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Forum: Tech Help 08-01-2009, 09:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,913
Posted By loubapache
One of the "Display Defective" messages means the...

One of the "Display Defective" messages means the coolant level sensor-washer fluid level sensor circuit is open (too high of a resistance). That is how Mercedes programmed it. It is not a...
Forum: Tech Help 07-14-2009, 04:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,514
Posted By loubapache
Andy_M: Ps2cho is right. Your tool could be the...

Andy_M: Ps2cho is right. Your tool could be the problem, especially you have it in two pieces.
Forum: Tech Help 07-14-2009, 01:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,514
Posted By loubapache
Through and further in until it pops. I forgot...

Through and further in until it pops. I forgot the depth but you insert the tool until it bottoms out then push further in.

Are you talking about the flat cover or the round black cover. The flat...
Forum: Tech Help 07-14-2009, 11:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,514
Posted By loubapache
The two wires need to be pushed down at the same...

The two wires need to be pushed down at the same time with one hand and then the other hand removes the tumbler by pulling the key.
Forum: Tech Help 07-13-2009, 11:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,514
Posted By loubapache
You turn the key to position 1, insert the wire...

You turn the key to position 1, insert the wire tool, push the prongs in, the tumbler should pop a little, then you pull the key to pull the tumbler out.
Forum: Tech Help 07-02-2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,895
Posted By loubapache
Yes, you need the radio code and re-sync a few...

Yes, you need the radio code and re-sync a few things like windows, seats, ESP, etc.

Or connect a portable battery (the ones they used to start cars) and connect that first before you remove the...
Forum: Tech Help 07-02-2009, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,895
Posted By loubapache
If the beer store is near an autozone store :D,...

If the beer store is near an autozone store :D, their group 49 battery is the exact same size as the MB battery and also comes with the proper vent tube. The price has gone up in the last 10 years...
Forum: Tech Help 07-02-2009, 06:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 983
Posted By loubapache
With this cars, you really should get the faulty...

With this cars, you really should get the faulty codes scanned. Otherwise it is kind of like a guessing game.

One mechanical thing yu can check. Make sure the shifter mechanism is OK, not loose....
Forum: Tech Help 07-01-2009, 11:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 983
Posted By loubapache
I see. There is a hole on the shifter (near the...

I see. There is a hole on the shifter (near the bottom). You can stick a pen into it and then move the shifter. It should be in the owner's manual.

However, if this happen every time, then...
Forum: Tech Help 07-01-2009, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 983
Posted By loubapache
I would suggest first check the fluid level. ...

I would suggest first check the fluid level. Maybe the oil filter is plugged. See picture below.
Forum: Tech Help 06-29-2009, 11:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By loubapache
You can try the resync but this is usually caused...

You can try the resync but this is usually caused by too much resistance (binding) of the glass. It is a safety measure to drop 2 inches.
Forum: Tech Help 06-29-2009, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 736
Posted By loubapache
I think the supercharge is lubricated with its...

I think the supercharge is lubricated with its own oil (special oil). See pic from 2004 Approved Service Products.

It is quite expensive.

The supercharger on the M111 engine calls for the same...
Forum: Tech Help 06-24-2009, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 468
Posted By loubapache
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000...

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000COVFW6/ref=ord_cart_shr?_encoding=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&v=glance

Double check by putting your car in the page and it should confirm it is the right...
Forum: Tech Help 06-23-2009, 08:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,062
Posted By loubapache
The 4Matic system on the 1999 is vastly improved...

The 4Matic system on the 1999 is vastly improved over that on the W124 systems.

However, if something does go wrong, repair costs are very high. The transfer case, front drive shafts, front...
Forum: Tech Help 06-23-2009, 03:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 463
Posted By loubapache
Your car and engine (M112) is not known to have...

Your car and engine (M112) is not known to have overheating problems. There might be something wrong.

Did you put in a new thermostat? Also check and clean the areas around the...
Forum: Tech Help 06-22-2009, 09:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 603
Posted By loubapache
When that message comes on, it usually means the...

When that message comes on, it usually means the coolant level sensor and washer fluid level sensor circuit is open. The two sensors are in series connection. The washer fluid level sensor should...
Forum: Tech Help 06-22-2009, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By loubapache
Listen to M.B. DOC on this one. Your speed...

Listen to M.B. DOC on this one. Your speed sensors (conductor plate) need to be replaced. I just did mine a few weeks ago.

The part has gone through several revisions. The part number M.B. DOC...
Forum: Tech Help 06-21-2009, 09:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,161
Posted By loubapache
I have used Meyle rotors for the rear of my 03...

I have used Meyle rotors for the rear of my 03 wagon and they are fine.

The company is German based but these rotors are mostly made in China (mine were and said so on the box, which looks very...
Forum: Tech Help 06-18-2009, 04:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,153
Posted By loubapache
There are many springs that control various...

There are many springs that control various shifting tasks. The 2 -> 3 itself has three separate springs. See diagram.

When you do change the fluid the next time, just check them one at a time.
Forum: Tech Help 06-18-2009, 03:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,153
Posted By loubapache
The 1997 has a torque converter drain plug. For...

The 1997 has a torque converter drain plug. For 722.6 up to model year 99, there is a spring (Pressure Control Valve Spring) that tends to collapse or break. When that happens, the up-shifts will...
Forum: Tech Help 06-12-2009, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,090
Posted By loubapache
The Mobile ATF 134 is also an officially approved...

The Mobile ATF 134 is also an officially approved fluid by Mercedes for 236.14 specs.

The viscosity actually has not changed from 3353 to 4134. They are still around 30 cSt at 40 deg C and 6.5...
Forum: Tech Help 06-10-2009, 11:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,217
Posted By loubapache
A more reliable way to test a battery is when it...

A more reliable way to test a battery is when it is under load (drawing a large current). You can drive to an auto parts store and they can load test the battery.
Forum: Tech Help 06-08-2009, 10:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,167
Posted By loubapache
See pic.

See pic.
Forum: Tech Help 06-08-2009, 12:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 529
Posted By loubapache
While it is possible the database has error. It...

While it is possible the database has error. It is also possible that the operator put in wrong info, aided sometimes by a stuck keyboard.

Here is the part of the info for a (different not yours)...
Forum: Tech Help 06-08-2009, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 529
Posted By loubapache
Now you just print out the datacards for all your...

Now you just print out the datacards for all your cars so you do not have to visit that site again to get info for your fleet. ;)
Forum: Tech Help 06-08-2009, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 529
Posted By loubapache
http://old.mbclub.ru/mb/vin/?lng=eng

http://old.mbclub.ru/mb/vin/?lng=eng
Forum: Tech Help 06-08-2009, 06:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 525
Posted By loubapache
You need to get the same tires. With smaller...

You need to get the same tires. With smaller tires on the back, the front tires are rotating slower than the rear tires. The speed sensors feeds wheels speeds to the system, which thinks the front...
Forum: Tech Help 06-07-2009, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 717
Posted By loubapache
I would think aamco should have scanners that can...

I would think aamco should have scanners that can clear the codes. It does require either Mercedes system, Snap-on, or others like Carsoft interfaces.

If they tell you they cleared P0xxx codes,...
Forum: Tech Help 06-07-2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 717
Posted By loubapache
When your old transmission had problem, your...

When your old transmission had problem, your transmission control unit (ETC or TCU) went into limp mode (2nd and reverse only). As long as the codes are in the ETC, it shuts off power to the...
Forum: Tech Help 06-07-2009, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 717
Posted By loubapache
Since you installed a different transmission, try...

Since you installed a different transmission, try to follow what MB DOC has posted about re-adaptation, once the codes are cleared in the ETC.

Basically you accelerate gently through all gears...
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