CLK 230 Kompressor

plonsdale

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Have recently aquired this vehicle. How often does the cam belt need replacing. The car was serviced to 70,000 miles. After that it was owned by a garage, so I assume it was serviced. The cam belt seems to have small lines like perished rubber.
 

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You have a timing chain and no worries on that front.

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I think you are confusing the cam belt with the alternator belt. Merc engines don't have a cam belt, they are a duplex chain................. inside the engine.

If you can visibly see the belt cracking, have it changed before it lets go.

Ooops, beaten to it by our resident expert
 

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It depends on what is wrong with them.. They can be checked in STAR to see what is wrong or find the one that has failed. Sometimes when the display foes full scale and into the red a sensor has come out of its holder in the bumper
 
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The dashboard displays briefly light up on starting the engine, then go blank. The button on the central console has an LED - this light turns red. The bumper sensors seem clean enough.

Any information would be greatly appreciated.
 
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I think that you need an indie that can plug the car into STAR and this will tell you what is wrong
 

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