Understanding how an inside rear view mirror is mounted is essential for proper removal and replacement. The mirror can be easily damaged if you do not know the tricks to getting it snapped back into the mounting bracket in the head liner.
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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.
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.
To many people, automotive electrical systems and testing are a big mystery. It is not as complicated as you might think.
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.
Kent takes you through the process of removing and installing the shock absorbers on your own R107. The video specifically shows the work being done on a 380SL. Other models may have slight variations but the basic principles are the same.
In this video, Kent will show you how to safely and cleanly remove the fuel from the tank on your older Benz. You will need to drain the fuel anytime you replace the back end hoses, the tank filter screen, the fuel pump or the fuel filter.
Video instructions that come free of charge with the purchase of Kent's special tool to remove 107 fuel tank screens. This video will NOT be of much help if you do not purchase the tool, but it is being offered for anyone who would like to view it regardless. Total run time:
In this video instruction, Kent will show you how to pressure test your radiator and cooling system using his pressure bleeder tank and specially designed and modified radiator cap.
In this video, Kent will walk you through the steps needed to convert your older Brake Bleeder tank to one that can continue to bleed brake systems as well as pressure test radiators and cooling systems.
Ever wonder why almost every rear bumper rubber on late model W123's is loose, almost falling off, or glued on? There is a design flaw and Kent has figured out how to fix it with his new kit.
If you are experiencing hard starting or unexplained loss of power, your engine's lift pump could be failing.
This on-demand video will take you through the process of replacing the worn-out ball joint bushings that connect to the front suspension guide rod on all W126 sedans and couple built from 1980 to 1991. This video comes free of charge when you purchase our complete repair kit.
Published in August of 2019, this has been one of the most requested videos over the past two previous years.
This video will cover the use of my custom plastic tool to safely remove the steel center section for the outside aluminum housing with rebuilding your older style SLS ( Self Leveling Suspension) hydraulic pump. No other instructions included here.
This video will not only save the condition of your door panel, but it will save you a lot of time and frustration when you go to replace a door panel after doing maintenance inside your door. Those old plastic film liners always seem to be torn, ripped, and downright ugly.
In this video, Kent will share with you some tips on how to properly measure your automatic transmission fluid level and what to do
In this short video, Kent will give you an overview on setting up and using Version 3 of his bench mount CIS gasoline injector pressure tester.
This video is specifically for setting up and using Kent's newest version of his diesel fuel injector bench mount tester. It does not contain any information on the actual process of cleaning or rebuilding a fuel injector.
Kent video instructions will take you through the process of flushing out the old automatic transmission fluid and replacing it with modern enhanced power steering fluid. This procedure was filled on a W108 280SE 6 cylinder sedan.
This video is part of the full net repair kit we sell. See related products below. If you choose just to watch this video, you will have to source your own bungee cord and crimping sleeves.
This on demand video only covers the principles of how to get a non-memory power seat in a 1980 to 1990 Mercedes to move forward and backward so you can get to the bolts to remove the seat from the car or remove the seat spring from the track assembly.
Our seat spring repair kit has been a great success! It can easily repair sagging on broken front seat springs. But what about seat padding. A lot of the older ( 1970's to 1980's glued fiber seat padding can crush down and even disintegrate over time.
This video will show Kent's technique on how to prime and paint alloy wheels using our wheel paint kit and masking dam that we sell separately. See below. The techniques will also apply to any spray can paint you should choose to use.
This is a full 25-minute step-by-step instructional video on how to properly flush or bleed your brake system using our pressure brake bleeder and fluid capture tank.
In this video, Kent explains the correct procedure for cleaning and lubricating your hubs and rear brake rotor BEFORE you install your wheels. He hardly ever sees this done when removing wheels on 15 plus-year-old Mercedes so he knows it is almost ALWAYS neglected.
Kent came up with this kit because of all the times he replaced e-brake shoes only to end up with battered knuckles and extreme headaches. This video is included free with the purchase of the toolkit.
This video is intended to be used as instructions when purchasing Kent's Rust Buster Tool. It can be viewed separately but you will need the tool to apply the principles. This video is included free of charge when purchasing the tool. See related products below:
Have you dreaded changing the rear end fluid before because it is a pain and ends up being really "messy?" Kent finally decided there had to be a better way so he went to work and came up with the idea of using a simple and affordable custom made pressure tank to "flush" and refill differentials
This video will take all the "mystery" away...
This is not a complete instructional video on how to "overhaul" the M116 and M117 D-Jetronic fuel injected V8 distributor. There is lots of information out there on installing new points, setting the dwell and timing, replacing the cap and wires, etc.
Maybe you have even tried this only to have to patch fall on the floor when you walk away... ( it has happened to Kent... :-) ).
Learn all the tricks to adjusting the valves on your older Mercedes V8 engine.
PLEASE NOTE: These are not complete instructions on how to open up an early style SLS pump and properly reseal it. Rather, these are some tips that will make the job go faster and easier. These are things Kent has learned rebuilding a number of these pumps himself.
PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a complete instructional video on how to install a new timing chain in a 1970 to 1991 M116 or M117 Mercedes V8 engine. Rather it is a collection of "tips" to help you prevent running into trouble when doing this job yourself.
In this video, Kent will walk you through some initial steps you can take to try to solve a rough running problem on an early Mercedes V8 engine with D-Jetronic fuel injection. Please note that this is an introductory troubleshooting video. It does not contain any actual repair information.
This can happen when you least expect it! It happened to me right when I purchased a W109 300SEL and it can be really frustrating.