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Forum: Tech Help 10-23-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By EricSilver
Thanks again. I had it checked out today...

Thanks again.

I had it checked out today and all was tight -- except for the left tie rod lock nut, which the aligners did not secure!

Still is not as tight as I would like, with about a...
Forum: Tech Help 10-22-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By EricSilver
Thank you. I did not know for sure it had...

Thank you. I did not know for sure it had bushings but now a lot is starting to make sense. Here is what immediately preceded it:

1. Right side inner and outer tie rods (about two months ago)....
Forum: Tech Help 10-19-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By EricSilver
Are 2001 W210 Steering Racks the same for E320 and E430?

Car: 2001 E430 4Matic

I a may need to replace my steering rack on my '01 E430 due to some noticeable play. Pelican lists the same part number for the E320 and E430 4Matics (Part #:...
Forum: Tech Help 07-11-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,967
Posted By EricSilver
OK, my numbers, using the Harbor Freight...

OK, my numbers, using the Harbor Freight manifold:

Conditions:
Engine - Hot
Ambient - mid-90's

Final Readings:

Compressor Off
High Side: 150 PSI
Forum: Tech Help 05-25-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,967
Posted By EricSilver
This is all voodoo to me, but I am becoming...

This is all voodoo to me, but I am becoming increasingly concerned that the compressor itself could be at fault.

Additionally, it is possible I introduced air into the system when I added some...
Forum: Tech Help 05-23-2018, 11:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,967
Posted By EricSilver
All those reading are from CCU. Last pressure...

All those reading are from CCU. Last pressure reading done at low pressure port, about a week ago, was 40-45 PSI at 1500 rpm

It would seem to be behaving the way a system that pumps fluid would...
Forum: Tech Help 05-23-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,967
Posted By EricSilver
FWIW, I just installed a Uro brand door check...

FWIW, I just installed a Uro brand door check strap and it works just fine. Cannot speak for their sensors, of course.

For the past few days, I have been driving with a thermometer (accurate,...
Forum: Tech Help 05-23-2018, 01:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 443
Posted By EricSilver
If the ESP/ABS/BAS faults occur in the same...

If the ESP/ABS/BAS faults occur in the same location(s), check your outer tie rods.

Late last year I began throwing ESP/ABS/BAS codes on the exact same stretch of road. It was so predictable...
Forum: Tech Help 05-22-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 891
Posted By EricSilver
Resurrecting a 10 year-old thread. :D I...

Resurrecting a 10 year-old thread. :D

I replaced my drivers-side check strap today. About 7 months ago, I had the same noise and two loose bolts (above and below the oval hole where the strap...
Forum: Tech Help 05-18-2018, 11:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,967
Posted By EricSilver
Interesting you should say that. Once I...

Interesting you should say that.

Once I was monitoring evaporator temps and could feel the air from the center vent get colder while the evap temp reading (71 degrees) did not budge, while the...
Forum: Tech Help 05-18-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,967
Posted By EricSilver
Based on the chart, my charge (using gauge on...

Based on the chart, my charge (using gauge on low-side) is full to slightly over-full.

The issue I have is the compressor will kick in, refrigerant pressure rises, evaporator temps fall, then a...
Forum: Tech Help 05-18-2018, 01:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,967
Posted By EricSilver
UPDATE Installed a new fan (just the left...

UPDATE
Installed a new fan (just the left w/motor) and that issue is resolved. The swap was easy, fast and surprise-free.

The new fan is by Vemo; smooth and silent. The old fan felt "lumpy"...
Forum: Tech Help 05-10-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,967
Posted By EricSilver
There is definitely power at the fan plugs. ...

There is definitely power at the fan plugs. Readings on the meter increase/decrease with observed engine speeds, and CCU readings -- with one exception:

At the 21.1 level, the voltage at the...
Forum: Tech Help 05-09-2018, 11:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,967
Posted By EricSilver
I am changing oil tomorrow so voltage probe is my...

I am changing oil tomorrow so voltage probe is my next step.

So far, the CCU readout has reflected what is happening with fans, refrigerant pressure, and evap temp, albeit with a delay of a few...
Forum: Tech Help 05-09-2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,967
Posted By EricSilver
It reminds me of an old electric train set I...

It reminds me of an old electric train set I have. Over the years, more and more current is required to move the locomotive, presumably because of dust and dried-out lubrication in the motor.

I...
Forum: Tech Help 05-09-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,967
Posted By EricSilver
Spinning by hand, with the belt on, both fans...

Spinning by hand, with the belt on, both fans will rotate freely, for a couple of seconds. At most, I hear a faint squeak on the driven one -- but when I first heard it last week, it was very loud,...
Forum: Tech Help 05-09-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,967
Posted By EricSilver
Great. I will go ahead and plan on replacing the...

Great. I will go ahead and plan on replacing the left motor, or perhaps the whole unit.

This weekend will be in the 90's here, so I will check the refrig pressure again then.

Thanks for...
Forum: Tech Help 05-09-2018, 01:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,967
Posted By EricSilver
Aux Fans and A/C Issues

Car: 2001 E430

I force-started my aux fans by holding both AUTO buttons down for 30 - 33 seconds, with the engine running. Then I displayed Climate Control status codes (by holding REST button...
Forum: Tech Help 05-04-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 980
Posted By EricSilver
The second nasty surprise: You must assemble the...

The second nasty surprise: You must assemble the sensor socket!

There are three components: The plastic socket housing; 2 metal plugs (for the sensor prongs); and 2 rubber grommets.

The...
Forum: Tech Help 05-03-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 980
Posted By EricSilver
*** UPDATE **** Fans are running...

*** UPDATE ****

Fans are running intermittently.

I read that banging them could bring them to life. I used the climate control to to start them, lightly pounded the left one (with the motor)...
Forum: Tech Help 05-03-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 980
Posted By EricSilver
Ran the tests and I assume 1 to 4 refer to these:...

Ran the tests and I assume 1 to 4 refer to these:

B1226 - In-car temperature sensor (B10/4)
B1227 - Outside temperature indicator temperature sensor (B14)
B1228 - Heater core temperature...
Forum: Tech Help 05-03-2018, 12:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 980
Posted By EricSilver
You mean the panel that I open to change the fog...

You mean the panel that I open to change the fog light bulbs? Never considered that -- thanks!

I am just hoping it does not come to that.
Forum: Tech Help 05-02-2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 980
Posted By EricSilver
OK. :) Also as Sixto noted, the control...

OK. :)

Also as Sixto noted, the control unit is indeed on the drivers side -- in a very inaccessible place under the headlight between the bumper and wheel well. (Requires an inspection mirror...
Forum: Tech Help 05-02-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 980
Posted By EricSilver
I believe the gauge is accurate. It is behaving...

I believe the gauge is accurate. It is behaving as it has for years, except now it reaches 100+, something it has never done before.

Both fans spin freely by hand -- turning one turns both. I...
Forum: Tech Help 05-02-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 980
Posted By EricSilver
Yes, I see it -- an inverted U-clip that I will...

Yes, I see it -- an inverted U-clip that I will pry up using a long screwdriver. As I will almost certainly drop the clip, I hope it is magnetic. :o

Thanks, to both of you.

New question: ...
Forum: Tech Help 05-02-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 980
Posted By EricSilver
Replacing Coolant Temp Sensor on E430

Car: 2001 E430

How do I replace the coolant temp sensor on my E430? I can see it in plain view but suspect it clips into place, as there is no bolt hole on the new sensor's housing.

I just...
Forum: Tech Help 02-27-2018, 02:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 528
Posted By EricSilver
Although I don't hear any clunking I do hear what...

Although I don't hear any clunking I do hear what sounds like ball bearings rolling, on sharp turns.

What I might also do is have the cheap axles installed temporarily, send my originals to a...
Forum: Tech Help 02-26-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 528
Posted By EricSilver
GKN/Loebro Axles -- Any Experience

Just saw them in the parts section:

https://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog/SuperCat/3862/MBZ_3862_SUSAXL_pg1.htm#item0

Says original OEM and has German flag, and the very brief research I have...
Forum: Tech Help 02-16-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 556
Posted By EricSilver
( unless the "cylinder ID sensor" the tutorial...

( unless the "cylinder ID sensor" the tutorial refers to is also the crank sensor. As I said it's confusing and even misleading..)
Forum: Tech Help 02-16-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 556
Posted By EricSilver
I know, and if you read the Pelican Parts...

I know, and if you read the Pelican Parts response to Jack, which is also reiterated in the Bold text at the end of the article, it says that the sensor shown in the pictures is not the one that...
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