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Forum: Tech Help 02-19-2007, 11:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,319
Posted By tower
From your past posts I'm surprised to see you...

From your past posts I'm surprised to see you having troubles. At your expense, it makes me feel good so see the experts have problems with the "s" series cars as at times I feel quite inadequate...
Forum: Tech Help 01-05-2007, 12:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,013
Posted By tower
I doubt that it's hot dipped. Besides leaving...

I doubt that it's hot dipped. Besides leaving drip marks, heating the metal to 800 degrees fahrenheit would distort the metal. Likely metalized or electoplated zinc (metalizes: hit it with zinc...
Forum: Tech Help 01-04-2007, 05:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,030
Posted By tower
Closing down the task.

Yesterday I drove to my brother's to take advantage of a warm garage and cutting torches in this spring replacement task. Results were very gratifying. If anyone has need to replace springs like...
Forum: Tech Help 12-27-2006, 08:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,633
Posted By tower
I'll try again. Look very carefully at the wire...

I'll try again. Look very carefully at the wire where it is joined to the connector. In mine, the copper wire portion was broken inside the insulation, just before the connector. Looked intact but...
Forum: Tech Help 12-27-2006, 11:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,633
Posted By tower
similar

I went through something similar to this glove box problem when I bought my 1995 S420. My problem stemed from the wire bulb lead wire not being connected to the main wiring loom. Check for 12v at...
Forum: Tech Help 12-23-2006, 10:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,030
Posted By tower
Stating the facts.

Thanks for your concern, but the passenger side rear spring was seperated by 1/4" where it was broken. I didn't see a break in the driver side, but it could be broken as well. I suspect it is not...
Forum: Tech Help 12-23-2006, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,030
Posted By tower
Thanks

I'll try without compressing first and use the compression banding in a fall back position. Thanks for everyone's input.
Ron
Forum: Tech Help 12-23-2006, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,030
Posted By tower
Good stuff:

Manny.....how did you cut the bands, pair of pliers or torches.
Forum: Tech Help 12-23-2006, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,030
Posted By tower
Thanks Kesta. I'm somewhat aware of the...

Thanks Kesta. I'm somewhat aware of the potential energy stored within a compressed spring, but I am led to believe they do this with "truck" springs for installation. Like I said, I've never seen...
Forum: Tech Help 12-22-2006, 06:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,030
Posted By tower
Broken springs

It looks like at least (1) spring is broken on my S420 (1995, rear passenger side for sure). Owing to the preceived safety concerns and not owning a M-B spring compressor, I was wondering if anyone...
Forum: Tech Help 09-29-2006, 02:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,013
Posted By tower
Does the exhaust really stink? I lost one of the...

Does the exhaust really stink? I lost one of the coils on my 95s420. No power, idled really smooth (incredibly). Ran as if no power. Had to have a long lane to get up to any speed. Sounds...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-18-2006, 07:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,180
Posted By tower
similar experience on a Ford F250 IDI diesel

Sounds to me like you are getting air into the fuel lines. When my ford started loosing fuel lines, it would rev just before the stall.

Just my 2 cents.

Ron
Forum: Tech Help 01-06-2006, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,221
Posted By tower
ignition switch

Just to add a bit of confusion, I just went through the exact same symptons on an intrepid.....For two weeks my friends intrepid would start cold but not restart when hot. Much simplier system to...
Forum: Mercedes Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 12-18-2005, 07:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 322
Posted By tower
WTB vacuum supply pump for 95S420 - doesn't have to work!

I'm looking for a damaged / unworking vacuum supply pump (door locks) for a 94/95 S420. Mine has gone up in smoke and I want to try to repair it but need the parts. Anybody have an old carcase...
Forum: Mercedes Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 12-18-2005, 07:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 895
Posted By tower
vacuum lock pump

robertbrown29:

I'm looking for one myself. to fit into my 95S420. Doesn't have to work, I want to do some testing and repair and am looking for scrounge parts. Part number of the one I'm looking...
Forum: Tech Help 05-27-2005, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,117
Posted By tower
Learn something new everyday!

Your right Mr Rosich, mine does have an led. But I have to press the button for longer than 2 seconds and it will flash once.

Cool

Thanks
Forum: Tech Help 05-27-2005, 07:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,117
Posted By tower
Similar problem

I have a 95S420. The interesting thing is my remote fobs don't have any led indicators. Only the door handles light.

Non the less, when I first got the car, one of the fobs didn't work, even...
Forum: Tech Help 05-11-2005, 06:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 931
Posted By tower
chain/guide replacement

y2kimmel

I've got to do the same thing on my 95S420. Take lots of pictures for me will ya, and post on the board. I'm sure lots of us shade tree mechanics could use the pointers.

Ron
Forum: Tech Help 04-02-2005, 08:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 544
Posted By tower
further information

Thanks jim for your support.

In answering your questions, the air pump is cycling properly for about the first 90 seconds at startup. Although that doesn't negate that the valve (name escapes me)...
Forum: Tech Help 04-01-2005, 08:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 544
Posted By tower
dm error 2/4

Well the dreaded check engine light is flashing its face again on the W140. Need some help in the diagnostic end (really clarity). Please chirp in with any comments or suggestions.

As I...
Forum: Tech Help 03-30-2005, 07:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,364
Posted By tower
Closing off the thread

I successfully r&r'd the ignition switch assembly today. All in all it took about 3 hrs from start dissassembly until wrapped up. Not difficult but if anyone else is attempting this procedure on...
Forum: Tech Help 03-28-2005, 09:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,364
Posted By tower
SteveUrban Are you smart enough now to know...

SteveUrban

Are you smart enough now to know where the video for evaporator removal is located....I know I will have to tackle that job in the near future.

Ron
Forum: Tech Help 03-28-2005, 09:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,364
Posted By tower
Removal

WIS shows the procedure to remove the assembly without having to remove most of the dash, mostly just the knee bolster under the steering wheel. The pitfalls appear to be with the steering wheel...
Forum: Tech Help 03-28-2005, 08:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,364
Posted By tower
Peter: Trust me when I say its not as simple...

Peter:

Trust me when I say its not as simple as that on the W140 or W129's. I'm personally not looking forward to locking the steering column in place by accident when I attempt the replacement....
Forum: Tech Help 03-28-2005, 07:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,364
Posted By tower
Great video

Great video about the switch removal. Sure makes it easy when the dash isn't there though. Regardless, it does help.

Thanks for the link

Ron
Forum: Tech Help 03-28-2005, 06:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,073
Posted By tower
Probably

If I remember the wiring diagaram, only the passenger side controls the washer fluid flow for both of the headlight washers. I have never dissected the driver side but I would almost bet it works...
Forum: Tech Help 03-23-2005, 09:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,364
Posted By tower
Ignition tumbler removal 95 W140

Well I need your help again. My ignition is showing its age and twice now it has been a fight to get the key to move past the "0" position.

I've researched the archives, and cannot find any...
Forum: Tech Help 02-27-2005, 06:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 972
Posted By tower
Blow by

Blow by to me is when the rings get weak (or cylinder taper to large) that the exhaust gases can escape past the rings. It causes more positive pressure inside the engine than what the PCV system...
Forum: Tech Help 02-26-2005, 07:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 972
Posted By tower
Sounds like it could be blow by to me!

Have you checked the engine for blow by or a plugged egr system?
Forum: Tech Help 02-20-2005, 11:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 567
Posted By tower
mine does

95s420
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