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Forum: Mercedes Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 10-18-2010, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By mbsteve
Sorry for the missing pictures :(. Unfortunately...

Sorry for the missing pictures :(. Unfortunately I am traveling on business this week so I'll update the thread with pictures as soon as I get back.

Thanks

Steve
Forum: Mercedes Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 10-17-2010, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By mbsteve
FS OE 16x8 E500 Wheels (1994)

These are the OE wheels from my 1994 E500 and will also work on 129 series cars. I took these off in 2000 with 30,000 miles on them to install the 17" EVO's. Very Good condition, no curb rash or...
Forum: Mercedes Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 10-05-2010, 05:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 293
Posted By mbsteve
OE 1994 E500 16x8 Wheels

These are the OE wheels from my 1994 E500 and will also work on 129 series cars. I took these off in 2000 with 30,000 miles on them to install the 17" EVO's. Very Good condition, no curb rash or...
Forum: Mercedes Cars For Sale 01-12-2009, 11:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,293
Posted By mbsteve
1994 e500

Unfortunately financial challenges are forcing me to part with the best car I have ever owned. I won't repeat everything you can find about it on the forum, but it is completely loaded and all...
Forum: Mercedes Cars For Sale 12-14-2008, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,538
Posted By mbsteve
Henry, I am unfortunately in a difficult...

Henry,

I am unfortunately in a difficult financial position and was planning to get my 1994 E500 up for sale this week - at a deep discount. :( The weather here has turned butt ugly (and the...
Forum: Tech Help 11-29-2008, 03:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,927
Posted By mbsteve
I'll give the contact cleaner a try. Is there a...

I'll give the contact cleaner a try. Is there a recommended/easy way to get to the switch with the car on the ground and not up on a lift?

Thanks
Forum: Tech Help 11-28-2008, 11:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,927
Posted By mbsteve
Thanks again Arthur. I have just hit the...

Thanks again Arthur.

I have just hit the send button and ordered the new NSS, the two bushings and retainer clips. If I need anything else let me know otherwise enjoy the remainder of the...
Forum: Tech Help 11-28-2008, 10:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,927
Posted By mbsteve
Arthur (or anyone else), Obviously I...

Arthur (or anyone else),

Obviously I confirmed that the NSS was the problem by performing the gear lever wiggle in N. After two days of starting OK in either N or P, this morning it started in...
Forum: Tech Help 11-26-2008, 07:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,927
Posted By mbsteve
Thanks Arthur, I have printed out the thread for...

Thanks Arthur, I have printed out the thread for future reference. I'll be back if it rears it's ugly head and I cannot get through the process without some help.

My thanks to all.
Forum: Tech Help 11-26-2008, 07:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,927
Posted By mbsteve
Arthur - thanks, but with thanks youget more...

Arthur - thanks, but with thanks youget more questions.

Went out and re-attached the battery. Moved lever to N, turned key while aggressively wiggling the lever and presto - she starts. After...
Forum: Tech Help 11-26-2008, 06:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,927
Posted By mbsteve
OK guys - moving a little fast so let me slow...

OK guys - moving a little fast so let me slow down and recap:

All systems go, but no crank with new battery having 12.6 volts cold and full cranking amps available.
Cannot locate any connectors...
Forum: Tech Help 11-26-2008, 05:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,927
Posted By mbsteve
Arthur, I think I found it, next to a couple of...

Arthur, I think I found it, next to a couple of vacuum lines? It looks like it is directly above the steering column where it passes through the firewall.

What next?

Also found a rectangular...
Forum: Tech Help 11-26-2008, 02:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,927
Posted By mbsteve
Good inputs. Rechecked fuse number 5, looked...

Good inputs. Rechecked fuse number 5, looked good but replaced with new. Locked car from outside using key. Unlock - repeat. No start. It looks like I will need to crawl under the car to get to...
Forum: Tech Help 11-26-2008, 12:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,927
Posted By mbsteve
Thanks Mark - Do you know where I can get to the...

Thanks Mark - Do you know where I can get to the starter harness? From the top down view the starter seems to have a heat shield protecting it from the exhaust header. Do I need to figure out how...
Forum: Tech Help 11-26-2008, 11:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,927
Posted By mbsteve
OK, Here goes. Had Pep boys provide me with a...

OK, Here goes. Had Pep boys provide me with a free replacement Bosch battery. Sure enough, it has 12.65 volts static compared to the previous one that had 12.3. However, same problem. All...
Forum: Tech Help 11-25-2008, 04:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,927
Posted By mbsteve
Hi John, Trusting Pep boys is not at the top...

Hi John,

Trusting Pep boys is not at the top of my list of things to do either. I can always remember having closer to 13 volts, and thought the 12.3 was bit light. Do I need voltage or amperage...
Forum: Tech Help 11-25-2008, 04:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,927
Posted By mbsteve
1994 E500 Won't Start

Electrical gremlins or something easier. After searching and looking through several previous posts and cannot locate this one.

Last week after going to the gym at 5:00 am, I went out to my car...
Forum: Performance Paddock 09-07-2007, 05:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,155
Posted By mbsteve
2phast - sorry for the less informed response,...

2phast - sorry for the less informed response, but I did not experience any of the forward gear issues you mention, I just lost reverse. Would the symptoms and and the cure be the same anyway? I did...
Forum: Performance Paddock 09-07-2007, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,155
Posted By mbsteve
Good question evil - it is slipping, and of...

Good question evil - it is slipping, and of course it there is any type of incline it will not move. On the level I can gingerly get it to roll back. If the valve body is dirty, or if there is some...
Forum: Tech Help 09-05-2007, 10:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 482
Posted By mbsteve
Thanks Larry. I did a search, but I'm afraid I...

Thanks Larry. I did a search, but I'm afraid I have grown more confused. Other than the dealer (who for a variety of reasons I do not have a good relationship with) there are not any local shops to...
Forum: Performance Paddock 09-05-2007, 10:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,155
Posted By mbsteve
:( Not good news 2phast. i was hopping for...

:( Not good news 2phast. i was hopping for something more optimistic as the budget does not include a tranny expense for awhile. BTW, very nice website.

Any other idea's/suggestions to take...
Forum: Performance Paddock 09-05-2007, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,155
Posted By mbsteve
'94 E500 Tranny Slip

Help!! :eek:

My 1994 E500 is not "grabbing" when I put the shifter in reverse. Fluid level is correct (there are two levels on the dip stick, it is full where it says "180", the higher of the...
Forum: Tech Help 09-05-2007, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 482
Posted By mbsteve
'94 E500 Tranny Slip

Help!! :eek:

My 1994 E500 is not "grabbing" when I put the shifter in reverse. Fluid level is correct (there are two levels on the dip stick, it is full where it says "180", the higher of the...
Forum: Tech Help 05-25-2007, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 646
Posted By mbsteve
You were right again Salty - the problem is gone...

You were right again Salty - the problem is gone and she is running like a cool champion. I think the main point I did not pick up on earlier was the slow process of refilling and the time and...
Forum: Tech Help 05-24-2007, 11:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 646
Posted By mbsteve
You are brilliant!!:) Followed your advise...

You are brilliant!!:)

Followed your advise and drained about one gallon from the bottom of the radiator, pulled the top hose - it sounded like a vacuum cleaner. Started the process over and went...
Forum: Tech Help 05-24-2007, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 646
Posted By mbsteve
Thanks for the air lock info, but let me expand. ...

Thanks for the air lock info, but let me expand. I filled the expansion tank and started the car - but nothing drained from the tank into the radiator like I thought it would. I then mad a bone...
Forum: Tech Help 05-24-2007, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 646
Posted By mbsteve
Thanks David. Any idea why it is suddenly...

Thanks David.

Any idea why it is suddenly frozen? Is there any way to get it to open without replacing it?
Forum: Tech Help 05-24-2007, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 646
Posted By mbsteve
E500/M119 w/Cooling issue

I replaced my radiator and all of the cooling hoses (except the short one from the water pump to the manifold). Following the Shops advice and procedures, there were a few bloody knuckles but it...
Forum: Tech Help 05-23-2007, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,122
Posted By mbsteve
Thanks for the tip, but I got it done with lots...

Thanks for the tip, but I got it done with lots of foul language and brute force. Hopefully there will be no more issues and I will not have to relive this nightmare!!
Forum: Tech Help 05-23-2007, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,122
Posted By mbsteve
E500/M119 Water pump hose

Hi all,

I cannot seem to get the short 90 degree hose from the water pump to the thermostat installed. It is short, stiff, and my hands are bleeding away. After 3 hours of trying I cannot get it...
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