It can be restored but it takes a special power tool and hard work
What's wrong with my Mercedes?
Body and Exterior Trim Problems
A true challenge - but you can do it with the right knowledge.
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)!
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!
They are ugly when deteriorated - beautiful when replaced properly!
Regular cleaning and lubrication is the key to long life
It is a little tricky and very easy to damage it.
When using contact cement you have one shot to get it right! Kent's video will show you how to prevent mistakes.
With the right tools and parts you can fix this nagging problem yourself
Tired of seeing little gaps show up?
Easy to round out the hex head bolts - then what do you do ?? !!!
Nothing is better than a good thick fender cover
Failure is almost always caused by corrosion due to high moisture environment and lack of lubrication
Both are repairable by the DIY mechanic with the right knowledge and supplies.
It may require a simple adjustment that you can do yourself
Ignore it and you will be sorry! Can you remove and service it yourself?
Easy to test - then easy to replace once you get the door panel off.
There is a way to do it without damaging anything on many older models
This covers most models with electric sunroofs from 1986 to 1995
Kent is selling a few of his favorites that he does not have time to finish.
It could be that you installed in upside down
This is not expensive if you find used parts and do the work yourself!
2 Primary reasons these hood hinge assemblies fail
You can do this in your own driveway with minimal tools and experience
And Spare Your Wallet
This one has just the right combination of benefits
Kent shares three of his favorites
This applies to the W123 240TD, 300TD and 280TE and the W124 300TD, 300TE, and E320TE.
But When I Crank My Music All The Way Up I Miraculously Goes Away!
Just take a break!
You are not alone! What can you do to replace those rusty or missing metal clamps
Start with something you can do yourself that is not super difficult and gives dramatic results.
Stop it BEFORE bubbles in the paint and holes start to appear!
Kent believes there is no one correct answer. Just too many options...lol
Put the body filler on in two phases and manage the time when you grate and sand it
Most in this list are avoided due to cost - Fix them yourself with our kits and save hundreds $$$.
Location of the three digit numerical code and translation here
Until you have driven one it is hard to explain
They look the same except for a just a few major differences!
Be sure to look UNDER the trunk seal - you might be surprised!
It is not as scary as you would think and the deals out there are amazing
On 1973 to 1985 models this has to be done with care to prevent damage
You don't have to use expensive spray equipment or 2 part expensive primer
And Say Bye Bye to Rust
- DIY Repair Safety -
Most common when car has sat outside for long periods without use
There is one amazing product Kent recently found that polishes it all!
Knowing what to look for will help you decide if replacement is needed
If caught early enough they can be easily fix permanently with Miracle Paint
And How Do I Fix It?
This can sometimes be a real challenge if you do not know where to look
The best way to save money is to buy the right car in the first place
Not difficult once you do it. Be careful to avoid damage to the hinges
It may be something very simple like this
And On A Budget Your Wallet Won't Mind
Tough job and you will need heat! Also applies to 107, 114, 115, and 116 chassis
It is simple to clean out the hole and adjust it with the right "tool."
It could be coming from a number of places for a number of reasons
In most cases it is a two step process - especially if your paint is faded.
And No, This is Not The Latest Dance Move
Fix it before it leads to major failure! Exhaust muffler found dead on road...
Anyone want to guess what the secret is???
We have resources to help you fix both power and manual sunroofs yourself
W124 Chassis procedure shown here but applies to many models
Kent recently discovered one product that shines above all the rest
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.
Small fixes can lead to a large cummulative visual improvement
Easily lost or rusted out - hard to find replacements
The right tool can do the job without damage