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  • From Bob t on Mercedes C Class (W203) Alarm Problems

    I own a C240 2004 wagon. For the longest time my lights would flash at odd and random times. Today I just finished replacing the siren. All is working well. I now have audible notifications – had not had that for a couple of years. The new siren cost was 140 dollars. Dealership wanted 80″ dollars to do this job……

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  • From Ali on Synchronising the single button IR Mercedes Key

    Hi
    How can I open the rear viwe mirror, where last month I found water inside so i think there is bad contact or dust in IR sensor inside.

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  • From Mick on Mercedes Sprinter Turbo - Limp Home - Diagnosis and Fault Finding

    Great article and very well explained

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  • From Pamela Charles on Mercedes Sprinter - Engine Oil in Coolant Water - Oil Cooler Leak - Fix

    Hi Steve,

    My daughter has a 2006 E350 Mercedes Benz that never showed signs of overheating but one day on her way back to LSU she heard a loud pop and the car started steaming. She pulled right over and there was a creamy yellowish fluid dripping from the coolant reservoir. Upon exploration we noticed that the big radiator hose had completed disconnected from the radiator and the coolant reservoir was full of this loose creamy yellowish fluid. There is no water in the oil, just oil in the coolant. The auto mechanic changed the radiator and the oil cooler gasket and flushed the coolant system but says there is still a lot of oil entering the coolant reservoir. Should the oil cooler itself be changed or could it be a blown head gasket?

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  • From Simon on Diesel Mercedes Sprinter Turbo Rebuild

    Hi. I have a 2002 sprinter 311 cdi with about 140k on the clock. I changed the water pump this weekend due to a leak. This seemed to have cured that problem. Due to time pressure I didn’t get a chance to give it a good run to check everything out before putting it to work this evening. Fully loaded and pulling a 1.5 tonne digger I had travelled a few miles and heard a big ‘whoosh’. Stopped, checked for leaks , loose pipes, things falling off etc but couldn’t see anything. Travelled a bit further and whenever I put my foot down a bit a lesser ‘whoosh’ happened again. The noise seemed to come from the engine through the heating vents. Of course, there’s little power. I presume it’s something to do with the turbo but any ideas what it could be or what I need to check out?
    Many thanks in anticipation

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    • Steve Ball

      From Steve Ball on Diesel Mercedes Sprinter Turbo Rebuild

      Simon, Check the big pipe that runs to the inlet manifold, look under it as it often splits directly underneath the bit that runs over the fan! Black oil deposits will give any leak away, be sure to check the side tanks on the intercooler to.

      All the best
      Steve

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      • From Simon on Diesel Mercedes Sprinter Turbo Rebuild

        Many thanks for your reply Steve. I have been meaning to post an update but have been stupidly busy.

        I found the problem the following morning. The lower hose to the intercooler had popped off. I obviously loosened it when changing the water pump without removing it and forgot to re tighten it.

        Moral of the story. Check my work properly, do a test run before needing it for an important job, don’t look for the cause of the problem when stressed and when it’s getting dark.

        At least I’ve learnt a bit about the turbo system.

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  • From Danny on Mercedes Sprinter Front Spring Replacement

    Excellent …Needed van for new job on a monday when spring broke few days previous. Couldn’t get a garage to sort it in time so with your instruction tackled it and it went well. Great knowing what’s required beforehand. Thank you for taking the time to put this article together.
    Cheers
    Danny

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  • From Danny on Mercedes Sprinter Front Spring Replacement

    Excellent ..thank you. Needed van for new job on a monday when spring broke few days previous. Couldn’t get a garage to sort it in time so with your instruction tackled it and it went well. Great knowing what’s required beforehand. Thank you for taking the time to put this article together.

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  • From Michael Basher on Mercedes Sprinter (T1N) Centre Handbrake Cable Replacement

    Excellent information shared. I have a Mercedes Sprinter Van and have searched for answers to problems several times and your advice here at Gen.in has been extensively helpful and insightful Thank you.
    PS: I am considering to customising this the vehicle I live in also as being an experienced light commercial panel beaten painter I have enquired to training staff at hand car wash depos in the UK.

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  • From Adam Wynne on Mercedes Sprinter Cabin Heater Not Getting Warm - Heater Matrix Replacement

    This saved me big time thank you. Note bolts retaining feed pipes are 7mm.

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  • From Kalev on Mercedes older series diagnostic fault code reading. W124 R129 & others

    Hi Steve,

    Excellent site: well structured and concise info, it’s very helpful, thanks! I wonder whether you’d mind to advise – I made the impulse reader as per the diagram shown here and elsewhere, tried to read signals on my 2002 W210 OM612 diesel 38-pin diagnostics socket. Instead of getting any blinks after releasing the switch, I have the LED lit during the time of depressing the switch. As the switch is released, the LED goes off, no blinks. I tried pin 6 (ABS, etc.), since the car keeps noting BAS malfunction, so I assume there should be an error code present in this particular circuit. The key is in ignition and position 2 during the test. Am I doing something wrong? Should the pins be inserted into the socket before I turn on the ignition?

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