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Forum: Tech Help 11-06-2016, 01:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By HarryM
It might be reverse thread. Look in a workshop...

It might be reverse thread.
Look in a workshop manual to make sure.
Forum: Tech Help 05-12-2016, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By HarryM
The horn has a relay, i.e. the horn button...

The horn has a relay, i.e. the horn button doesn't directly activate the horn.

Would water still play a role if there is a relay?
Forum: Tech Help 05-12-2016, 03:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By HarryM
2001 CLK320 blows horn fuse

CLK320 157000 miles

The horn fuse (#40) has blown for the third time in two months. What can be causing this?

All switches on the steering wheel work. Is it possible that only the horn wires...
Forum: Tech Help 11-26-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By HarryM
The link to the picture didn't work. Trying...

The link to the picture didn't work.
Trying again.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/75502059@N02/
Forum: Tech Help 11-26-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By HarryM
This should not happen to a Mercedes

2009 SL550 (R230). The inside door handle is loose. I have everything apart but still can't take out the door panel. There is at least one fastener somewhere behind the grab handle holding it. The...
Forum: Tech Help 10-19-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 537
Posted By HarryM
M119 Air Pump Removal

1992 400SE M119

How does the air pump come out? From the top or the bottom? From the bottom the anti roll bar is in the way. From the top the radiator fan is. Removing the distributor cap might...
Forum: Tech Help 08-18-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 866
Posted By HarryM
It was the battery. I left it on the charger for...

It was the battery. I left it on the charger for about 4 hours. It picked up enough juice to start the engine. Glad it wasn't the starter. Replacing it is hell on earth.
Forum: Tech Help 08-18-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 525
Posted By HarryM
Only 500SE and 500SEL have self leveling...

Only 500SE and 500SEL have self leveling suspension.
Forum: Tech Help 08-18-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 866
Posted By HarryM
SL550 not starting. Battery or starter?

2009 SL550 42000 miles.

My daughter went to a shopping center, came out 15 minutes later, pushed the start button and heard just a click.
Normally to diagnose if the problem is the battery or...
Forum: Tech Help 07-20-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 616
Posted By HarryM
Thanks Paul. The fuel filter was the subject...

Thanks Paul.

The fuel filter was the subject of my post. On this car it's not where you would normally expect it, i.e. near the right rear wheel.

I did a coolant change, which took a while, and...
Forum: Tech Help 07-19-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 616
Posted By HarryM
SL550 fuel filter location?

On 2009 SL550 where is the fuel filter?

Thanks
Forum: Tech Help 07-09-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 708
Posted By HarryM
Yes. It was Bosch.

Yes. It was Bosch.
Forum: Tech Help 07-09-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 708
Posted By HarryM
My daughter's CLK320 (2001) had a similar problem...

My daughter's CLK320 (2001) had a similar problem at 103,000 miles. Occasionally it would stall while idling at traffic lights, but would restart OK. Finally it died in front of the house, and was...
Forum: Tech Help 03-07-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 817
Posted By HarryM
Clean the windshield really well with Meguiar's...

Clean the windshield really well with Meguiar's Paint Cleaner, or a similar product, then apply Rain-X.
Forum: Tech Help 02-01-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 559
Posted By HarryM
The pump is being replaced because it's not...

The pump is being replaced because it's not putting out enough pressure and the gas is not circulating. The evaporator pipe is not cold.

The system was evacuated and re-charged just a few days...
Forum: Tech Help 01-31-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 559
Posted By HarryM
C230 Replacing Air Conditioning Compressor

2000 C230K

What precautions are necessary when replacing the air conditioning compressor?

Does the receiver dryer have to be replaced?

Should any sealer be used on the O-rings?

What is...
Forum: Tech Help 12-23-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 616
Posted By HarryM
You should be able to pull out the radiator...

You should be able to pull out the radiator without disturbing the air conditioning.

You may have to discconnect the transmission cooling lines though.
Forum: Tech Help 11-02-2013, 03:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,845
Posted By HarryM
From post #12: << Only thing I did was to...

From post #12:

<< Only thing I did was to reset the points to 0.018" (4.5mm). >>

0.018" = 0.45mm.
If you really set the points gap to 4.5mm, there is the problem.
Forum: Tech Help 11-01-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,845
Posted By HarryM
To: Frank Reiner You are correct....

To: Frank Reiner

You are correct. Apologies.:o
Forum: Tech Help 11-01-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,845
Posted By HarryM
If the only thing you touched was the points, and...

If the only thing you touched was the points, and the advance increased from 4 degrees to 30 degrees, then the points gap is too small.

If you have the correct points gap, then distributor is...
Forum: Tech Help 11-01-2013, 03:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,845
Posted By HarryM
I don't think you have a timing chain problem. ...

I don't think you have a timing chain problem.

You can have precise ignition timing even with a slightly stretched chain. What you won't have is precise valve timing.

I am not familiar with...
Forum: Tech Help 10-21-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,355
Posted By HarryM
If you are suspecting the evaporator temperature...

If you are suspecting the evaporator temperature sensor, do the diagnostic display early in the morning, before the car has been driven or parked in the sun etc. The first five numbers should be...
Forum: Tech Help 10-17-2013, 11:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,355
Posted By HarryM
It was the evaporator temperature sensor, as...

It was the evaporator temperature sensor, as mbdoc diagnosed.
Took me about half hour to replace it.

Sorry for posting this more than a year too late.
Forum: Tech Help 04-19-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 741
Posted By HarryM
I believe they are all Centigrade, even in the...

I believe they are all Centigrade, even in the US.
So is the temperature gauge.

400SE (1992)
Forum: Tech Help 07-14-2012, 03:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,521
Posted By HarryM
I think you are overtightening the belt. ...

I think you are overtightening the belt.

When installing a new tensioner on M119, as soon as you get the proper tension on the belt, tighten the 19mm bolt and leave it right there. Ignore anything...
Forum: Tech Help 07-01-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,355
Posted By HarryM
CLK320 Air Conditioning Cutting Out

2001 CLK320 128000 miles.

When I turn the air on, it blows cold air for about 2 minutes, then the compressor stops turning and it blow regular air.
If I stop the engine and restart, the same...
Forum: Tech Help 03-08-2012, 02:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By HarryM
I don't have a vehicle with SBC. Just being...

I don't have a vehicle with SBC. Just being curious, can't you clamp the brake hose on the individual wheel while the pads are being replaced?

SBC is a great concept, but IMO braking and steering...
Forum: Tech Help 01-12-2012, 01:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,927
Posted By HarryM
To the original poster: From the service...

To the original poster:

From the service manual CD:
Fuel pressure at idle should be 320 to 360 kPa (46 to 52 psi).
Forum: Tech Help 01-11-2012, 03:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,927
Posted By HarryM
Start here: Check that the fuel filter is...

Start here:

Check that the fuel filter is not blocked. Replace it if it looks very old. Don't be surprised if it's the filter that was installed at the factory.

Measure fuel pressure at the...
Forum: Tech Help 12-15-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,436
Posted By HarryM
If you haven't done this, open the block drains...

If you haven't done this, open the block drains and see if any gook comes out.
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