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Forum: Tech Help 02-26-2006, 12:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 500
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Changing 300se map light bulb

Can anyone tell me how to get access to the map light bulb so that I can change it on my wife's 89 300se (w126)?
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 02-25-2006, 11:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,538
Posted By SCOTTFISH
W126 Rear Speaker question

I have a 90 420sel that I have changed the dash speakers, the door speakers are factory, and have replaced one rear shelf speaker with a Sony 6.5. I normally like to replace things in pairs when it...
Forum: Tech Help 08-23-2005, 10:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 568
Posted By SCOTTFISH
VW question in the Benz board

I have 2 benz's and frequent the board, but I have another German car that I need to ask a question on and hopefully you too have a toy that you can guide me on. I have a 90 vw cabriolet that has ac...
Forum: Tech Help 04-18-2005, 01:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,025
Posted By SCOTTFISH
Reverse Grinding Like Noise

My 1990 420sel has started making a grinding like noise when I put it in reverse and start backing up. It shifts fine and goes into reverse with no problems, but when I start going backwards, it...
Forum: Tech Help 04-10-2005, 01:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 801
Posted By SCOTTFISH
420 sel slight hesitation/fuel filter

I have a 90 420sel with 141k on it. I bought the car with 100k and have never replaced the fuel filter since I have owned the car. Recently, I have noticed a slight hesitation under easy...
Forum: Tech Help 12-29-2004, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 553
Posted By SCOTTFISH
leaking brake fluid

I have a 90 420sel that all of a sudden is starting to show brake fluid on the rim and tire, mostly on the inside of the tire. Is this normally a caliper that needs to be replaced or could it...
Forum: Tech Help 11-05-2004, 10:34 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 456
Posted By SCOTTFISH
420sel Sunroof Deflector Removal/install

Can anyone tell me how to remove the old sunroof deflector and install a new one? I have taken the metal strip and screws out from inside the car, but have not figured out how to finish.
Forum: Tech Help 10-24-2004, 01:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 759
Posted By SCOTTFISH
420sel Heater Problem

I have a 90 420sel with a strange heater problem. I have had the blower motor replaced about a year ago. I have started having a problem of the heater seems to work when it wants to. I may start...
Forum: Tech Help 10-21-2004, 01:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 800
Posted By SCOTTFISH
90 420sel engine noise

I have a 90 420sel with 132k. I have had the timing chain done about 22k miles ago. I do have a little noise from the lifters that has been there for a little while. the other day, I noticed almost...
Forum: Tech Help 10-13-2004, 02:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,095
Posted By SCOTTFISH
sunroof deflector installation

Hi, I have a 90 420sel and need to replace the deflector. I have another deflector with new plastic clips to fit on the spring rod where the spring is. I have taken the alluminum looking strip off,...
Forum: Tech Help 08-20-2004, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By SCOTTFISH
300se

Be careful with the 300se/sel. I have an 89 se and know of about 6-7 others that have them and all of the ones I know have an oil consumption problem that no one can seem to fix. Mine has 198k and...
Forum: Tech Help 08-12-2004, 02:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 636
Posted By SCOTTFISH
420sel Wheel Bearing Symptoms

Can anyone tell me what are the symptoms of a bad wheel bearing other than the wheel rocking some side to side? Will you feel a slight skip when pulling out like one of the wheels got stuck for a...
Forum: Tech Help 07-30-2004, 01:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,945
Posted By SCOTTFISH
w126 air conditioning problems again

I know I have probably worn this issue out, but still have not figured out what my problem is on my wife's 89 300se air conditioning. The ac has been charged and when working is extremely cold. ...
Forum: Tech Help 06-17-2004, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 709
Posted By SCOTTFISH
Flip keys for a 420sel

Will a flip key work on a 90 420sel? I current have keys that have the red dot and ones that don't and both work. So, does this mean the 420 does not have the chips? I guess 1990 was before the...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 06-15-2004, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,081
Posted By SCOTTFISH
mercantile

I am sorry to hear you had problems with Mercantile. I have purchased from them twice over the last year and have had no problems. Everything was billed and received as expected. I hope you get...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 06-15-2004, 04:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,448
Posted By SCOTTFISH
radio replacement

I will give you my thoughts and maybe you can use some of the information to help you in case you have not already completed your installation. I have a w126, 300se & 420sel, and I totally rewired my...
Forum: Tech Help 06-14-2004, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 542
Posted By SCOTTFISH
AC

Would it be better to just try and replace the climate control board or try to fix the short. When the ac comes on, it does blow extremely cold, due to the recent charge. So, I feel the system...
Forum: Tech Help 06-14-2004, 03:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 542
Posted By SCOTTFISH
One time ac works, the next it doesn't

Can anyone tell me why my 89 300se's ac works one time you start the car and the next it may not? I have had it checked for leaks, it has a new blower, and has be recently charged. Friday it only...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 06-11-2004, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By SCOTTFISH
300E OIL CONSUMPTION

A valve job will NOT necessarily solve your problem. I have an 89 300se (I know, it's a diff car, but six cylinder) and I have a problem of a quart and a half every 700-800 miles. I have had a...
Forum: Tech Help 06-08-2004, 10:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 488
Posted By SCOTTFISH
Help identify sunroof part

Can anyone tell me what the piece is called that is the black long panel that moves up and down when you open or shut the sunroof on a 90 420sel. My failed to pull down when the sunroof was closing...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 06-08-2004, 10:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 532
Posted By SCOTTFISH
WTB: sunroof piece for 420sel

I am looking for the long black piece that guides the air when the sunroof is open. I guess it would be sort of like a deflector. It moves up and down as you open or shut the sunroof. Does anyone...
Forum: Tech Help 06-04-2004, 04:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 547
Posted By SCOTTFISH
Ac Quit Working On 300se

I have an 89 300se with 196k. Last late summer, I replaced the blower motor with a new unit and the ac worked great. It has worked great up until today at lunchtime. I turned the ac on and it...
Forum: Tech Help 06-04-2004, 03:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,738
Posted By SCOTTFISH
oil consumption on 300se

I am not going to say that some or all of the suggestions posted to your original post could solve your problem. BUT, be careful and don't throw money in the wind. I have an 89 300se with 196k on...
Forum: Tech Help 05-28-2004, 03:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 524
Posted By SCOTTFISH
CREAK

Also, you might have the ball joints checked. In design, with age they will allow moisture or rain to get into the actual joint and cause rust. My 300se had the same type creak when going over the...
Forum: Tech Help 05-20-2004, 11:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,101
Posted By SCOTTFISH
KNUCKLE SOUND

I have a w126 and I get that same similar sound when the ball joints are going out. Due to design, water seems to get into the metal joint and causes over time to rust. Then you get that sound. I...
Forum: Tech Help 05-17-2004, 05:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,932
Posted By SCOTTFISH
Octane Rating With Gas Prices

With the gas prices like they are and can be, I have to ask a question. What, if any, would be the long time effects of using the midgrade or low grade octane? Any suggestions on how to fight the...
Forum: Tech Help 05-14-2004, 05:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,741
Posted By SCOTTFISH
WEBSITE CORRECTION

I see an error in the website I gave you for car buying. It is www.autotrader.com . Sorry for the problem.
Forum: Tech Help 05-14-2004, 02:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,741
Posted By SCOTTFISH
my 2cents on 126's

Harold, I agree with some here that say the 140's are much higher on maintenance. When I was looking for a 86-91 420sel, told a friend who sells MB at the dealership, who happens to also drive 86-91...
Forum: Tech Help 05-13-2004, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By SCOTTFISH
Identifying a hose

Thanks all for your help. This hose is just in front (grill side) of the air filter housing. Does anyone know if this would be an expensive item to replace?
Forum: Tech Help 05-13-2004, 09:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By SCOTTFISH
can anyone identify this hose 420sel

I have a 90 420sel. There is a hose that goes in the top of the valve cover over to the idle control valve. The hose is in an approx. 90 degree angle when it leaves the valve cover and is about 3/4...
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