BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Aug 2005
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Electromagnetic clutch needs repair
I posted this in the W202 forum without reply. Thought I'd try in this forum.
As well as I can determine, the clutch pulley on the supercharger is in need of service or repair. I've had this 2000 C230K for 50k miles (140k on it now) & I've always heard a rattling sound on slight acceleration but now it's getting louder. While observing the pulley, it makes a slapping sound when engaging at about 2k rpm & rattles while on. Is this clutch serviceable or has anyone tried to service one? If it completely malfunctions will it seize the serpentine belt or disable the car? I've tried to locate a new clutch at various parts stores but no luck except at MB where it's $650.