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Forum: Tech Help 12-14-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,182
Posted By Ethan
An adjustment technique

Who has familiarity with the following mirror adjusting technique:

For drivers side. After properly adjusting the seat for pedal and steering wheel reach, and adjusting the rear-view mirror to...
Forum: Tech Help 02-25-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,723
Posted By Ethan
Do you have a manual ? like Haynes 63040

I've done it on my W202 and it was doable, as I recall on my W202 I had trouble removing a ball joint, but that doesn't seem like an issue with W203's. The W203 from reading in the manual looks...
Forum: Tech Help 11-02-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,140
Posted By Ethan
some more stuff

Here is an old post discussing steering knuckle and ball joints tie-rod etc.

It may help you in preparing for the job
...
Forum: Tech Help 11-02-2011, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,140
Posted By Ethan
I did a knuckle on a 1998 W202

1) Why are you replacing the knuckle? it's usually a part that needs replacing due to accident damage.

2) Have a Haynes Manual - or a dedicated workshop manual.

3) You'll need a ball-joint...
Forum: Tech Help 08-24-2011, 11:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,786
Posted By Ethan
1) I'm wondering with new wiring harness whether...

1) I'm wondering with new wiring harness whether the airmatic connection that failed was part of the work done for the flood repair.

2) Kind of seems that MB isn't warranting their work. I realize...
Forum: Tech Help 07-01-2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,786
Posted By Ethan
Some last thoughts. Actually if I had to...

Some last thoughts.

Actually if I had to debate between crash-damage & water damage on my car, I'd probably be more troubled by crash damage.
I've heard stories of people leaving their sunroofs...
Forum: Tech Help 06-20-2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,786
Posted By Ethan
I'm late to this post but there are strict...

I'm late to this post but there are strict federal rules concerning flood damaged cars - I realize much of that has to do with reselling - but if water had seeped into the interior wetting the under...
Forum: Tech Help 01-15-2011, 10:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 678
Posted By Ethan
Some excerpts from the haynes manual that is euro...

Some excerpts from the haynes manual that is euro spec but it helps for US spec cars

Disconnect battery negative terminal

There are two fuel gauge sender units, each one located at the lower...
Forum: Tech Help 01-15-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 678
Posted By Ethan
Yes I've heard of this before. It happened...

Yes I've heard of this before.

It happened to me when my car was new (1998 C230) and it fixed itself after going through a few tanks of gas.

I have a Haynes manual, when I get a chance tonight...
Forum: Tech Help 01-13-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 799
Posted By Ethan
No I haven't done the trans fluid. Guess I will...

No I haven't done the trans fluid.
Guess I will take it to the dealer soon for a trans fluid change.

Had some questions about trans flushing machines that a dealer may use so I had put it off.
...
Forum: Tech Help 01-12-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,018
Posted By Ethan
The more I think about this the more I say don't...

The more I think about this the more I say don't even consider this car.
Forum: Tech Help 01-12-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,018
Posted By Ethan
I'd pass - a car like that I would think if it...

I'd pass - a car like that I would think if it were a given throttle issue they would have fixed it - that way the car would sell quickly.

They may be using a technique that by having you as the...
Forum: Tech Help 01-11-2011, 10:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,018
Posted By Ethan
Why hasn't the car been fixed? And you realize...

Why hasn't the car been fixed?
And you realize that codes are just diagnostic there are times when a code will pinpoint a problem but many times a codes is just a chain to a series of events.

CL...
Forum: Tech Help 01-11-2011, 03:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,416
Posted By Ethan
It's weird that BonAmi has the warning about...

It's weird that BonAmi has the warning about auto-glass.
1) Because BonAmi is known as a great glass cleaner
2) Griots Garage sells glass polish kits that use liquid polish that is to be used by a...
Forum: Tech Help 01-10-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,416
Posted By Ethan
is the W211 windshield coated with anything other...

is the W211 windshield coated with anything other then glass or does the windshield use a laminate on the outer surface.
I was just reading at the BonAmi web site that the powder cleanser is a newer...
Forum: Tech Help 01-09-2011, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 799
Posted By Ethan
C240 maybe trans noise ?

On my 2002 C240 40K miles when car is cold, only when I have the gas pedal depressed I hear a noise that sounds like a window motor running, I believe the noise is coming from the dash area near the...
Forum: Tech Help 12-25-2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 28,968
Posted By Ethan
This is for a 1998 C230 but look in your trunk

see if this thread helps
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/showthread.php?t=228179


this is for a 1998 C-class but see if the photos match you E-class

Scott
Forum: Tech Help 11-19-2010, 12:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,682
Posted By Ethan
will these instructions work on '02 C240

I need to change driver-side housing and mirror on my 2002 C240 will these instructions work?

If the blinker is bolted on to the new housing, how does the housing get painted? does the blinker...
Forum: Tech Help 10-23-2010, 04:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 903
Posted By Ethan
An old post, but I thought I'd provide info for...

An old post, but I thought I'd provide info for future searches.

On these cars C-class CLK-class starting in 2001, there is a turn signal socket upgrade for the lamp near the headlight (both...
Forum: Tech Help 10-15-2010, 04:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 28,968
Posted By Ethan
A few things: for 1998 the remote key - when the...

A few things: for 1998 the remote key - when the UNLOCK button is continuously pressed the windows & sunroof will open. LOCK button on remote will also close them. It get a bit more complicated- you...
Forum: Tech Help 10-15-2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 28,968
Posted By Ethan
Is it both driver and passenger windows? or an...

Is it both driver and passenger windows?
or an issue in the center console.

What year is the car? and does your remote have the windows-down/up feature? and will the remote move the windows?
Forum: Tech Help 05-08-2010, 12:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,689
Posted By Ethan
When jacking up one corner of my 2002 C240 - I...

When jacking up one corner of my 2002 C240 - I use a pad by reverselogic.us
which for me gives a very stable lift when using a Sears 1.5 ton racing style hydraulic jack.

The 2002 C240 pad point...
Forum: Tech Help 08-29-2009, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 801
Posted By Ethan
What dealership? They may in a way be doing...

What dealership?
They may in a way be doing your car a favor, it you have documentation for the brake fluid change and the oil-change being done, you have that to show how well you maintain the...
Forum: Tech Help 07-17-2009, 02:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,470
Posted By Ethan
Don't stop informing on this problem, I'm...

Don't stop informing on this problem, I'm interested in knowing how it gets fixed.

You know $1600 is steep for sure, but not all that outrageous - very nice car the SLK so it's worth it IMO.
Forum: Tech Help 07-17-2009, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 765
Posted By Ethan
I had a C230 and I know how reliable they are so...

I had a C230 and I know how reliable they are so this should just be a matter of finding a bad fuse or relay or loose wire.

First thing is you should have two fuse boxes, one in the trunk and one...
Forum: Detailing and Interior 06-26-2009, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,614
Posted By Ethan
I've had success using car-wax on my 1998 C230...

I've had success using car-wax on my 1998 C230 walnut to rid or hide minor scratches. Carnuba paste wax polished the wood, but it depends on the severity of the marring and mine wasn't too bad.
...
Forum: Tech Help 06-16-2009, 08:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 460
Posted By Ethan
Have you researched the 'Buy Parts' tab at the...

Have you researched the 'Buy Parts' tab at the top of these pages?

you'll need new sensors - I'd recommend the OEM pads and rotors.

how many miles on the car? do your rear brakes have...
Forum: Tech Help 04-20-2009, 07:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,267
Posted By Ethan
Trueog, Read this post; ...

Trueog,

Read this post;
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/showthread.php?t=250244

I just found out about this yesterday - so check your radiator by using a flashlight and observing the...
Forum: Tech Help 04-20-2009, 02:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,414
Posted By Ethan
Valeo made the (semi)-automatic transmission for...

Valeo made the (semi)-automatic transmission for the Ferrari Mondial-T back in the early nineties.
Because of that I never considered Valeo trash, but now I'm scared enough to consider changing out...
Forum: Tech Help 04-19-2009, 07:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,414
Posted By Ethan
I have a Valeo in my 2002 C240 build date 11/01. ...

I have a Valeo in my 2002 C240 build date 11/01.

What should I do, have a newer radiator put in?

How much should I expect to pay a dealership for the work and parts?
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