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Forum: Tech Help 08-04-2007, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By jimSF
Ok will check operation of the air pump as soon...

Ok will check operation of the air pump as soon as I locate it!:)
Forum: Tech Help 08-03-2007, 11:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By jimSF
Sorry. It is a 1995 S420, so it is a 119.xx...

Sorry. It is a 1995 S420, so it is a 119.xx engine. Yes, I am reading the code by simply counting the LED lights.
Forum: Tech Help 08-03-2007, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By jimSF
Smile Fault Code 4 Keeps Coming Back w140

Does anyone have any suggestions on what items to check for a persistent Code 4 showing up? I have checked the vacuum hoses in my W140 '95 and found one that was disconnected several weeks ago,...
Forum: Tech Help 05-15-2002, 08:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,292
Posted By jimSF
blackmercedes, Now that MB and Chrysler are...

blackmercedes,

Now that MB and Chrysler are in bed together, should we expect MB trannies to conk out more, or Chrysler trannies to get better?

-just wondrin"
Forum: Tech Help 04-03-2002, 08:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 563
Posted By jimSF
Temp Indicator W140

The temp indicator (Dash console) on my S420 '95 works but is no longer illuminated. Does anyone know if I can replace the bulb on this??

Thanks in advance.
Forum: Tech Help 02-06-2002, 02:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,233
Posted By jimSF
Hi Pete, I now have 128K on my 95 S420 and...

Hi Pete,

I now have 128K on my 95 S420 and have been really fortunate not to have any problems since I bought it at 101K last year.

I had a scare with the evaporator earlier and I thought there...
Forum: Tech Help 01-23-2002, 07:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 509
Posted By jimSF
Question Kick down on S420

Hi Folks,

Question on an S420 95, 127K miles:

When loaded or going uphill, I notice that when I "floor" the accelerator, sometimes the car kicks down to the lower gear and "skips" or hesitates...
Forum: Tech Help 09-04-2001, 07:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,574
Posted By jimSF
Harness replacement

Jay...
I agree with the last post. Try to approach a dealer and see if the service bulletin on the harness covers your engine - then try to get a reimbursement or something. My mechanic verified...
Forum: Tech Help 09-04-2001, 02:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,574
Posted By jimSF
Wire harness FYI

Mercedes extended the warranty on Wire Harnesses to 125,000 miles. If you haven't done the repair, you might save $512 by taking it to a dealer.-jim
Forum: Tech Help 07-30-2001, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,343
Posted By jimSF
Ditto to all of the above. This summer I...

Ditto to all of the above.

This summer I added r134 to my s420 '95 without any problems. Got a kit and some bottles of freon from Autozone. I's quite a simple procedure.
Forum: Tech Help 07-27-2001, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 773
Posted By jimSF
Hi folks, In my s420 1995, the MAX setting...

Hi folks,

In my s420 1995, the MAX setting for the AC blower merely blows a negligible amount of air through the vents. My brother's C-class blows his hairpiece out of place at the MAX setting.
...
Forum: Tech Help 06-05-2001, 03:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 734
Posted By jimSF
Does anyone know the real deal on w140 wiring...

Does anyone know the real deal on w140 wiring harness??

I have heard from several independent mechanics that these should be replaced on my 1995 s420 because of factory defects. My dealer...
Forum: Tech Help 04-09-2001, 09:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,522
Posted By jimSF
I had exactly the same problem with my 95 s420. ...

I had exactly the same problem with my 95 s420. I unscrewed the plastic cover that houses the latch mechanism and found out that one of the rivets that holds the latch in place was sheared off. I...
Forum: Tech Help 03-15-2001, 09:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 597
Posted By jimSF
Hi guys, Should I be concerned if my SRS...

Hi guys,

Should I be concerned if my SRS light remains lit for around 2 minutes after each start before it goes off? The car manual says that it will usually turn off after a few seconds. I...
Forum: Tech Help 03-13-2001, 10:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 515
Posted By jimSF
Hi folks, Last night the check engine light...

Hi folks,

Last night the check engine light came on on my 95 S420 (105,000 miles). Is there a way to know which component or sensor might be malfunctioning without taking the car to the dealer?
...
Forum: Tech Help 03-07-2001, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,238
Posted By jimSF
I'd have to agree with Alon. I recently changed...

I'd have to agree with Alon. I recently changed the plugs on my 95s420 and did not spend the $35 for the spark plug puller. One of the plastic plug boots broke and I was left with the spark plug...
Forum: Tech Help 02-27-2001, 04:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,037
Posted By jimSF
This happened to me on a japanese car, so I don't...

This happened to me on a japanese car, so I don't know if it would be applicable. I simply drove the car (slowly) on the remaining functional lug nuts to the nearest Big-O tire store and they...
Forum: Tech Help 02-21-2001, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,084
Posted By jimSF
I recently purchased a 95 S420 and it constantly...

I recently purchased a 95 S420 and it constantly operates at 80C in any traffic condition - if that helps.
Forum: Tech Help 02-21-2001, 11:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 595
Posted By jimSF
-did my first minor tune up on my 95 s420 without...

-did my first minor tune up on my 95 s420 without the spark plug puller tool recommended by some of the wiser folks in this forum. Sure enough, I end up breaking the orange plastic handle on the...
Forum: Tech Help 02-16-2001, 02:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 978
Posted By jimSF
Akry & MarkL, I tried holding down the...

Akry & MarkL,

I tried holding down the button as suggested but it didn't work. Although I can certainly live without the "one-touch/express" function on this one window, my engineering instincts...
Forum: Tech Help 02-16-2001, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 978
Posted By jimSF
Perhaps the more analytical minds among us can...

Perhaps the more analytical minds among us can solve this puzzle:

95 S420:
-All power windows work up and down;
-One rear window's express up/down does not, but the express on the others do...
Forum: Tech Help 02-12-2001, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,280
Posted By jimSF
Hi Folks, 1995 S420: When I wash my...

Hi Folks,
1995 S420:
When I wash my windshield, there is very little pressure that shoots the fluid out of the nipples. There are three sets of jets in my car; the rightmost set simply shoots off...
Forum: Tech Help 01-25-2001, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 578
Posted By jimSF
My 1995 s420 has a peculiar "mouse-like" squeak...

My 1995 s420 has a peculiar "mouse-like" squeak coming from the dashboard instrument cluster cover every time I hit the slightest bump - and seems to be getting worse! I sometimes hold down the top...
Forum: Tech Help 01-15-2001, 05:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,233
Posted By jimSF
roas, I found a company on the web: ...

roas,

I found a company on the web:
http://www.autowarranties.com/index.shtml

They gave me quote of $795 for Mechanical(5 yrs, 100K miles extended) and $1200 for Components (2 yrs, 24,000...
Forum: Tech Help 01-15-2001, 01:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,233
Posted By jimSF
Longston, Turnne1, Kuan, Jylee, 420SEL, Ashman...

Longston, Turnne1, Kuan, Jylee, 420SEL, Ashman --thank you all for the input. I truly appreciate the information.-jimSF
Forum: Tech Help 01-12-2001, 02:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,233
Posted By jimSF
Just bought a 95 S420 with 102K miles. The car...

Just bought a 95 S420 with 102K miles. The car seems to be running without any problems. I am considering purchasing a MB warranty for maybe a couple of years "just in case". Good idea?? Any...
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