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Forum: Tech Help 07-09-2005, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,505
Posted By joelpdavis
RE: W140 500SEL front end shimmy

It sure did. The car also handled much better too.
Joel
:o
Forum: Tech Help 07-18-2004, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,574
Posted By joelpdavis
W140 - Which Wiring Harness?

I have a 92 500SEL W140; Has a ton of the same problems most of the W140 owners have related to a faulty wiring harness:

I get DTC's for all sorts of components that actually work fine. Some...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 01-25-2004, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,920
Posted By joelpdavis
RE: W107 saggin in rear

I called Phillip at the Mercedesshop.com and he suggested I replace the rear coil springs since I had already done the shocks all around.
I should recevie them in a few days; when I replace them,...
Forum: Tech Help 01-24-2004, 04:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,298
Posted By joelpdavis
Not sure if this applies to the 400E, but my W140...

Not sure if this applies to the 400E, but my W140 S500 has a similar problem and the Throttle accuation module is the culprit. Additionally, it could be the wiring harness that ultimately controls...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 01-22-2004, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,920
Posted By joelpdavis
W107 77 450sl Rear suspension sags

I have a 77 450sl that has the rear of the car sagging lower than the front of the car.
Is this a normal sagging in the springs?
Would this also effect the poos braking (skidding) oif the front...
Forum: Tech Help 12-18-2003, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,069
Posted By joelpdavis
Control Arm Bushings 300E

Just as Jason said:
"I had to replace all front suspension bushings on my 1990 300TE.
Most of these bushings are relatively inexpensive. I suggest doing all of them. If you have a mixture of worn...
Forum: Tech Help 12-08-2003, 09:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,886
Posted By joelpdavis
Jim, Your reply is extremely informative. ...

Jim,

Your reply is extremely informative. Thank you. After I left the smog place I took it to a Mercedes only shop and they too didn't know why the DTC's were still in memory after re-starting...
Forum: Tech Help 12-08-2003, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,886
Posted By joelpdavis
Sorry, I should have been more specific: The...

Sorry, I should have been more specific:
The codes activating the check engine light were two O2 sensor codes, an airpump code, and misfiring code, some emergency mode code, a cam timing error, and...
Forum: Tech Help 12-08-2003, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,077
Posted By joelpdavis
W140 BOSE amp

As an owner of a 92 500SEL who replaced the entire audio system, I strongly urge you to only have a qualified audio technician like LaJolla Audio work on your car. I live in the bay area and I have...
Forum: Tech Help 12-08-2003, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,886
Posted By joelpdavis
W140 Clear scan codes FAILED

Can someone shed some light on this problem:

Last week I took my car (here in CA) to have it smog-checked and the check engine light was on requiring the station to clear the codes prior to...
Forum: Tech Help 01-16-2002, 01:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,891
Posted By joelpdavis
guide tolerances

While I don't disagree that out of tolerance valve guides drink a bit of oil, I do happen to think that if the oil consumption is not a problem and the seals do a fair job at reducing this - the cost...
Forum: Tech Help 01-16-2002, 12:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,891
Posted By joelpdavis
valve guide clearance

Capn C,
Sure did. don't remember the actual clearance, but it was the typical just out of bounds number. I guess what happens is since the stem height is a bit small, the area gets too hot and...
Forum: Tech Help 01-16-2002, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 921
Posted By joelpdavis
Steering noice

Jayhawk,

Have you checked your power steering fluid?

I just recently replaced the upper control arms, lower ball jts, tie-rods, drag link, stab' link, shocks, sway bar bushings, brakes, and...
Forum: Tech Help 01-16-2002, 10:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,891
Posted By joelpdavis
Oil Consumption

I've replaced the valve seals on my '88 300E too. The oil consumption stopped for ...say 20K miles, then slowly creeped up to the usual 1 quart/2000 miles.
nice post.

Joel
Forum: Tech Help 12-23-2001, 04:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 795
Posted By joelpdavis
Dash Cluster

Sure sounds like the "Dash Cluster" problem the 92 - 95 models have.
Does it act strangly with the lights flashing now and then?

The replacement cluster has a digital odo and retails (I think)...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 12-18-2001, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,278
Posted By joelpdavis
Unhappy DO NOT GO HERE

Whatever you do, DO NOT GO TO RACE AND ROCK IN FREMONT.
They screwed up my W140 500SEL and still have not delivered my CD Changer -
Off to small claims court!
Joel
Forum: Tech Help 12-18-2001, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,505
Posted By joelpdavis
Lightbulb 92 500sel W140 - DIY - front end bushings

My 92 500SEL has all the typical front end problems: Shimmy at 60mph, very loose to drive, tires wear out, slight wobble etc...
So I decided to order (of course from your fabulous part shop) front...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 12-18-2001, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,120
Posted By joelpdavis
Lightbulb W140 - 1992500SEL BOSE Systenm

I had the bright idea of installing a complete Kenwood navigation and visual audio system in my car (92' 500SEL); well it didn't work out too well from an amplifier standpoint.
As it stands now, I...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 10-05-2001, 03:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,309
Posted By joelpdavis
W140 92 500SEL- Need help: New complete audio system

Folks,
I've just ordered the Kenwood KVT910 and the DV-2100 :D and need forum help with the following:
1. Can the head unit still drive the existing amps/speakers? Is there a wiring diagram...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 10-05-2001, 03:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,065
Posted By joelpdavis
RE: 140 CD Changer

Chris,
My W140 500SEL 92 has a CD changer in trunk. ...and in fact, I am in the process of completely changing the audio system and will have the system available for sale.
Joel
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 10-04-2001, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,147
Posted By joelpdavis
Upgrading W140 to COMPLETE audio/visual system

Flipsyde,
Did you ever upgrade your system?
I am just seconds away from ordering the Kenwood DV-2100 Navigation System and the KVT-910 head unit with 6.5" screen for my 92 500SEL.
What I'm need...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 09-29-2001, 09:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 620
Posted By joelpdavis
Lightbulb Navigation System for S500

Hi folks,
It's been over a year since I've seen any threads on a non-OEM nav system. My question is: Does anyone have a recommendation on a good system that will also accommodate DVD and act as a...
Forum: Tech Help 08-22-2001, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,674
Posted By joelpdavis
Lightbulb Back support bags

Any idea which port on the pump is the back support.
I show
SK VL VR HD HL HR

Thanks in advance.
Joel
Forum: Tech Help 08-22-2001, 02:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,674
Posted By joelpdavis
Unhappy Me tooooooo W140 92500sel bad pump

I too have a bad pump and was just about to order a new one from mercedesshop.com. Does anyone know if the recall applies to my old one or not?
Thanks in advance. Joel
92-500SEL
Forum: Tech Help 03-05-2001, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,882
Posted By joelpdavis
OK, Bad Voltage again!

I shouldn't be surprised...but I am.
I put a new battery in the 500 and now I haven't been able to get the ASR/ABS light to go on. Go figure!
The battery seemed a bit weak and was 4 years old, but...
Forum: Tech Help 02-07-2001, 12:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,882
Posted By joelpdavis
THE Final Lowdown

Hi folks,
Here's the lowdown on what happened.

1. The ASR/ABS light went on due to a blown fuse probably due to the air pump pulley melting and shorting out (same fuse).
2. The air pump pulley...
Forum: Tech Help 01-24-2001, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,882
Posted By joelpdavis
ASR/ABS light mystery

I'll get back to everyone tomorrow with my findings on the serpentine belt. Right now, the pwr steering seems sluggish, wtr temp gauge out, ASR/ABS lt on..... and I smell something burning....like...
Forum: Tech Help 01-23-2001, 08:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 995
Posted By joelpdavis
aftermarket bearing

Thanks for the info.
I'll post when I get it done.
Joel
Forum: Tech Help 01-23-2001, 08:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,882
Posted By joelpdavis
Folks, I have read up on all the fabulous...

Folks,
I have read up on all the fabulous information on the ABS and ASR problems on the forum, but still can't make out what might be some of the problems:
First, the ABS and ASR light came on...
Forum: Tech Help 01-21-2001, 07:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 995
Posted By joelpdavis
Does anyone know if this pulley can be removed...

Does anyone know if this pulley can be removed without removing the air pump? Is it easily done?
If I have to remove the whole pump, any tricks for a DIY?

Many thanks in advance for help.
Joel
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