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Forum: Tech Help 05-14-2021, 05:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 791
Posted By Ferdman
muller, I would suspect the alternator is not...

muller, I would suspect the alternator is not functioning properly. Check the voltage across the battery terminals with the engine running. I have had a similar experience.
Forum: Tech Help 05-13-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,062
Posted By Ferdman
Kyngfish, the plastic line from the fuel...

Kyngfish, the plastic line from the fuel regulator to the breather hose is meant to direct gas to the valve cover if the fuel regulator diaphragm ever fails. Better that gas goes there rather than...
Forum: Tech Help 05-12-2021, 06:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,062
Posted By Ferdman
Kyngfish, recommend replacing the fuel filter...

Kyngfish, recommend replacing the fuel filter before attempting to start the engine. It appears those NGK spark plugs are resistor type. That engine engine requires non-resistor spark plugs, as...
Forum: Tech Help 04-30-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 810
Posted By Ferdman
j-galap, if the front passenger door handle works...

j-galap, if the front passenger door handle works properly you may want to consider comparing the difference between the two. Then adjust the driver door handle accordingly. Try lubricating with...
Forum: Tech Help 04-14-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 852
Posted By Ferdman
MS Fowler, each engine mount has 1 bolt that...

MS Fowler, each engine mount has 1 bolt that secures the mount to the frame, and 4 bolts that secure each mount to the engine block. Since you are removing the engine there should be no need for a...
Forum: Tech Help 04-09-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,116
Posted By Ferdman
Randy, you should apply heat transfer paste to...

Randy, you should apply heat transfer paste to the back of the ignition control module. It's important that it be there. An electronics store should sell the paste. Those ignition control modules...
Forum: Tech Help 04-08-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By Ferdman
deeuutee, transmission fluid is a good lubricant...

deeuutee, transmission fluid is a good lubricant for throttle linkages. Put a small quantity in an oil can so you can control the applied amount.
Forum: Tech Help 04-08-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 647
Posted By Ferdman
As for the fuel smell, you might want to remove...

As for the fuel smell, you might want to remove the air cleaner and inspect the EHA valve for leaks when you start the engine. If the EHA valve body is wet, the EHA valve body likely has a hairline...
Forum: Tech Help 03-27-2021, 05:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,267
Posted By Ferdman
Ray, 20 years ago an experienced MB-trained tech...

Ray, 20 years ago an experienced MB-trained tech advised me to use Bosch F8DC4 spark plugs in the M104 engines. Who would know better than an experienced tech who worked on that vintage MB vehicle...
Forum: Tech Help 03-26-2021, 06:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,267
Posted By Ferdman
PColumbo, try lightly prying under the problem...

PColumbo, try lightly prying under the problem coil pack with a thin piece of wood protecting the valve cover. After you remove the coil pack I would suspect the grounding stud can be removed and...
Forum: Tech Help 03-25-2021, 06:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 525
Posted By Ferdman
Sorry, but I cannot help you with the wiring...

Sorry, but I cannot help you with the wiring scheme you desire.

As you probably surmised the headlight wipers (on vehicles equipped with them from the factory) only function when the headlights...
Forum: Tech Help 03-18-2021, 05:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 657
Posted By Ferdman
If the fuel filter has not been changed in years,...

If the fuel filter has not been changed in years, I would suspect it's the problem. Fuel filters should be changed every 60,000 miles in that vintage vehicle.
Forum: Tech Help 03-16-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 899
Posted By Ferdman
Jorn, if you're using the U-shaped tool for the...

Jorn, if you're using the U-shaped tool for the first time to remove the old tumbler it may take some fiddling to get the tumbler to release. Best to fabricate the U-shaped tool from the largest...
Forum: Tech Help 03-05-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 764
Posted By Ferdman
j-galap, aside from the paint code you need to...

j-galap, aside from the paint code you need to learn the proper clear coat to use also. We had a 1992 300CE rear bumper replaced and the clear coat the bodyshop used never had the high gloss of the...
Forum: Tech Help 03-03-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,251
Posted By Ferdman
Check the Owner's Manual for operation of the...

Check the Owner's Manual for operation of the courtesy lights associated with the various switch positions.
Forum: Tech Help 03-03-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By Ferdman
To retract the rear head restraints press the...

To retract the rear head restraints press the symbol-side of the rocker switch with the engine running. The rear head restraints must be pulled forward (until they lock in place) to get them in the...
Forum: Tech Help 02-16-2021, 06:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 430
Posted By Ferdman
Check if your car has an ignition control module...

Check if your car has an ignition control module (ICM) mounted on the driver's side inner fender. It's about the size of a CD magazine that fit the older MB's CD players ... with 4 electrical...
Forum: Tech Help 02-02-2021, 06:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 350
Posted By Ferdman
Are you sure the EZL is good? It's one thing to...

Are you sure the EZL is good? It's one thing to replace the EZL with a known good one, but replacing with another bad one will not solve anything. I've had that experience with a 1991 300CE. A new...
Forum: Tech Help 02-02-2021, 06:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,116
Posted By Ferdman
Randy, glad to hear you got the engine running.

Randy, glad to hear you got the engine running.
Forum: Tech Help 01-31-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 574
Posted By Ferdman
Kent, glad to hear you got things sorted out. ...

Kent, glad to hear you got things sorted out. When was the fuel filter last replaced?
Forum: Tech Help 01-31-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,116
Posted By Ferdman
Randy, you didn't mention replacing the coil. I...

Randy, you didn't mention replacing the coil. I would expect the entire fuel system to have gunk inside if the vehicle sat for an extended time. Try blowing air through the fuel line from the fuel...
Forum: Tech Help 01-31-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By Ferdman
Randy, ask your local MB dealer if they can...

Randy, ask your local MB dealer if they can provide you with a rebuilt original water pump.
Forum: Tech Help 01-31-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 984
Posted By Ferdman
Refer to your Owner's Manual for the proper...

Refer to your Owner's Manual for the proper weight oil for your 2004 E320. Regardless of the weight I suspect it recommends synthetic oil. I run Mobil 1 in our MB vehicles. Saving a few bucks on...
Forum: Tech Help 12-31-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 472
Posted By Ferdman
1998 E320 Glove Box

The release latch on the glove box is loose, as in there is some play before it releases the door to open. Just noticed this recently. Any repair help would be appreciated. Since the release latch...
Forum: Tech Help 09-29-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 529
Posted By Ferdman
When was the fuel filter replaced last, if ever?

When was the fuel filter replaced last, if ever?
Forum: Tech Help 09-11-2020, 05:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,026
Posted By Ferdman
speednjay, a Quick Jack would be ideal for a...

speednjay, a Quick Jack would be ideal for a transmission swap. They are fairly expensive, but are an excellent tool for a true DIYer. If you spring for one, buy an EXT model. I have the...
Forum: Tech Help 09-11-2020, 05:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By Ferdman
R, one brake pad wear sensor per axle is typical...

R, one brake pad wear sensor per axle is typical since cost-cutting practices took precedence over engineering preferences around 1996. Our 1992 300CE had a wear sensor on all 4 front brake pads.
Forum: Tech Help 08-20-2020, 06:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 661
Posted By Ferdman
zeggate, in 2013 the A/C was not working in our...

zeggate, in 2013 the A/C was not working in our 1998 E320. Repair cost almost $4,000 to replace the evaporator, compressor, drier and expansion valve. The car is built around the evaporator so the...
Forum: Tech Help 08-12-2020, 04:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By Ferdman
The seats in our 1991 and 1992 300CE's were...

The seats in our 1991 and 1992 300CE's were leather. MB Tex may have been an option though.
Forum: Tech Help 07-21-2020, 05:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By Ferdman
turbo, buy a reconditioned fan bearing bracket...

turbo, buy a reconditioned fan bearing bracket from a MB dealer. If you do not give them the old fan bearing bracket you will pay a core charge. The replacement process is tedious and...
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