A true challenge - but you can do it with the right knowledge.
What's wrong with my Mercedes?
Body and Exterior Trim Problems
The panel must be removed to properly repair and/or lubricate the tilting arm mechanism.
Nothing like a good smooth working power or manually operated non tilting sunroof (up to 1985)!
It can be restored but it takes a special power tool and hard work
Be careful or you could end up losing big time
They are ugly when deteriorated - beautiful when replaced properly!
Regular cleaning and lubrication is the key to long life
If is seems too good to be true - then in this case it is true!
Until you have driven one it is hard to explain
Depending on where the damage is you can do amazing things with jacks and hammers.
On 1973 to 1985 models this has to be done with care to prevent damage
When using contact cement you have one shot to get it right! Kent's video will show you how to prevent mistakes.
Just take a break!
Knowing what to look for will help you decide if replacement is needed
Nothing is better than a good thick fender cover
It could be coming from a number of places for a number of reasons
There is a way to do it without damaging anything on many older models
Location of the three digit numerical code and translation here
We have resources to help you fix both power and manual sunroofs yourself
It could be that you installed in upside down
This one has just the right combination of benefits
There is one amazing product Kent recently found that polishes it all!
The right tool can do the job without damage
My sunroof motor does not run or it runs but the cable does not move
The best way to save money is to buy the right car in the first place
It is a little tricky and very easy to damage it.
Stop it BEFORE bubbles in the paint and holes start to appear!
It is simple to clean out the hole and adjust it with the right "tool."
Easy to round out the hex head bolts - then what do you do ?? !!!
Most in this list are avoided due to cost - Fix them yourself with our kits and save hundreds $$$.
Anyone want to guess what the secret is???
Both are repairable by the DIY mechanic with the right knowledge and supplies.
Be sure to look UNDER the trunk seal - you might be surprised!
Kent recently discovered one product that shines above all the rest
You can do this in your own driveway with minimal tools and experience
This can sometimes be a real challenge if you do not know where to look
Tired of seeing little gaps show up?
Start with something you can do yourself that is not super difficult and gives dramatic results.
Fix it before it leads to major failure! Exhaust muffler found dead on road...
Failure is almost always caused by corrosion due to high moisture environment and lack of lubrication
Put the body filler on in two phases and manage the time when you grate and sand it
This covers most models with electric sunroofs from 1986 to 1995
You don't have to use expensive spray equipment or 2 part expensive primer
2 Primary reasons these hood hinge assemblies fail
If caught early enough they can be easily fix permanently with Miracle Paint
Kent shares three of his favorites
In most cases it is a two step process - especially if your paint is faded.
Kent believes there is no one correct answer. Just too many options...lol
W124 Chassis procedure shown here but applies to many models