HELLO!! NEW HERE! got a 2005 W203 with a few issues, any help welcomed!!!

Bodhi

Active Member
Joined
Aug 26, 2020
Messages
43
Reaction score
8
Location
Sheffield
Your Mercedes
C320 CDI W203
HELLO TO ALL!!!

(I posted this on
Engine, Drivetrain, Fuel and Exhaust
But it might be better suited for this area? Please an admin can delete the other if necessary, or join it with this one if gets an answer over there? THANKS!!!)


As the topic says, I got a beautiful C320 CDI with relatively few miles (100,000) and full history. It is showing a few issues on the computer and I would love to know the most intelligent way to fix it. This is a list of the problems I have found. I was advised about going to a specialist, and would like also to hear opinions on that as it does sound logical, but I guess somethings are better for a specialist and some others can be done by myself at home (I do love to fix my own stuff, simple things at least).

1) ESP malfunction
2) ABS malfunction (intermittently the ABS light goes off and apparently this means it works?)
3) brakes will need change (the computer says so and the pads are indeed almost gone, I believe I should be able to do this no problem?)
4) diesel pre glow circuit failing (probably a worn out glow plug? the light on the dash comes and go, but the car starts without problem at least now that its not winter)
5) driving wheel is not straight needs adjustment (the car drives perfectly, it goes straight without touching the wheel)
6) cruise control doesn't work (I found that this is related to the ABS because intermittently it does work and the ABS light in the dashboard goes off)
7) the CD changer doesn't work
8) missing tweeter speaker on the left door
9) the clock cannot be setup (I have the manuals and follow it to the letter but the option is missing on the dashboard).
10) something about need to refill coolant, I need to be sure in which one to use

ANY info or help with the above issues will be greatly appreciated!!!
 

LostKiwi

Senior Member
Joined
Aug 25, 2006
Messages
31,363
Reaction score
21,631
Location
Midlands / Charente-Maritime
Your Mercedes
'93 500SL-32, '01 W210 Estate E240 (RIP), 02 R230 SL500, 04 Smart Roadster Coupe, 11 R350CDi
Nothing too bad there. The ABS/ESP/cruise issues are best diagnosed with a diagnostic session with a proper MB specific code reader but the rest is trivial.

The correct coolant is G48 but if you don't know what's already in there flush it all out and refill.
 
OP
B

Bodhi

Active Member
Joined
Aug 26, 2020
Messages
43
Reaction score
8
Location
Sheffield
Your Mercedes
C320 CDI W203
  • Thread Starter
  • Thread starter
  • #3
Thank you!


Nothing too bad there. The ABS/ESP/cruise issues are best diagnosed with a diagnostic session with a proper MB specific code reader but the rest is trivial.

The correct coolant is G48 but if you don't know what's already in there flush it all out and refill.
 

WE HAVE NOW MOVED: 8 Hazel Road, Woolston, SO19 7GB
Service, Repairs and remapping service
Any queries, please do not hesitate to contactEmail@mbsofsouthampton.co.ukor alternatively you can phone Colin or Dave on 02380 445820, out of hours numbers are 07787913313 or 07907631681.
Top Bottom