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Forum: Tech Help 06-30-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 558
Posted By pmizell
Check out this place: http://www.jie.com/

Check out this place:

http://www.jie.com/
Forum: Detailing and Interior 06-20-2010, 10:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,975
Posted By pmizell
Everybody has their favorite product and mine is...

Everybody has their favorite product and mine is Zaino's. They're a little pricey but worth every penny IMO. My E430 is black and Zaino has left the best/deepest shine and lasts a long time in...
Forum: Tech Help 06-20-2010, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,421
Posted By pmizell
AC is back on! Installed a new Nipondenso...

AC is back on! Installed a new Nipondenso compressor, receiver/drier and expansion valve, changed the V belt, flushed the evaporator, condenser and all the hoses, added PAG 46 DEC oil to meticulous...
Forum: Tech Help 06-05-2010, 11:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,177
Posted By pmizell
You can buy a new Denso compressor on Ebay (made...

You can buy a new Denso compressor on Ebay (made in Japan) for $309 shipped or a re-manufactured one for $209. Search for Jensen Auto. I just replaced my compressor with a new one ... I figured the...
Forum: Tech Help 06-03-2010, 06:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,228
Posted By pmizell
Yeah, that's what the service manager at my local...

Yeah, that's what the service manager at my local dealer told me. Ugh!
Forum: Tech Help 06-02-2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,228
Posted By pmizell
Actually the service fee was for roadside...

Actually the service fee was for roadside assistance to come out and physically verify the VIN on the car. He said it was a brand new security procedure just implemented (at least here in Houston)...
Forum: Tech Help 06-01-2010, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,228
Posted By pmizell
Smart Key stolen, a couple of questions

My only smart key was stolen from my floormat last night. (stupidly left it there and forgot after working on my car; no clue why the person only took the key) Called dealer and asked what I needed...
Forum: Tech Help 05-10-2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,421
Posted By pmizell
Thanks DOC for the reply. :) I figured it was...

Thanks DOC for the reply. :) I figured it was the compressor but I'm not too disappointed because I'm one step closer to solving the problem. I've found a new Denso replacement for ~$300 which...
Forum: Tech Help 05-08-2010, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,421
Posted By pmizell
'01 E430 A/C blows warm (readings inside)

A couple of weeks ago my A/C degraded from freezing cold to sorta cool to current warm air. My compressor engages (clutch and hub) and the pushbutton diagnostics showed I was a little lacking on the...
Forum: Tech Help 12-03-2009, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,860
Posted By pmizell
Hey Dennis, thanks for the reply! Yeah, it seems...

Hey Dennis, thanks for the reply! Yeah, it seems all is back to normal after I cleared the codes and driving it to the store and back ... but man oh man did it scare the hell outta me. ;)

These...
Forum: Tech Help 12-03-2009, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,860
Posted By pmizell
Unhappy '01 E430 transmission issue

Hey guys, I got a scare tonight when I reversed out of my driveway. The shift to R was pretty harsh ... backed out and put it in D. The tranny would not shift out of 1st and I noticed the gear...
Forum: Mercedes Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 02-03-2009, 02:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,422
Posted By pmizell
Received the tranny fluid via UPS today. Thanks...

Received the tranny fluid via UPS today. Thanks RF :)
Forum: Tex-Mex (TX, OK, NM, Mexico) 01-28-2009, 12:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,373
Posted By pmizell
Can anyone recommend a MB tech in Houston that...

Can anyone recommend a MB tech in Houston that rebuilds/repairs MB transmissions? My '98 C280 (722.606) tranny is looking like it'll need to be replaced/rebuilt.

Thanks :)
Forum: Mercedes Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 01-25-2009, 08:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,422
Posted By pmizell
15 quarts for $100 shipped to Houston? Let...

15 quarts for $100 shipped to Houston?

Let me know...
Forum: Tech Help 12-02-2008, 12:06 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,404
Posted By pmizell
01-4150 .pdf

Here ya go JH. Let me know if you need any other docs. G'luck with the job. ;)

Link (http://www.drivehq.com/file/df.aspx/publish/pmizell/01-4150.pdfPublish)
Forum: Tech Help 09-10-2008, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 626
Posted By pmizell
Angry Cluster fuse keeps blowing

'98 C280 -- fuse 19 and 30 control the cluster gauges and brake lights. Fuse 19 is the one that keeps blowing ... sometimes it'll blow 3 mins after startup, other times 30 mins, no rhyme or reason...
Forum: Tech Help 09-06-2008, 12:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 901
Posted By pmizell
For a pure reference standpoint, in AC diagnostic...

For a pure reference standpoint, in AC diagnostic mode, the low side reading in my '98 C280 fluctuated between 10 and 16 bars idling at operating temp. (just checked) My evap temp read 39F. The...
Forum: Tech Help 09-05-2008, 10:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 901
Posted By pmizell
07 01'4 1.4 bar low side pressure sticks...

07 01'4

1.4 bar low side pressure sticks out. I recently had the exact same problem where my C280 sat for a couple of months and the AC acted exactly as you describe, including the compressor...
Forum: Tech Help 08-25-2008, 12:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,654
Posted By pmizell
It's almost worth the $200 price tag for these...

It's almost worth the $200 price tag for these updated Smart Keys, even if you don't need one. Not only are they much more durable but they're also quite snazzy looking with the chrome sides and the...
Forum: Tech Help 08-09-2008, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,211
Posted By pmizell
How involved is the belt change on a 112/113...

How involved is the belt change on a 112/113 engine? I've done plenty on a 103 but these look a little bit more complicated. :cool:
Forum: Tech Help 07-28-2008, 11:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 609
Posted By pmizell
out with the old, in with the new

Mirror popped out no problem. The toughest part was prying out the lighting module w/o busting anything because the mirror's electrical connection is in there. Pushing the new one back in was a...
Forum: Tech Help 07-28-2008, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 609
Posted By pmizell
Thanks Ethan for the help :D I found a vague...

Thanks Ethan for the help :D

I found a vague description over at MBworld.org --- the poster sat in the passenger seat and grabbed mirror with both hands and twisted it towards driver's side and it...
Forum: Tech Help 07-28-2008, 07:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 609
Posted By pmizell
Rearview mirror R/R '98 W202

I've found discussions on older models but I'm not sure if the same routine applies to these newer mirrors. Do I simply yank/pull down on the mirror to remove it with convenience lighting in place? ...
Forum: Tech Help 07-27-2008, 10:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,329
Posted By pmizell
remove negative battery cable carefully remove...

remove negative battery cable
carefully remove airbag (torx screws in hole on either side)
remove steering wheel; undo electrical connections
replace switch
remove panel under steering wheel...
Forum: Tech Help 07-24-2008, 09:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,610
Posted By pmizell
Living in an emissions county, I've been reading...

Living in an emissions county, I've been reading up on the testing procedure prior to driving my car to the testing shop. I have 2 systems incomplete and 7 ready which would pass me here in TX but I...
Forum: Tech Help 07-24-2008, 04:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,107
Posted By pmizell
I went back to the fuse box today to check the...

I went back to the fuse box today to check the voltage and had zero (0) at both fuses! Checked again a couple of mins later and had 12.1 at both :confused: Put both fuses back in and both sides...
Forum: Tech Help 07-23-2008, 12:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,107
Posted By pmizell
After some research I got the brights to faintly...

After some research I got the brights to faintly blink a couple of times by 'vigorously exercising' the stalk back and forth which leads me to believe the combo switch is bad. Tommorrow while...
Forum: Tech Help 07-22-2008, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,107
Posted By pmizell
DOC, yes, I'm getting 12v at fuses 33/34 (L/R...

DOC, yes, I'm getting 12v at fuses 33/34 (L/R high beams) so I guess that rules out the combo switch .. could it be possible both high's are burnt out?

mpolli: I've turned off the interior lights...
Forum: Tech Help 07-21-2008, 10:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,107
Posted By pmizell
No high beams and reverse lights '98 C280

I've been chasing down some electrical issues since I purchased this car recently. As the title says, no high beams from the stalk, both flash and regular setting ... and both reverse lamps don't...
Forum: Tech Help 07-15-2008, 06:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,250
Posted By pmizell
I wedge a piece of wood up into the flywheel as...

I wedge a piece of wood up into the flywheel as suggested with no problems. Watch your knuckles and wrist when breaking that bolt loose! I think I stood on top of the breaker bar and used my foot...
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