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Forum: Tech Help 05-19-2019, 12:55 PM
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Posted By marinmbfan
Successfully retrofit factory trailer hitch to ML350

After approaching the "wiring harness, SAM reprogramming" part of the job with some trepidation, I wanted to share my success in finally retrofitting the factory trailer hitch removed from my 2009...
Forum: Tech Help 12-30-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,440
Posted By marinmbfan
How to access battery on ML350 totally dead, no lights, nothing, even on charger

Today my 2011 ML350 Bluetec presented me with quite a dilemma. Apparently a modest cold night (40's Fahrenheit) must've cracked a plate in the battery or something because it went from driving just...
Forum: Tech Help 04-06-2018, 12:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,336
Posted By marinmbfan
Vendors can fix your 722.9 conductor plate for < $250

Bumping this old thread with the 20/20 hindsight that comes from the passage of five years since the post and having just fixed this problem and done a YouTube video on the repair.

Yes, the...
Forum: Tech Help 04-06-2018, 12:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,588
Posted By marinmbfan
The 722.9 conductor plate can be repaired < $250

Bumping this old thread with the 20/20 hindsight that comes from the passage of five years since the post and having just fixed this problem and done a YouTube video on the repair.

Yes, the...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-08-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,716
Posted By marinmbfan
A quick video on checking if it is the coupler that has play

Having just changed my steering coupler on my 1980 450SL to great result (got rid of almost all my steering play), and seeing threads like this wondering whether the play is in the coupler (coupling)...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 01-24-2009, 09:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,101
Posted By marinmbfan
Recent Rebuild Climate Control Unit for W124, taken from 1986 300E

Make me an offer on a great condition, recently rebuild Climate Control Unit that was among a few newer, known good parts we removed for resale from our 1986 300E before we retired it to the...
Forum: Tech Help 12-22-2007, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,346
Posted By marinmbfan
Well, never got any reply on how to interpret...

Well, never got any reply on how to interpret those duty cycle numbers, but here is the update.

After overall work of:
Replacing coolant sensor (probably OK originally)
Replacing plugs...
Forum: Tech Help 11-10-2007, 02:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,721
Posted By marinmbfan
When my 450SL (different car, V8 engine) had an...

When my 450SL (different car, V8 engine) had an intermittent miss at different speeds, particularly idle, I went through the same process you are determining fuel versus ignition, and after seeing...
Forum: Tech Help 11-10-2007, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,346
Posted By marinmbfan
Help with duty cycle diagnostics, 1986 300E way too rich, flunked smog test

The car is a 1986 300E, with 103 engine (103 983 12 037 507) and VIN -293626.

I'll start with the questions, but follow with the whole diagnostic tale.

Q1. When are errors actually reported via...
Forum: Tech Help 08-26-2006, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,777
Posted By marinmbfan
And another happy "Fuse 5" replacer

Just adding to this thead that I too had the "gauges out and funny buzzing from behind panel except when turn signal in use" problem on my 1986 300E, and I too had visually examined all my fuses very...
Forum: Tech Help 04-05-2005, 05:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,003
Posted By marinmbfan
Don't have much to add (price seems fair for the...

Don't have much to add (price seems fair for the amount of work that will be required, don't forget that very nice examples without any current work needed are selling well below $3,000 here on the...
Forum: Tech Help 01-10-2004, 12:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,012
Posted By marinmbfan
Not sure about MB's, but some vehicles I had in...

Not sure about MB's, but some vehicles I had in the past whould exhibit this "totally dead" symptom when (in that case due to damaged teeth on the flywheel) the solenoid would get stuck with the...
Forum: Tech Help 01-04-2004, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,538
Posted By marinmbfan
Oh... after carefully describing how to remove...

Oh... after carefully describing how to remove the fan to get a look around, I now reread that yours has conveniently deinstalled itself. No worry, you still need the "special-tool-of-choice" tricks...
Forum: Tech Help 01-04-2004, 12:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,538
Posted By marinmbfan
Having done the bearing bracket replacement twice...

Having done the bearing bracket replacement twice (once after I did the head on my '86 300E and getting a little too enthusiastic in cleaning the parts and accidentally cleaning all the grease out of...
Forum: Tech Help 10-15-2003, 12:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 839
Posted By marinmbfan
This info is in the MB Service Manual for the 103...

This info is in the MB Service Manual for the 103 engine. I bought one from books4cars.com, which was pretty expensive (like $80, I think) but I would not have tried the cylinder head R&R without...
Forum: Tech Help 10-14-2003, 09:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,308
Posted By marinmbfan
Having had the same problem (idle fluctuating...

Having had the same problem (idle fluctuating between 500 and 1500) on my 1986 300E, having read all the same threads you're reading, and then having fixed the problem by reconnecting a vacuum line...
Forum: Tech Help 10-14-2003, 09:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 839
Posted By marinmbfan
This is from memory, because I did the job like a...

This is from memory, because I did the job like a year ago and my book is at home, but I have a vague recollection of going through the same frustration. I unscrewed the "cap" (for lack of a better...
Forum: Tech Help 07-10-2003, 02:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 770
Posted By marinmbfan
Yes, it is your brake lining wear warning light ...

Yes, it is your brake lining wear warning light

Your struggle with interpreting the simplified shapes reminded me of a funny story from when my girlfriend and I were driving our used 300E home for...
Forum: Tech Help 07-10-2003, 12:52 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,897
Posted By marinmbfan
From the earlier posts about the $22 sealant, I'm...

From the earlier posts about the $22 sealant, I'm guessing you'd prefer not to spend $100 or so for a one-time-use flywheel lock, but I'll offer a nickel's worth of free advise. When I did the same...
Forum: Tech Help 06-23-2003, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 636
Posted By marinmbfan
Yes, with a clue of what they were for, I could...

Yes, with a clue of what they were for, I could look at the 107 manuals I have on CD-ROM that cover all the years. Unfortunately, for '72 and '73 the diagrams don't have the cool "Component...
Forum: Tech Help 06-18-2003, 07:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,270
Posted By marinmbfan
I thought I'd done a final wrap up on this thread...

I thought I'd done a final wrap up on this thread long ago, but stumbled on it again. Well here it is (for those who might find themselves in the same predicament)...

Car is driving wonderfully,...
Forum: Tech Help 06-17-2003, 11:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,138
Posted By marinmbfan
Thanks, M.B. Doc. With your guidance, I'll take...

Thanks, M.B. Doc. With your guidance, I'll take the cluster (back) out and hunt some more for that ground so I can fix my flaky wipers and cruise control.

But an update on the dead power windows...
Forum: Tech Help 06-17-2003, 02:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,138
Posted By marinmbfan
Power Windows Dead. Where is G102 ground on 450SL?

In my 1980 450SL, I've been putting up with a flaky cruise control for a while, and low speed on my wipers that only works when I hit a good bump, but now that both power windows quit on me, it's...
Forum: Tech Help 02-20-2003, 02:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,270
Posted By marinmbfan
Did not end up with a parts car to part out,...

Did not end up with a parts car to part out, owing to a special deal I made with another forum member to take title to the parts car for next to nothing in exchange for towing it for me.

Regarging...
Forum: Tech Help 02-20-2003, 01:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,270
Posted By marinmbfan
Just checking in with a quick update. I'll do a...

Just checking in with a quick update. I'll do a more detailed one later with details like part numbers. The bottom line is, the car is back on the road and driving very well, with just one drive...
Forum: Tech Help 02-02-2003, 12:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,270
Posted By marinmbfan
I hadn't been keeping this thread current,...

I hadn't been keeping this thread current, although the car is almost done. I made a deal with another mercedesshop member (who happened to have been interested in the same parts car that I was...
Forum: Tech Help 12-28-2002, 01:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,880
Posted By marinmbfan
Sorry, Jeff... I don't remember how many clicks...

Sorry, Jeff... I don't remember how many clicks to turn, but I do remember that the custom cut tumbler was less than $80, and that by having the new tumbler in my hand I could actually see what the...
Forum: Tech Help 12-28-2002, 12:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,880
Posted By marinmbfan
Changing the tumbler in my 300E was "easy", but...

Changing the tumbler in my 300E was "easy", but took a long long while of wiggling the little wire tool around before I got the magic click and got it out. Probably more than an hour of fiddling,...
Forum: Tech Help 12-28-2002, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,386
Posted By marinmbfan
What you have sounds like a stereotypical problem...

What you have sounds like a stereotypical problem for that vehicle. I quote (without permission) from Frank Barrett's fine "Mercedes Benz -- Illustrated Buyer's Guide". You should pick up the book....
Forum: Tech Help 12-20-2002, 07:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,840
Posted By marinmbfan
82139 is back in stock at Sears.com

...and liked the 82139 meter so much from the first posts in this thread that when I found it out of stock at the Sears on-line store, I clicked the little box for "email me when its back in stock". ...
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