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W164 ML300 CDI 2009

Discussion in 'Engine, Drivetrain, Fuel and Exhaust' started by kamba, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. kamba

    kamba Senior Member

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    Hi

    As from my earlier posts picked up a ML w164 last month and had few issues which independent dealer needed to sort out

    Thankfully they paid to get the side light bulb replaced by Merc for £75

    However, are now digging there heels and not responding to calls and emails

    Before I consider taking this legally with them want to make sure it's not a simple mistake we are doing these are the other symptoms with car

    - when putting key in ignition to start no lights light up on dash and car doesn't start. Have to remove the key several times from barrel and keep trying. It finally starts my concern is that this is occurring not giving the glow plugs enough times to warm up

    - when slowing down or breaking the car seems to feel like it's either jumping or braking hard

    - there is no power/torque when putting foot down but car reaches speed
     
  2. John Laidlaw

    John Laidlaw Senior Member

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    Nothing simple there I don’t think, sounds like a couple of seperate issues EIS possibly being one. Needs diagnostics to tell you what the issues are before taking it legally. Worth getting it on Star to do that..., then you’ll know where you are. Sadly you probably won’t get that money back but if the vendor is digging their heels in and ignoring you there’s not much else you can do meantime
     
  3. Steve@Avantgarde

    Steve@Avantgarde Forum Supporter Authorised Forum Supporter

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    EIS switch is failing. Very common on the W164. Just need to check the drive authorisation line to confirm. You will need STAR for that.
     
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    kamba

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    Thanks guys anyone got a star local to coventry?

    Evans halshaw have agreed to pay cost of EIS change but not diagnostics to fully confirm issue

    However speaking to other people they.all state EIS
     
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    Mercland is only down the road in Nuneaton, very helpful there.
     
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    kamba

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    Thanks but guessing they will charge to localise the fault also which will be out my pocket

    Whereas Evans halshaw have agreed to cover cost of EIS change so thinking may just get it changed and hope that is the issue with start up problems im having
     

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