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Discussion in 'Engine, Drivetrain, Fuel and Exhaust' started by barbeds, Nov 19, 2012.

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    barbeds Senior Member

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    Help please. Bought my c240 estate a couple of months ago and except for the esp light flashing on for a split second a couple of weeks ago it's been great, but today it's a little different, the esp light keeps coming on for about 3 to 5 seconds at a time and a dip in power is felt, it has happened at slow speed and also at high speed, straight line or turning. Any advice would be great
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    As you have 2 ESP components you will need to put the car on STAR, and cheapest with a good indie
     
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    barbeds

    barbeds Senior Member

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    What are the 2 esp components, are they expensive to replace, and what sort of cost is it to put the car on star. I am wondering if it may be a bad connection as it keeps coming and going.
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    You have the steering sensor on the steering column, and the lateral sensor under the rear seat or up front in the boot
     
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    barbeds

    barbeds Senior Member

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    So it is likely to be one of these sensors, rather than the esp unit itself, just hope the cost is not to much.
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    The lateral sensor is the most common one,, it cost from £25 to £35 with the average indie to run a STAR test
     

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