seat, spare tire, muffler and anything else I can...
Forum: Tech Help 07-28-2008, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,030
Posted By JFawcett
Corrosion also can cause a lower than spec...

Corrosion also can cause a lower than spec measurement.....check for any dimmer lights and run a piece of fine sandpaper over the connectors....mine was acting up and it was a slightly corroded bulb...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-23-2008, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,690
Posted By JFawcett
For $10,000 I would find a good 560....and do...

For $10,000 I would find a good 560....and do away with the single row timing chain.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-23-2008, 10:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 752
Posted By JFawcett
That is the EHA valve. It THINK is monitors the...

That is the EHA valve. It THINK is monitors the fuel/air mixture and reports back to the ECU. I replaced on my 87 560SL and it made all the difference in the world with smoothing out the idle.
Forum: Tech Help 07-21-2008, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 986
Posted By JFawcett
I have done the silicon paste on the door seals,...

I have done the silicon paste on the door seals, but does not help. There has to be a way to adjust the door.
Anyone?
Forum: Tech Help 07-21-2008, 11:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,346
Posted By JFawcett
Keep in mind there is NO SUCH THING as a cheap...

Keep in mind there is NO SUCH THING as a cheap Mercedes....you either pay for it upfront or, well, on the back end.
My 1997 S-500 is great with only 46,000 miles on it and it still hits me with some...
Forum: Tech Help 07-21-2008, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,312
Posted By JFawcett
This is perfect! Thank you.

This is perfect! Thank you.
Forum: Tech Help 07-20-2008, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 660
Posted By JFawcett
You have a plugged up AC condensation drain. ...

You have a plugged up AC condensation drain. Look under car - towards center - between gear shifter and where center AC vents would be. You should be able to see some small rubber hoses - check to...
Forum: Tech Help 07-20-2008, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,312
Posted By JFawcett
I will get the number, in the meantime does...

I will get the number, in the meantime does anyone have the diagram of the connector or know where i could get one?
Forum: Tech Help 07-19-2008, 02:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,312
Posted By JFawcett
The pump is working, but there are some strange...

The pump is working, but there are some strange things going on.
Example, the back seat headrests won't go down and I am getting a code that is about the PSE pump and the reverse antenna (my car...
Forum: Tech Help 07-19-2008, 12:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,346
Posted By JFawcett
I have a 1997 S-500 that I love - the ride the...

I have a 1997 S-500 that I love - the ride the amenites, the stereo etc.
BUT it does have gremlins and parts are very expensive.
The biggest problem that I have found the 140 is the on board...
Forum: Tech Help 07-19-2008, 08:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 667
Posted By JFawcett
Wow....there are many concerns there....Rust is...

Wow....there are many concerns there....Rust is like cancer. You can battle forever and then never get it all. I agree with Ferdman that you should probably investigate replacing doors to make sure...
Forum: Tech Help 07-19-2008, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,312
Posted By JFawcett
W140 PSE Pump Connector Wiring Diagram

1997 S-500.
Can anyone send me a wiring diagram of the PSE Connector and which wire goes where (the plug has about 20 or so wires)? The behavior I am getting leads me to believe that there is a...
Forum: Tech Help 07-07-2008, 12:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,458
Posted By JFawcett
There are not any codes......I swear! ...

There are not any codes......I swear!
Alternator is new.......battery seems to be good.
Forum: Tech Help 07-07-2008, 11:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,458
Posted By JFawcett
There are no codes to read. Any ideas on where...

There are no codes to read.
Any ideas on where to start with this problem?
We have started looking in the wiring for bad "z" connectors/joints.
Any thoughts would be appreciated!
Forum: Tech Help 07-03-2008, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 960
Posted By JFawcett
Are you getting any dash lights or any other...

Are you getting any dash lights or any other strange behavior? Mine S500 was doing that but it was accompanied by no power steering, no power brakes and about 1/2 the warning lights on dash coming...
Forum: Tech Help 07-03-2008, 11:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,791
Posted By JFawcett
VERY lucky....I love my 140 - but there have been...

VERY lucky....I love my 140 - but there have been some expensive trips to mechanic - even with 45,000 miles on it!
Forum: Tech Help 06-24-2008, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 783
Posted By JFawcett
My money is on the CCU. The solder joints get...

My money is on the CCU. The solder joints get old and crack - so they become temperture depenedent based on how warm or cold the plastic is. Can you press the buttons or wiggle the area around the...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 06-23-2008, 05:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,272
Posted By JFawcett
Does it light up? Does anything show on the...

Does it light up? Does anything show on the screen?

Do you have navigation? Any sound from that?

Do you have it muted?
Forum: Tech Help 06-23-2008, 05:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,458
Posted By JFawcett
I may be out on a limb here, but I would have to...

I may be out on a limb here, but I would have to assume that there was diagnosis done in order to arrive at new modules, etc.
I don't know what type of diagnosis was done (short or in-depth) but...
Forum: Tech Help 06-22-2008, 03:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,280
Posted By JFawcett
Hate to ask dumb question - but is that the...

Hate to ask dumb question - but is that the bottom of trunk or on the lid?
Forum: Tech Help 06-22-2008, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,458
Posted By JFawcett
W140 1997 S500 Modules

I have posted about this before, but no one seemed to really have idea about repair.

Problems started about 2 months ago. Driving along enjoying the silence of S-500 and all lights on right side...
Forum: Tech Help 06-21-2008, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,280
Posted By JFawcett
W140 Trunk Adjust

Is there a way to adjust the final position of the trunk after the close assist pulls down the trunk? Mine pulls down and then pops up a little bit (the close aide works) but doesn't seem to keep...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-10-2008, 09:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,263
Posted By JFawcett
Watch out on Ebay for PLASTIC leneses....true...

Watch out on Ebay for PLASTIC leneses....true Euros are glass lenses.
Adsit has them for about $500/pair. NOT intuitive to install. They sell as plug and play - but you have to wire some to make...
Forum: Tech Help 06-10-2008, 09:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,664
Posted By JFawcett
I had (and still have) this problem on my 1997...

I had (and still have) this problem on my 1997 S500.
I have replaced the pedal sensor, transmission control module and the Control plate.......now it does it less than it did, but still does it....
Forum: Tech Help 06-10-2008, 09:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,220
Posted By JFawcett
W140 Battery Light

I have a 1997 S500 with 45,000 miles on it. Today the battery light came on - no other symptoms or problems. The light stayed on, but dimmed every now and then. I parked the car and opened hood -...
Forum: Tech Help 06-02-2008, 07:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,126
Posted By JFawcett
Any thoughts or ideas on what would cause the...

Any thoughts or ideas on what would cause the blower to kick off and then come back?
Forum: Tech Help 05-31-2008, 04:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,126
Posted By JFawcett
Well, thought the system was all fixed. Alas,...

Well, thought the system was all fixed. Alas, no.

The AC is cooling wonderfully - but it seems to have a blower problem. First problem was that it wouldn't stay at one level - cleaned out the...
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