The overhead temperature sensor and its operation are critical to the “automatic” features of the climate control system. If you want the heat to hold steady inside the car, the sensor or sensors must be functioning properly.
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A 12 volt test light is a very handy tool to have when working on any car but it is particularly important if you have a old diesel. This tool will allow you to quickly determine if there is power getting to your glow plugs, and if not where the power is breaking down.
This is becoming one of the common transmission fluid leaks on these older automatics. If the trans is leaking fluid in small puddles while the car sits for longer periods suspect this seal. You can be fooled thinking it is coming from the pan gasket.
In part 1 Kent covered the key components, where they are located and what they do. If you are not familiar with this system we recommend you watch part 1 first.
Genuine Mercedes special Oring seal for the bowden cable housing where it connects to the right side of the automatic transmission. This is a common leak area and you may be fooled into thinking it is leaking out of the pan gasket.
Illustrated 6 page step-by-step instructions for proper removal and installation of the modulator upgrade for the years and models noted here. Includes how-to specific details for using the new adjustment cap on the upgraded OEM modulators now available. These are installation instructions only.
Appears to be a recent replacement. Not new buy teeth are not rusty and hardly any wear. You an also see the motor was spliced in. So you will have to splice your wiring. Check out Kent’s video if you need instructions on how to install.
This is an above average used door check strap. It was removed from a rear door so I does not have the usual wear associate with front door checks. No cracks in the cast frame. This will fit either right or left front or rear doors.
Set of chrome covers that go where the right side mirror should mount. No screws included.
Good seal to hold the cluster into the dash. If this gets damaged you cluster will not hold in tight to the dash opening. Most of the rubber gets very hard over time. This one is near perfect. No nicks and still super super soft!
Good used plate as shown. Chrome is excellent. No peeling. No small screw included. Does have the three tabs broken off on the back side but still fits well. You may have to use a dab of silicone sealant or goop to hold the bottom edge tight.
SOLD AS A SET OF TWO. You can watch Kent's video to see how important these bulb holders are and whey he likes them so much. If you are having dash light issues and you have replaced the bulbs these might be the reason.
Good used working mirror. Good tight but easily adjusted mechanism. Above average cosmetic condition but not perfect. May have some very small nicks in chrome on the back side and hard to see fine scratches on the mirror glass. Does not come with chrome cover or plastic handle.
Very good used. Good chrome and not sloppy hinge.
Matching set of working front outside door handles. Good working conditon. Key works in both handles. Sorry only one key available but you can have a locksmith make an additional key.
Good ground cable as shown. You will need to supply your own bolt
Very good used stainless wiper arm set. Hinges not worn out. Good spines.
Good used working actuator. Plastic connect clip still in tact and the threads on the adjuster are not broken as you see in most. You MUST have a good working cruise control amplifier for this unit to work properly.
Excellent used vacuum shift valve for the 1978 to 1980 300SD. This has been tested in our shop and is in good working conditioin. When you put it on your particular diesel it most likely will need to be adjusted. No instructions are included with this part.
The first general automatic climate control was introduced in 1977 in the U.S. market. The system was installed on the 1977 to 1980 280SE, 280CE, 300D, 300CD and 300TD, the 1977 to 1980 280SE, 280SEL, 300SD, 450SE, and 450SEL included the 6.9, and the 1977 to 1980 450SL and 450SLC.
Complete set of four cabin air filters only for models listed. Why don't people change their cabin air filters??? Kent has never seen a clean set! Don't believe it, just check out his youtube videos.
The era of performance cabin air filters really began in 1996 with the introduction of the W210 sedan in the U.S. market. By performance, we mean more than just a simple intake air box filter like you saw on the later model W124.
When replacing the steering lock assembly in your Benz you will need to remove that little black plastic switch on the side of the lock from the old one and put it on the new part. You can not pry it off, squeeze it off or pull it off by hand.
The side trim strips beginning with the W108 Chassis in 1965 and ending with the 123 chassis in 1985 were all held to the body with the same method.
If both dash lights are not working including the lights in the upper center console the problem is most likely in the dimmer switch located on the back of the instrument cluster. This is also called the potentiometer providing variable resistance in the wiring to the bulbs.
If both dash lights are not working including the lights in the upper center console the problem is most likely in the dimmer switch located on the back of the instrument cluster. This is also call the potentiometer providing variable resistance in the wiring to the bulbs.
Would you like to watch an inexpensive on demand video that might help you save $1000's? You could spend three or four hours hunting around the internet on different forums and marginal youtube videos and may get the right info - maybe!
The timing device installed in the W115, W116, W123 and early W126 with OM615, OM616, and OM617 engines from 1986 to 1985 is somewhat a mystery to many owners.
If you have an early 300SD and your vacuum pump fails, you could find yourself “up the creek without a paddle.” The actual mechanism of the pump is very robust and it hardly ever fails, but not so with the rubber diaphragms inside the pump.
Tired of lugging around heavy batteries or battery boosters to test electrical components in your car? It does not have to be a Mercedes. It does not even have to be a car. Anything that runs off 12 volt DC power can be tested by these small, light weight but very powerful batteries.
This becomes something you should inspect on cars with over 80,000 if they have been driven on rough roads, and over 100,000 on airmatic cars that have mostly freeway mileage.
Pencil (parallel style) glow plugs usually fail slowly over time. The first signs are rough running after startup. Then you may see a flashing glow plug light on your dash. If ignored over time you engine may not start at all.
If you are new to older Mercedes diesels and have not worked on them before, this is one of the first things you want to learn. Especially if you ever run out of fuel. Without knowing how to do this you will never get the engine started again!
Electric power seats are great if they are working ok. When they do not work - especially in the fore and aft or tilt movement it can be very frustrating to even drive the car.
If your power seat is not working it is hard to determine if it is a switch, a motor under or inside the seat, or a wiring problem. From our experience xx % of the time the problem is in a worn out or failed electrical seat switch.
If your rear door power window is not moving or the motor is not making any noise, it could be a failed motor, rear door switch, front switch or even a wiring problem. Trying to narrow down the problem can be frustrating unless you know the proper troubleshooting sequence.
This video covers the step-by-step VERY detailed procedure for removing the W201 rear door panel, inspecting and lubrication components inside, and replacing the door panel without damage. This is why it is 30 minutes long! Kent really covers the subject in DETAIL!
We love doing oil changes on these engines. The oil filter housing is right in the front of the engine with NO obstruction. The engineers were finally thinking about us!
W211 Cabin Air Filter Replacement and Blower Motor Noise Troubleshooting and Lubrication - On Demand Video Manual
Why do these go hand-in-hand? Well if you do not change the cabin air filter(s) it is likely the dust will work its way into the blower motor and cause squeaking and chirping at low fan speeds. If that noise is ignored you will end up replacement the heater blower motor.
New voltage regulator that bolts on to the back of your alternator. This is the common failure point. Do NOT let anyone sell you a new alternator until you inspect or have this part inspected!
Excellent used turbo diesel oil cooler. Only fits models listed. Excellent threads on fittings and no leaks. PLEASE NOTE: expect 3 to 5 day delay before we can ship. Must be removed from running diesel
Many owners neglect replacing the engine coolant thermostat. It just slowly wears out over time. If you notice your engine temperature running low or you car taking a long time to heat up inside these are the first signs your thermostat has failed.
Removing the rear axles from the W201 chassis is not a difficult job provided everthing goes well. In fact, the procedure is considerably simplier than removing axles from the older swing arm rear ends of the 1970's and early 1980's.
Fixing a Key Source of Fuel Leaks on Your Fuel Injected Late 80’s Early 90’s Engine - On Demand Video
If you smell fuel inside your engine compartment you need to find the source of the leak and fix it IMMEDIATELY. I think we have all personally seen or seen pictures of those cars with the engine burning on the side of the road. Yes, usually caused by a fuel leak close to the engine!!!
Good used tank as shown. No cracks. Comes with hoses as shown. Above average condition
When was the last time you saw a model 116 switch panel in such good condition? Almost no wear on the switches, temp wheel, and faceplate and so clean on the back side with no overheat markings on the connectors.
Original glove box card as shown in good used condition.
Good used switch. no cracks in plastic. please note style to make certain it will fit in your 116 there are different types. This has the three prong (not round) pin connectors. Check carefully yours first. Not returnable if ordered in error.
Good condition as shown. Hard to find one that is not all rusty.