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Forum: Tech Help 02-02-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 832
Posted By J. M. van Swaay
I have Bosch generics with soldered wires on both...

I have Bosch generics with soldered wires on both my E320's--they seem to work just fine.

I also find the bit about "sucking reference air through the wires" hard to believe.


J. M. van Swaay
Forum: Tech Help 08-08-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,677
Posted By J. M. van Swaay
A faulty coil may or may not result in a code on...

A faulty coil may or may not result in a code on the M104. From my experience, a defective coil that causes rough running at idle, and/or miss under acceleration will not result in a stored...
Forum: Tech Help 07-26-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,307
Posted By J. M. van Swaay
Might want to check to make sure you have proper...

Might want to check to make sure you have proper spark plugs. ONLY Bosch F8DC4 or non plat non resister equivalent. The M104 uses a waste spark ignition system--anything other than non resistor non...
Forum: Tech Help 04-13-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 590
Posted By J. M. van Swaay
Start circuit and some gauges (temp, oil, maybe...

Start circuit and some gauges (temp, oil, maybe one one other, can't remember for sure) share common circuit breaker. Think it's fuse number 5 or J... again can't remember for sure......

Just...
Forum: Tech Help 10-07-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 862
Posted By J. M. van Swaay
email sent

email sent
Forum: Tech Help 10-04-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 862
Posted By J. M. van Swaay
Bought the lock tool....... There are two styles...

Bought the lock tool....... There are two styles of lock tools, one inserts at the bottom of the transmission, the other takes the place of the starter motor. I have the one that takes the place of...
Forum: Tech Help 08-18-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,015
Posted By J. M. van Swaay
Oops, forgot picture. It's in post 12 of this...

Oops, forgot picture. It's in post 12 of this thread:

http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/tech-help/278442-94-e320-transmission-rebuild.html
Forum: Tech Help 08-18-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,015
Posted By J. M. van Swaay
See picture..... B3 clutch pack thickness...

See picture.....

B3 clutch pack thickness can be measured without any further disassembly. FSM describes how to make this measurement. If I remember correctly, the fix for an off spec condition...
Forum: Tech Help 08-17-2012, 10:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,015
Posted By J. M. van Swaay
B1 must be removed. B2 can stay in place if all...

B1 must be removed. B2 can stay in place if all you want to do is replace the B3 discs. When I did this job (3 times now--I have 3 124's with the 722.3xx) I replaced all of the seals and that...
Forum: Tech Help 08-11-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,029
Posted By J. M. van Swaay
Don't know about your make and model, but 94/95...

Don't know about your make and model, but 94/95 124's have radios that change volume with vehicle speed. Accordingly, the VSS is available at the connector to the back of the radio head unit. Very...
Forum: Tech Help 07-13-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,603
Posted By J. M. van Swaay
Fuse check is good suggestion. Can't remember...

Fuse check is good suggestion. Can't remember for sure but I think fuse 5 feeds the starter circuit.

Also might want to try to start with transmission in neutral. If it starts, problem is likely...
Forum: Tech Help 05-11-2012, 11:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 797
Posted By J. M. van Swaay
No reverse problem is almost certainly worn out...

No reverse problem is almost certainly worn out B3 clutch discs. Fix requires transmission to be removed and disassembled. If you don't DIY, figure a minimum of $2000 for a shop to do it.

J. M....
Forum: Tech Help 05-11-2012, 11:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,443
Posted By J. M. van Swaay
Idle surges are sometimes a symptom of a bad...

Idle surges are sometimes a symptom of a bad throttle actuator. The wires in the throttle actuator suffer from the same insulation decay problem as the engine wire harness. You might try and see if...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 05-01-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 398
Posted By J. M. van Swaay
FS 1995 E320 steering wheel

1995 E320 steering wheel.

Good condition--the leather finish has been wet sanded and no longer has the gloss look. I'm very very picky, so I replaced with new. This would make a good replacement...
Forum: Tech Help 05-01-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,399
Posted By J. M. van Swaay
I had a front end clunk in my 95 E320 wagon. ...

I had a front end clunk in my 95 E320 wagon. Cured after replacing front sway bar bushings. Inexpensive parts and about an hour labor....... Think I'd try this first.

J. M. van Swaay
Forum: Tech Help 04-21-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,652
Posted By J. M. van Swaay
I've had 4 separate instances of rough running...

I've had 4 separate instances of rough running that were corrected with a coil swap. In all 4 cases, no codes were present. Is it possible for a coil to be "weak" enough to cause run problems, but...
Forum: Tech Help 03-24-2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,231
Posted By J. M. van Swaay
I initially thought this was a fan clutch problem...

I initially thought this was a fan clutch problem as well. I did the "newspaper" test--couldn't stop it when coolant temp in the 100 degree range. Could stop it when engine first started cold.

I...
Forum: Tech Help 03-24-2012, 12:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 747
Posted By J. M. van Swaay
You're not missing anything. Freeze plug and...

You're not missing anything. Freeze plug and cover do the same thing. You can use one or the other or both. Only place for the freeze plug and or cover is the extra port on the back of the pump. ...
Forum: Tech Help 03-23-2012, 11:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,231
Posted By J. M. van Swaay
I have the resistor also, but that won't help if...

I have the resistor also, but that won't help if there is a problem with coolant flow.
Forum: Tech Help 03-23-2012, 11:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,231
Posted By J. M. van Swaay
Creeps up to 105ish..... Last summer during very...

Creeps up to 105ish..... Last summer during very hot weather (100 F) with AC on and at highway speed, my temps would creep up to between 100 and 110.

I know that a properly functioning cooling...
Forum: Tech Help 03-21-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,231
Posted By J. M. van Swaay
1994 E320 water pump impeller

My 94 E320 is running slightly warmer than it should. Seems to warm up when sitting at idle, then returns to normal at higher engine RPM. All the standard items have checked good. (hoses,...
Forum: Tech Help 02-10-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 847
Posted By J. M. van Swaay
Might be neutral safety switch or might be #5...

Might be neutral safety switch or might be #5 fuse. Do a search, both are common faults.

J. M. van Swaay
Forum: Tech Help 01-07-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,519
Posted By J. M. van Swaay
The debris in the picture look like pieces of the...

The debris in the picture look like pieces of the valve body separator plate gasket. It's a thick paper like gasket that sometimes tears/breaks apart during removal........

J. M. van Swaay
Forum: Tech Help 12-17-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,777
Posted By J. M. van Swaay
In the case of my 94 E320 Wagon (with dust...

In the case of my 94 E320 Wagon (with dust filter) it was possible to buy a Bosch replacement motor without the cages. It does take a little fiddling to remove the cages from the old blower assembly...
Forum: Tech Help 11-16-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,862
Posted By J. M. van Swaay
If I remember correctly, the FSM describes a...

If I remember correctly, the FSM describes a measurement that can be made to insure the TC is fully seated. I'll see if I can find the reference. I seem to remember it involved laying a...
Forum: Tech Help 11-16-2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,862
Posted By J. M. van Swaay
Yes, there is a retainer. If the tranny is...

Yes, there is a retainer. If the tranny is sitting rightside up on the floor or bench, you might not see it. It's a black plug like thing--takes a quarter turn to remove it. Its purpose is to...
Forum: Tech Help 11-13-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,940
Posted By J. M. van Swaay
.......Pearl black with a black interior............

.......Pearl black with a black interior......... Darn the luck.
Forum: Tech Help 11-13-2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,940
Posted By J. M. van Swaay
Funny you should ask. I've been looking for a...

Funny you should ask. I've been looking for a cabriolet off and on for the last 2-3 years.

Any chance yours is pearl black or brilliant silver with a grey interior?
Forum: Tech Help 11-11-2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,940
Posted By J. M. van Swaay
Oops, picture didn't upload. Here's a link...

Oops, picture didn't upload. Here's a link instead:

PeachParts FastLane Mercedes Parts Store...
Forum: Tech Help 11-11-2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,940
Posted By J. M. van Swaay
If the transmission was recently...

If the transmission was recently removed/reinstalled to replace the B3 friction discs, the bowden cable/upshift delay actuator would also have been disconnected/reconnected. If during that process...
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