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Old 11-02-2001, 02:44 AM
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Vacuum Leak in RR Door in W202

I have a leak in the driver's side rear door. Whenever I lock the doors, the leak is not present. But when I UNLOCK the doors, I can hear the air leaking and the pump runs on for atleast 5 seconds before shutting off.

Is this most likely the actuator? I did inspect this problem about 8 months ago, and I was able to wedge something (actually a book of matches!) between the inside of the door frame, and a black rubbery sort of thing (? is this the actuator?) on the inside of the door. It's very hard to see in there to actually see what is loose or leaking.

1. Is it possible that the vacuum line leading to the actuator is loose?

2. Is the black rubber thing inside the door the actuator?

3. How do I inspect in there better? Do I just need to look harder and maybe use a flashlight?

4. Since there is only one vacuum line per door lock (or actuator), then why does it only leak air upon UNLOCKING, but when LOCKING, there is no leak present?

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Old 11-02-2001, 09:23 AM
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You need a new actuator, Vacuum locks the system BUT pressure unlocks it. Pressure will push open a hole in the rubber diaphram(actuator). Vacuum will try to pull the rubber back together where the split is in the rubber. That is why you hear the leak on un-unlock & not lock.
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Old 11-02-2001, 12:32 PM
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Do you think that I would be able to change the actuator myself??
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1993 300E 3.2L Sedan w/ close to about 300k miles
2003 E500 Brilliant Silver (Had 217k miles when totalled!)
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2006 C230k (Dad's)
1999 S420 (Mom's/Dad's)
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2001 CLK320 Cabrio (Mom's)
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Old 11-02-2001, 04:04 PM
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Question

I looked in Fastlane and partsshop and couldn't come up with either! Does the actuator have another name? What about a part number? What is the usual cost?
Do you think I'll be able to swap it myself? I am only concerned because of the small amount of room and sight where the actuator is.

THANKS!!
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1993 300E 3.2L Sedan w/ close to about 300k miles
2003 E500 Brilliant Silver (Had 217k miles when totalled!)
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03 CLK 500 cabrio (Mom's)
2006 C230k (Dad's)
1999 S420 (Mom's/Dad's)
2000 C230k Sport sedans
2001 CLK320 Cabrio (Mom's)
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The MB part number is 202-800-11-75 (list is $20), takes about 45-60 minutes to replace.
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Old 11-02-2001, 11:08 PM
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THanks for the part # MBDoc!!

Do you guys think I can replace this myself???
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1993 300E 3.2L Sedan w/ close to about 300k miles
2003 E500 Brilliant Silver (Had 217k miles when totalled!)
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03 CLK 500 cabrio (Mom's)
2006 C230k (Dad's)
1999 S420 (Mom's/Dad's)
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2001 CLK320 Cabrio (Mom's)
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