In this video Kent shares his technique for removing a padded steering wheel on most 107, 114, 115, 116, 123, 126, and 201 to 1985 chassis. These are the models WITHOUT an airbag.
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Groaning, snaping and jammed door check straps are a common problem on the older models (up through 1995). This is primarily due to age and lack of lubrication. Newer models will soon start having similar problems. Rain water getting inside the doors is the big killer.
Diesel engines make noise. Some ticking and rattling is normal and not something you should be concerned about. Certain loud knocking or rattling noises could be a sign that something bad is happening to the engine, especially if the noise comes on suddenly.
This is part 2 of a 4 part video series Kent has done on repairing the power tilting sunroofs on the W201 W126 and W124 chassis built from 1986 to 1995. Part 1 covers removal and replacement of the sunroof panel and headliner.
If your transmission is shifting too soon it can really rob your car of power and acceleration. If it is shifting too late it can be very loud and annoying and even affect fuel economy.
The driver's side W124 under dash panel can be a little tricky to remove due to all the hidden fasteners. Without knowing where these are and how to get to them, removal can be frustrating and it is easy to break the plastic covers.
When working under a Benz having the right equipment to put the car and hold it safely up in the air is very important. Always think safety, and the type of equipment and how it is used plays the key role in keeping you safe.
You will need to remove the W126 chassis center console upper wood panel when replacing the climate control switch panel, replacing any of the upper switches, replacing burned out light bulbs and /or when remove the center console or the upper dash.
When an old Mercedes ( or any other car for that matter ) has sat idle for over a year it can be a challenge to get it safely back on the road again. If it has sat idle for more than 5 years you may find it difficult to even get the engine running.
In this 10 minute video class Kent shows you what you should initially look for when checking out an older Mercedes for sale. He routinely does a quick 3 to 5 minute walk around to determine if the car passes his priority three part test.
Those three areas on inspection are:
Extreme Detailing Part 3: Exterior Paint Buffing and Waxing for Professional Results - On Demand Video
There is nothing better than a good buff and wax to bring out the shine on an old Benz. Particularly if the car has not been waxed in a couple years! The results are directly related to the amount of work you put into it.
Why would you need to remove a fuel tank? If it is heavily rusted or contaminated sometimes it is just easier to find a good used fuel tank and replace it. Trying to clean a heavily gummed up fuel tank is a real challenge.
Malfunctioning and failed power window regulators (mechanisms) are so common on older Mercedes that Kent can almost guarantee if you own one and drive it regularly you will have to fix one at some point.
In this video Kent shares his secrets on how to make the inside of an old Benz look like new again. Now granted, you must have a reasonably good car to start with. He is not going to show you how to reupholster, change seats and door panels, etc.
In this video Kent will walk you through the step-by-step procedures he uses when diagnosing and repairing an older Mercedes diesel engine that either won't start or is very difficult to start.
1981 to 1991 Monovalve Climate Control Electric Water Pump Upgrade Installation Instructions - On Demand Video
In this 30-minute instructional video, Kent will explain how this new pump compares to the original, what is included in the kit and why, how to make a new plugin wiring harness, demonstrate step by step how to install this pump in a late W123 and explain the differences you will face when instal
In this instructional video, Kent demonstrates how easy it is to install the Klima heater control valve ( monovalve replacement ). If you have one of these popular and classic Mercedes, this is the best upgrade you can make for your climate control.
This an instructional "how-to" video that comes with our ACCIII performance upgrade it. It will show you how to install a protective fuse for your auxillary water pump and how to replace the rotton foam climate control hose under your dash. Total run time is 16:29.
In this video Kent will show you how to remove the center wood panel and the climate control switch panel so you can replace the 5 small bulbs behind it that light up the switch panel and the buttons behind it. It is not as difficult as it may first appear if you understand the procedure.
This 8-minute on-demand video will show you how Kent uses the Super 3M trim adhesive to glue dash and center wood pieces in a W123. The principles apply to other models as well as almost any loose rubber piece on any car.
I think well over half of all W123 wagon rear hatch wiper assemblies are either stuck, broken, inoperative, noisy or just won't part properly. The main reason for all these failures is lack of service ( ie lubrication ). It just never gets done.
This 10-minute instructional video will show you how to remove the center shift cover wood piece, replace the broken pin in the back, and reinstall the cover back into your W123.
In this 17 minute instructional video Kent will walk you through removing and installation a VCV valve off the back of the injection pump and the proper way to adjust the linkage travel for best performance. A number of tips will be shared to reduce frustration and prevent problems.
Please note that this video class is included free with the purchase of one of our remaining new 450SL or 380SL steering lock assemblies.
Please note that this video class is included free with the purchase of one of our steering lock repair services or a new or rebuilt steering lock assembly. Please see related products below.
In this 14 minute instructional video, Kent will show you how to safely remove the side window lower trim without damaging the car's paint or the soft aluminum trim. He will do this using his special tool to do this job. He will also show you how to install the trim back on without bending it.
This video ONLY covers some of Kent's "tips and tricks" on installing a harmonic balancer back onto the front of the crankshaft on an old Mercedes engine. The specific procedure was filmed while doing a front crank seal replacement on a 1983 240D.
There are a number of things that can go wrong with a W123 instrument cluster.
In the video instruction, Kent will show you the step-by-step procedure on how to safely remove the instrument cluster from the dash. It will require our special dash pull tools that can be purchased separately.
In this 16-minute instructional video, Kent will explain some of the challenges and problems you may have to deal with when changing your instrument cluster bulbs by not removing the cluster.
To many people, automotive electrical systems and testing are a big mystery. It is not as complicated as you might think.
In this video, Kent will show you how he fixed his leaking tires on his chrome alloy wheels by using Miracle Paint. This is a full 22-minute step-by-step instructional video. Watch the video "trailer" below to give you a better understanding of what is involved in this procedure.
In this 19 minute instructional video, Kent takes an old 1970 280SE engine in the back of his shop and pulls the harmonic balancer off the front of the engine, removes the old seal, uses his custom-built puller to remove to seal race, and then shows you how to use the tools in his seal replacemen
This 25-minute video is a supplement to Kent's other instructions on replacing diesel engine front crank seals. It is offered free of charge with one of the seal replacement kits.
There seems to always be a better way to do it.
In this video Kent will share some set up tips as well as explain what is in the compression tester and an overview of how it is used.
This video will show you how to remove the front crank seal race using the factory tool and using Kent's custom puller. It will also demonstrate a very easy way to install a new replacement race before installing a new seal.
Kent will get right up behind the rear end hub plate and show you close up how to remove and replace a sway bar link. This is not a difficult job especially if you follow the sequence shown in this 7- minute video.
1977 to 1980 W116 R107 C107 V8 and W123 6 Cyl. Fuel Accumulator Tee Hose Rebuild Instructions - On Demand Video
In this 13-minute video instruction Kent will show you how to make your own accumulator tee hose connection either using parts from. our kit ( see below) or parts you purchase yourself. This video is included free with the purchase of our kit.
Kent will take you over to his workbench and completely take apart a rusty and old fuel delivery system from a 1980 450SL and put it all back together again with some shiney new paint and parts supplied in his special kit for these cars. This video runs for 24 minutes.
In this 30 minute-long video Kent will walk you through what he did for the rear suspension on his 1983 240D.
In this 46 minute very detailed step-by-step video instruction, Kent will show you how to remove the fuel delivery system from your 1986 to 1991 420SEL, 300SE, 300SEL, 560SEL, 560SL, and 560SEC, take it over to your bench and take it all apart, install new pumps, filter, accumulator, and hoses, t
This 17-minute video will cover the removal of an old Hirschmann power antenna and then Kent will show you how to troubleshoot the wiring plug in the car to see if you are getting proper power back to the antenna. No sense in replacing a faulty antenna until you make sure your wiring is OK!
In this 30-minute instructional video, Kent will walk you through the steps to remove your old antenna, test and troubleshoot your wiring plug coming to the antenna, and install our aftermarket antenna using the special wiring connectors we include in the kit.
In this xx-minute long video, Kent will show you how to install our aftermarket power antenna in your 116, 123, or 123 sedan or coupe. Removal of your old antenna is not covered in this on-demand video but it is very straightforward once you remove the inner fender well panel.
In this 28-minute instructional video Kent with show you how to do a compression test on your own Mercedes gas engine and explain how to interpret the results. It is very important you do this procedure BEFORE "throwing" parts at your engine trying to fix a performance problem.
You might be surprised to realize you spark plug holes need cleaning - and yes some REALLY need cleaning! This 5-minute video will demonstrate Kent's method of cleaning the threads in the cylinder.
This video will walk you step-by-step through the proper procedures for doing a full compression test on your older V8 Mercedes Engine.
This video is loaded with tips on how to properly lubricate all the key components that make your sunroof operate smoothly and properly. It is NOT a complete manual on everything related to sunroofs. It will NOT show you all the details to get the sunroof out and back in.
Clear instructions on how to remove the old boot and install a new one. Total run time: