Quick list of things you can consider to increase performance and mileage
What's wrong with my Mercedes?
Failure of these hoses can lead to total destruction of your engine
Plastic guide rails and oiler clips can fail leading to major engine damage
Yes, Kent has seen it first hand. Don't neglect this!
Don't just ignore your turbo charger or major problems can occur!
Top problems for diesel owners. Kent recommends starting with the basics
Could be any number of things causing the problem. Proper diagnosis is a must!
Injectors do not last forever. Changing over to Monark nozzles can boost performance!
Most of those annoying leaks can be fixed with our DIY kits
Do it very soon unless you know it have been done within the last 50,000 miles.
It is almost always a failed thermostat
There are a number of reasons - don't throw money at the problem - diagnose first!!!
Don't neglect the fuel filter and fuel pump check valves
Diesel Purge can help you isolate the noise
Before spending any money on a tired or ailing diesel engine - check the compression first
This can help smooth out a rough shakey idle on an 5 cylinder turbo diesel
Timing tends to retard over time with wear and chain stretch
Good reference material if you plan to replace timing chain and related parts.
Usually means something is broken or loose in the engine compartment
Failure of these chains can lead to catastrophic engine failure
Many are surprised to learn there is a filter down inside the pump
Applies to 220D 240D 300D 300CD 300TD 300SD 1972 to 1985
Alert for all Diesel Owners - Check for loose Intake / Exhaust Manifold Nuts.
This is often neglected and an easy D.I.Y. job
A special compound should be used - especially with steel bolts in aluminum threads
Doing it without damaging the wire boot and resistor is easy with the right tool
This MUST be installed properly when replacing it or timing chain or engine damage can occur!
Thoroughly check the car and especially the engine before spending big $$$
This can be a real challenge if the problem comes and goes either warm or hot
Not easy by any means. Options and ways to prevent it are listed here.
If you use RTV you can create some real problems
Most often this can be done without special tools using a helper and a heavy hammer
Some special tools can help
Part 1 and 2
On Most 1981 to 1991 Mercedes Benz
They can be a little tricky to isolate
These can be a little tricky to get on
Sometimes you just have to take a break from working on your diesel... :-)
If you don't look closely this one can be hard to find!
If the car has been stored or not driven regularly plan on some problems - some may be hidden!
The best way is to use an oil extractor
A simple procedure if you have the V6 (M112) or the V8 (M113) Engine
You of course need the right wrenches - but if one or more won't adjust - what then???
If you don't fix it the problem will get worse and the coolant hose will leak
Monitor your engine temperature gauge in the morning for telltale signs.
It's common problem but luckily you can fix it yourself!
Pay attention! This is very common and can happen to you if you own a 1968 to 1985 diesel
Do your homework and proceed carefully BEFORE buying! Type of Problem: troubleshooting
Summary list of the most common causes and parts needed to fix them Part 2 of 5
How to tell which one you have?
It could be turbo seals but it could also be excessive diesel engine blow-by
You neglect the maintenance here and you WILL pay the price
How can you do it without removing them from the engine?
It takes work but with the right products and techniques you will be amazed
And His Reasons Why
Don't Neglect to Check Simple Things First
Alert! Use at your own risk
Summary list of the most common causes and parts needed to fix them
This is Kent's favorite
Even low mileage gas Mercedes as Kent recently discovered.
Sometimes they are really stuck on the shaft!
You can do it with magnets!
Now the timing marks don't line up - What do I do! - Help...
It's Such a Small Procedure This Video Instruction is Only 2 Minutes in Length!
An ounce of preventation is worth hundreds of dollars in repair
Avoid the pain of having to drill or cut the bolts off
Sometimes fuel injector cleaner can work wonders
Catch them with a diaper before they drip on the ground!
Tired of waiting for the glow plugs to heat up - we have the answer!
Summary list of the most common causes and parts needed to fix them Part 3 of 5
It will require the removal of the serpentine belt
Some are no longer available new and the last ones will disappear soon
There is a better and cleaner way!
When you engine wears out - look seriously at swapping in a different engine
This can be a sign that the engine has not been well maintained
These can be hard to see if your engine is dirty and you don't know the exact location
Summary list of the most common causes and parts needed to fix them. Part 5 of 5
It is best if you can see and hear it run - if not some tests are essential
How to determine if they need replacement
The distributor cap has become the number one culprit due to age and neglect!
Don't just install the engine without taking care of a number of potential problems
It could be a number of things causing the problem. Follow Kent's video series
Applies to most models from 1980 to 1995
Biodiesel is not too kind to rubber
Summary list of the most common causes and parts needed to fix them Part 4 of 5
A real problem when changing an engine or the rubber mounts
I Bet You Can't Guess It
Shocking I know!
A common problem due to failed valve guide seals
Are you concerned about damage to the electrical components and sensitive electronics?
We have a special kit with complete instructions so you can fix it yourself.
Could be the starter itself, ring gear on the flywheel or a combination of both
If the break was clean and the tank still solid you can be repair it for less than $50.
These questions become more important with the long oil change intervals associated with Synthetic Engine Oil
Watch my short 4 minute video to find out!
It is not the problem with the new nozzle - there are other issues that cause poor spray
You MUST make sure this is working and adjusted properly if you want your diesel to GO !!!!
Very easy to do if you know what to do with that little numbered black box!
This is normally not due to "leaking seals" inside the turbo charger
Do not neglect to give it Kents 30 day exercise program
Is There a Solution?
Sometimes having the right tool is key
Ball joints and pivot points should be lubricated on a 6 to 12 month basis
Best done from the front crankshaft bolt
Too Cold think thermostat - too Hot think a number of possible causes
Here are some of Kent's favorites - most you should carry in your trunk
With the right tool and a little know-how it is super easy.
You actually may not need a large tank to thoroughly clean them
And no, it's not me! Haha
Be sure to check your radiator / expansion tank cap
They can fall off especially if your exhaust system is sagging or not mounted properly
We can only offer limited support due to low demand
If the engine has been overheated it is almost never "just a head gasket"
Opinions abound - Kent can only share his...
4 key performance related issues to consider. Do proper troubleshooting first BEFORE buying parts
Addition Safety Tips in This Video
For Adjusting Diesel Fuel Injector Release Pressures
This can be difficult to diagnose
On some models this can be a difficult and frustrating job
Common problem due the failed air cleaner mounts and mounting bracket
Milestone 6 cylinder diesel only available in 1986 and 1987
6 part video series on reasons why you should or shouldn't
Find out what it does, how to test it, and what happens if it does not work.
This is especially important when installing an aftermarket electronic ignition
Fuel injectors will need the most attention
An old hose can be very difficult to remove due to age and corrossion
Your inspection should always include this
How to get the frozen nuts off and the stud back in safely
Listen and learn from a live video with sound.
Not Tested on Humans, Yet.
Throttle Linkage Inspection, Service and Repair
Adjustment procedure must be followed properly!!!
Fan clutch can make metallic clinking noises
Check Your Low Pressure Power Steering Pump Hose
Sometimes it can be near impossible to get the bolts out and the parts separated
At all costs avoid rounding out the hex head of the bolt!
You would be amazed at the pesky problems these can create!
You may have to make your own like Kent did...:-)
This is how Kent deals with the problem
With the right paint and technique YOU can do it yourself!
Besides Lack of Oil Changes
If not too far gone you can fix them - and yes it is a miracle!
Here are some quick checks you can do yourself to determine how good the engine is.
Just I Jump in and Go? NO!
Parts are different so it is important to know which engine you have!
A very common problem that requires MORE than just installing a new rubber gasket
A faulty 617 turbo diesel waste gate can really affect engine performance
With the right instructions this is a beginner DIY job.
Kent has been inspired to design his own series of ultimate shop lights
Quite a number of changes for just a one year and final run of the 300D 300CD 300TD 300SD
Special tools are needed but you can still run into problems
AND Pinpoint The Cause
Parts breakdown will help you find what you need fast
Know what to look for and understand the parts you will need
Inspect the tie rod ends first for wear
Very very common on those chassis with over 150,000 miles
If you have a Mercedes station wagon and want to use it to haul loads best to fix it right
Tips on how to make the gloves last longer!
Alert! Check yours before experiencing a dangerous suspension failure
123 and 126 Chassis Owner's Alert
This can be frustrating without the right tool. Yes, there is a tool!
Suspect front wheel bearings
Kent shows some of the initial things he had to do to his own 1987 300SDL
Know What to Look For
On most models 1973 to 1991 trailing arms can collapse leading to dangerous consequences
Not as hard or expensive as you might think. And yes, you can do it yourself!
Amazing cars but be prepared to spend some money.
Sometimes you can only do it with our special tool - a few occasions you have to drop the rear of the tranny
A Mercedes Saving Quick Fix
This happens often enough you need to know the options available for repair
If You Hear Clunking Check This!
It is possible to test their condition on the car
Failure to replace the donuts could leave your exhaust dragging on the ground!
It could be a number of things including shock absorbers
Here is what you have to deal with when owning this brute
This is what Kent uses and you can build it yourself!
Replacement is an easy and inexpensive DIY repair that improves handling
Suspect one or more worn rubber bushings
The odometer can lie. Don't be fooled and make an expensive mistake!
This can be one super tough and expensive job without the right tool and know how
Something simple to save so much grief
It may take a special tool
Body and Exterior Trim Problems
It can be restored but it takes a special power tool and hard work
Nothing like a good smooth working power or manually operated non tilting sunroof (up to 1985)!
The panel must be removed to properly repair and/or lubricate the tilting arm mechanism.
A true challenge - but you can do it with the right knowledge.
Be careful or you could end up losing big time
If is seems too good to be true - then in this case it is true!
Regular cleaning and lubrication is the key to long life
They are ugly when deteriorated - beautiful when replaced properly!
Most in this list are avoided due to cost - Fix them yourself with our kits and save hundreds $$$.
With the right tools and parts you can fix this nagging problem yourself
It is not as scary as you would think and the deals out there are amazing
This covers most models with electric sunroofs from 1986 to 1995
Easy to test - then easy to replace once you get the door panel off.
If caught early enough they can be easily fix permanently with Miracle Paint
Just take a break!
There is one amazing product Kent recently found that polishes it all!
W124 Chassis procedure shown here but applies to many models
There is a way to do it without damaging anything on many older models
The best way to save money is to buy the right car in the first place
2 Primary reasons these hood hinge assemblies fail
It could be coming from a number of places for a number of reasons
Kent is selling a few of his favorites that he does not have time to finish.
When using contact cement you have one shot to get it right! Kent's video will show you how to prevent mistakes.
It could be that you installed in upside down
Body and Exterior Trim
My sunroof motor does not run or it runs but the cable does not move
Fix it before it leads to major failure! Exhaust muffler found dead on road...
It is simple to clean out the hole and adjust it with the right "tool."
On 1973 to 1985 models this has to be done with care to prevent damage
We have resources to help you fix both power and manual sunroofs yourself
And Say Bye Bye to Rust
Anyone want to guess what the secret is???
Kent has some very sweet hard-to-find spares left over from his 300SD restoration
Depending on where the damage is you can do amazing things with jacks and hammers.
Tough job and you will need heat! Also applies to 107, 114, 115, and 116 chassis
Kent shares three of his favorites
Knowing what to look for will help you decide if replacement is needed
You can do this in your own driveway with minimal tools and experience
Start with something you can do yourself that is not super difficult and gives dramatic results.
This is not expensive if you find used parts and do the work yourself!
You are not alone! What can you do to replace those rusty or missing metal clamps
Failure is almost always caused by corrosion due to high moisture environment and lack of lubrication
- DIY Repair Safety -
Small fixes can lead to a large cummulative visual improvement
Ignore it and you will be sorry! Can you remove and service it yourself?
It is a little tricky and very easy to damage it.
Put the body filler on in two phases and manage the time when you grate and sand it
I Know You Can!
Location of the three digit numerical code and translation here
The right tool can do the job without damage
Easy to round out the hex head bolts - then what do you do ?? !!!
Nothing is better than a good thick fender cover
And How Do I Fix It?
Kent recently discovered one product that shines above all the rest
Most common when car has sat outside for long periods without use
Easily lost or rusted out - hard to find replacements
Tired of seeing little gaps show up?
This applies to the W123 240TD, 300TD and 280TE and the W124 300TD, 300TE, and E320TE.
And On A Budget Your Wallet Won't Mind
Kent believes there is no one correct answer. Just too many options...lol
Not difficult once you do it. Be careful to avoid damage to the hinges
It may require a simple adjustment that you can do yourself
And No, This is Not The Latest Dance Move
This one has just the right combination of benefits
Stop it BEFORE bubbles in the paint and holes start to appear!
This can sometimes be a real challenge if you do not know where to look
Until you have driven one it is hard to explain
Both are repairable by the DIY mechanic with the right knowledge and supplies.
They look the same except for a just a few major differences!
So That I Know I'll Have What I Need Without Wasting Time!
Be sure to look UNDER the trunk seal - you might be surprised!
You don't have to use expensive spray equipment or 2 part expensive primer
It may be something very simple like this
And Spare Your Wallet
In most cases it is a two step process - especially if your paint is faded.
But When I Crank My Music All The Way Up I Miraculously Goes Away!
Rust / Corrosion Problems
Yes there is! Miracle Paint and fiberglass cloth can work miracles.
You can do it yourself without the hassle and bad side affects of welding!
Not always the best solution as you will see here.
It works on any type of rust - on any iron based metal - on any vehicle or part
You have to keep the air away from it
Easy preventative maintenance you should do at least every six months... unless you live in the desert..:-)
Do NOT neglect inspecting and repairing this area or you will be sorry!
It is all about prevention. Remember rust never sleeps!
Preventing Coolant Pipe And Radiator Hose Nipple Corrosion
Failure to do this can lead to big problems on these models
Sometimes You Just Need to Go Have Some Fun!
Shake, side pull, binding, grabbing, grinding, squealing, overheating and soft / hard pedal issues.
Fixing brakes is not difficult and can save you hundreds
Efficient and affordable pressure bleeding, system flush and fluid capture is here for all.
Causes and cures for this common problem
Clutch and brake fluid can be unkind to your cylinders and pistons
You Have No Excuse Not To "Do It Yourself"
If over 15 years old then this is a must do job to prevent braking problems!
Do they bite?
Some simple maintenance could help to solve the problem
Must be done anytime you replace front brake rotors
You'll learn why in this quick two minute video
After looking for years Kent has finally come up with the ideal no-spill fluid extractor
Some simple precautions can save a big mess and ease brake system bleeding
A good soft fender cover is the BEST solution!
This is not to be taken lightly!
There're telling you something and it's not the score of the ball game.
And How to Speak Brake Language
There are some signs that will let you know your calipers are locking up.
Can the problem really be solved? Kent has been on the hunt for a solution.
Don't be too hasty to buy a new one
If you are losing brake fluid the source must be found quickly
There are ways to reduce it - and we have ways to fix it!
Steps to diagnose and repair it before it becomes a MAJOR problem. Steps to fix it after it does!
D.I.Y. reinforcement kit available for 116, 123 and 126 chassis front seats
Failure to do preventative maintenance could lead to some very expensive repairs
Here is a temporary fix until you get get the replacement parts
The key is in using the right products and techniques. Let Kent show you how.
Using the right methods and products are the key to the amazing results
Can be frustrating and a little mysterious if you have not done it before
Can be problematic without using the correct tools and techniques
Improper technique can break the mirror glass or permanently damage the ball socket
Only applies to certain models from 1984 to 1995. See list below
This is something you can easily fix yourself
Why Take Off All 4 Door Panels?
Very common problem - easy fix once you remove the door panel
Indoor lighting can be difficult. Kent has recently found the ultimate solution.
Tired of holding it up or down in a turn - Kent has a simple fix
The seat has to be able to move back and forth in order to remove it!
How to get the regulator out the door when this happens
And I Need Possible Solutions
You can fix it yourself with our simple kit
Care must be exercised to prevent damage to the steering lock mechanism
Get the right products and make a lasting repair yourself
Very common problem on most 1970's and early to mid 1980's W123 and W126
Hardest part is removing that weird round slotted nut on the lower hinges!
How to Prevent Breaking the Fastener Hooks
This can drive you crazy. Never assume anything. The leak may be coming from a place you would least expect
Yes, for W107, W123. W126, W201 and W124 from 2phast Motorsports
Cleaning and proper lubrication can add years to your key tumbler and save you hundreds $$$
And What Do I Needed to Fix Them?
If motor is running most likely a broken regulator. Motor is not running see below
If you don’t see the head of the bolt then you have to …
Removing it, replacing it, lubricating it, replacing the glass with out breaking it - you can do it!
Without breaking it.
When all else fails check the wiring
There is a simple fix to keep those old sun visors up
Easy to damage if attempt is made to remove them improperly
It all starts with the proper procedure for removing the door panel
Sure sign of a common problem - leak in oil pressure gauge actuator
Procedure very similar from mid 1970's to mid 1990's
Find the real reason so you don't have to keep replacing them
You have a few options
Broken, sagging, painful, tilting front seat bottoms ruin the driving experience!
Here is an option to replace the pre-glow factory unit with a reliable manual controlled relay
One of the most common problems we see on older Mercedes.
Unknown battery drain, electrical shorts, blown fuses - these can be difficult to isolate!
Common to all 126 sedans 1981 to 1991 - you hear the motor mechanism running but glass is not moving or it's binding
Installing H4 headlight upgrades will make a difference between night and day
Some chargers won't start the charge cycle without some help
It is not always the bulb or the wiring.
This is a sure sign your electrical switch is going bad
Preventative maintenance is the key to long life
There is a quick fix as well as a more permanent repair
Not as easy as it looks and easy to break if you don't know the proper tricks
No Need to Spend Big $$$
Knowing what fuse does what is a must when troubleshooting electrical problems
It is possible to do this but you have to cut the black cap off first.
Do proper testing BEFORE ordering parts or removing door panel
Originals are hard to fix and not available new - Universal new antenna may be best option
Kent recommends just sending it out for professional repair
Corrosion on the contacts can cause all kinds of electrical problems
That have a different style battery clamp
Sometimes it is just easier and less expensive to disable it
Do proper testing BEFORE ordering parts or removing door panel
If the wiring plug falls apart on you, you won't know what coded wires go where!!!
It is possible to save a Big $200 AGM battery with the right know-how!
And What Parts Do I Need?
Maybe with some "Magic"
Tired of it taking sooooo long to heat up your glow plugs
Burned out glow plugs, bad pre glow relay, blown fuse, wiring - all need to be tested
You will need a wire schematic to figure out which wires go into which holes
Maybe With Some Kent Magic?
Part 2: Best Charger and solutions for Battery drain
In his YouTube video Kent covers the most common problem areas
Kent will show you some quick checks to test operation
This could be caused by one or even a combination of three things.
Yes, they do need service if you want them to last.
Don't let anyone kid you... this is not an easy job!
It just may not be wired properly. Most likely it is NOT the antenna.
We are getting too many emails like this usually after parts are bought somewhere else
We share with you the factory instructions for most models from the late 1970's to late 1980's
Talk about a Chinese jig saw puzzle. Kent can show you the trick
Isolate the source of the short to finally solve your problem
Technology is constantly changing and Kent now recommends exact fit AGM batteries
For The 1998 to 2006 Years?
You have a couple options to keep the battery alive!
Can it really be all that difficult?
If you are constantly having to replace glow plugs do not immediately blame the plugs! Ream the carbon!
This is one of Kent’s favorite tools to have around the shop
If it is happening on a regular basis it probably is not bad glow plugs
Using an inexpensive code reader or scan tool is not difficult
You can do it with commercial products or something in the cupboard
Do not assume it is just a bad battery! Diagnose first...
Neglect is probably the No. 1 Cause of your Benz not starting
Proper diagnosis is priority one - then repair! DIY testing and repair kits available.
You CAN do this yourself if you have the right information and equipment!
Some leaks are not difficult to fix. Others require removal of the transmission
You might be surprised at just how many problems and failures could be avoided with periodic and proper lubrication
Be careful to not let someone sell you a rebuilt transmission!
New bushings will solve the problem and possibly prevent disaster
This can leave you stranded if not caught early enough
1998 to 2006 W202 W203 W204 W210 W211 W220 and M Class
How to improve performance and prolong the life of a tired gas or diesel automatic transmission
Often caused by loose fittings and engine vibration
Be Kind to Your Transmission Pan Gasket!
If you could just figure out what is wrong you know you could fix it!
Find the actual source of the leak before jumping to conclusions
You Bet - The Easy Way!
There is a proper way to do this to determine proper level inside transmission
Get a good light and get under the car.
The transmission will bind or won't shift if worn bushings are out of adjustment
If your transmission locks up in 2nd gear and won't shift there is hope!
Yes, you are fortunate there is an adjustment!
Minor frustration for most of us who service our own transmissions
Care must be exercised to prevent damage or premature failure
A medium frustration for most of us who service our own transmissions
A major frustration for most of us who service our own transmissions
Watch the video and Kent will explain his recommendations.
Try all you can. It's almost impossible without this special tool!
May NOT Be the Shift Rod Plastic Bushings
Both problems require removal and it can be a little "tricky"
Avoid a Stuck Throttle!
Fuel Delivery Problems
You will need a bench mount pressure release tester to do this yourself.
The sources of fuel leaks and procedures needed to repair them are many
A plugged filter inside your fuel tank can lead to hard starting and power loss
Major cause of sudden loss of power
A unique special tool so affordable every diesel owner should have one
Begin with the "back end" fuel delivery system first.
Fuel pump, filter and related components most likely will need your attention on 25+ year old Mercedes
Try to do this without spilling fuel on your car and all over the ground!
There are some things you should do or not do for long service life
You need to look no further than the precision nozzles produced by Monark of Germany
And Easy Installation
This important device is not immune to problems as the older diesel engines age!
This can be a frustrating challenge without the right tools.
If you know your glow plugs are working properly it could be a fuel pressure issue
You will be amazed how well this works!
How do you know if they are bad? If they have not been recently rebuilt they probably are!!!
Here are some things you should look out for!
With the right tools and procedure you can get precise results yourself
Most owners forget about the fuel injectors - Cap, rotor, wires and plugs may not be enough
Some will need to be "back flushed"
1976 and older Mechanical Injection Pumps had their own oil supply.
No, Not With My Pop Tester!
You have to be sure all air is removed from the fuel lines and hoses
This one you definitely do not want to ignore!
Sometimes it can be something quite simple - other times not...
Especially When It's So Easy?
This is a very common problem on the 602 and 603 diesel engines
More common than you think and easy to fix with right tools
Fix at first sign of wetness under car - BEFORE total failure
The fuel from the injection pump can be shut off by following this tip:
Applies to all 200D 220D 240D 300D 300CD 300TD 300SD 190D 300SDL 350SD and 350SDL
Must read info BEFORE you rebuild your injector nozzles
Kent shares 3 indicators of an excessively fuel rich running gas engine
These are signs your turbo over boost protection system is not working properly
Fuel Line and Transmission Cooler Line Leak Prevention
If you car uses a Bosch mechanical fuel injection system then our tester will work!
Find the source and fix immediately to avoid an engine fire!
Depends a lot on the climate and how the car was stored but you should always begin with new fuel and filters
Do They Need New Nozzles?
Problems that Can be Solved
Learn how this works so well and how you can do it yourself
Common fuel leak problem but repair must be approached with care
Very important for cars over 20 years old.
All too common problem with these old gas fuel injected cars
Here are some ways to inspect for and prevent algae growth
How to make your own in a pinch
Lack of attention here will leave you stranded on the road!
Already done filters, injectors, tuning and still want more power - there is one more thing you could do.
When troubleshooting your vacuum system you must know where the hoses and lines go
Different from the 116 / 123 chassis and more difficult to troubleshoot
A very common problem that requires precise troubleshooting
Common concern on 1980 to 1985 Mercedes Diesel 240D, 300D, 300CD, 300TD
Look for the cause in the drive mechanism
#1 Failure Point are the rubber diaphragms in the door lock actuators
Double check for damage and use a product to scare them away
Easy to test when out of car. See Kent's manual to learn how to test without removing door panel.
If the hoses are leaking or are not hooked up properly a number of problems could occur.
Pump mechanisms breaking apart and piston bolt failures
Repair kits and parts are not available new for the twin diaphragm pumps
SVO / Biodiesel Problems
We offer an easy to install kit or you can build one from our components
The pros, cons, effort, and expense of running your Mercedes Diesel on waste vegetable oil
Questions and answers to help you decide if this is right for your diesel
Mercedes diesel engines are the only ones well suited for one tank operations
List of possible causes and remedies for hard starting and loss of power
Here are some tips to considering when putting together your own conversion
Climate Control Problems
No heat or heat all the time are common problems with 1977 to 1980 models with automatic controls
A common problem on all models. Options for repairing it yourself and saving big $$$.
Applies to late 123 and 107 chassis and all 126 chassis 1981 to 1991
Learn the correct procedure to determine how to fix the problem
These really get neglected and they are easy DIY
Where are they located and how do you change them yourself?
There is no inexpensive fix for the 1994 and 1995 E320, E420 or E300D
This applies to the 1977 to 1985 240D 300D 300CD 300TD 280E and 280CE.
Driveline and rear end Problems
Start with inspection and replace at first signs of wear to prevent expensive damage to transmission
The Differentials are very rugged. It is the associated parts that usually fail due to age and high mileage
Watch for signs of impending failure
Knowing your rear suspension design and theory will help troubleshoot a problem
Best way to test them is out of the car on the bench
Sign of worn part when driving over rough ground
If the axle joints are still good new boots are sometimes a good solution
Nothing like having the right tool
Sometimes the fix can be real simple and real cheap.
Knowing what bulbs you need and how to get to them is the key!
Getting to those little bulbs can be challenging.
Watch Kent's free video tip to avoid frustration
On a 1976 to 1985 W123 Mercedes
Get rid of and change that ugly head light door yourself. What a difference!!
You'll wonder "why didn't I do this earlier"?
If your dash is not lighting up at night it could be a number of problems
Tail lights we are talking all models from 1960s to Mid 1990's - Fog lights only on those with removable lenses.
If your car has the old style sealed beam headlights there is a great solution!
This can happen on a number of models for a number of reasons
Here are some tips to help you brighten those instrument cluster lights