New Benz Owner!New to this Forum!Need HELP!!! - Mercedes-Benz Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-30-2011, 07:05 AM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Junior Member
 
Date registered: Oct 2011
Vehicle: 2005 Mercedes Benz C230 Kompressor
Location: Nigeria,Africa.
Posts: 27
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
New Benz Owner!New to this Forum!Need HELP!!!

I just bought a 2005 Benz C230 Kompressor,and actually while looking for a solution to a nagging problem with the ride,i discovered this forum.I'm sure i will get solutions here.Dealing with two problems

1)The is a message on my dashboard saying Battery Alternator visit workshop,i bought a new one and the message is still there,the electricians says the alternator is giving out 12.5 volts while the car is on idle and 11.7v when loaded and so he concludes that the alternator i bought is bad,can someone throw more light on this.

2)I noticed while driving if i leave the steering my Benz moves to the right,even after allignment this continued,i was told that this could be caused by some bad bushings on the right tire side,can anyone advice what i should do.

Thanks for all the help i hope to get here.
SLEEK REEK is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-30-2011, 07:17 AM
Outstanding Contributor
 
eric242340's Avatar
 
Date registered: May 2007
Vehicle: Zotye Auto 1.5T T600 2016
Location: The wild west of the Far East
Posts: 52,198
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Quoted: 291 Post(s)
Welcome to Benzworld. Please complete your profile as this will help members give you the most accurate answer to your questions. Location is also important when we need to help you find parts etc. This forum is for introductions only and all questions should be posted on the appropriate sub forum for your car.

To edit your profile simply click on quick links “edit profile” (quick links is top Right of the page)

At the bottom of the page you will find forum jump, click on this and view all the available sub forums and there you will find the technical forum for your car.

For FAQ see the Benzworld help section here:
BenzWorld Help - Benzworld.org - Mercedes-Benz Discussion Forum
Benzworld help is for general enquires and all technical questions should be posted on the specific forum for your car. If you are not sure which forum it should be on then please ask me and I will give you a link.

1. Your alternator is bad.

2. Try swapping the front wheels left to right and see if this cures it or actually makes it pull the other way, this may be a bad tyre.

Regards

ERIC.

___________________________________________
"I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend, if you have one."
- George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill.

"Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second ... if there is one."
- Winston Churchill, in response.
eric242340 is online now  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-30-2011, 07:30 AM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Junior Member
 
Date registered: Oct 2011
Vehicle: 2005 Mercedes Benz C230 Kompressor
Location: Nigeria,Africa.
Posts: 27
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Thank you very much. Also i posted my VIN on your thread for a read out,is it true that engine number can't be easily seen in the 2005 C230 Engine compartment when the hood is opened?
SLEEK REEK is offline  
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-30-2011, 07:55 AM
Outstanding Contributor
 
eric242340's Avatar
 
Date registered: May 2007
Vehicle: Zotye Auto 1.5T T600 2016
Location: The wild west of the Far East
Posts: 52,198
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Quoted: 291 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by SLEEK REEK View Post
Thank you very much. Also i posted my VIN on your thread for a read out,is it true that engine number can't be easily seen in the 2005 C230 Engine compartment when the hood is opened?
I am away on business at the moment, will answer you vin decode and other questions either Monday or Tuesday when I am back in the workshop. In the mean time please complete your profile with car and year and whilst not terribly important your location.

ERIC.

___________________________________________
"I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend, if you have one."
- George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill.

"Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second ... if there is one."
- Winston Churchill, in response.
eric242340 is online now  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-30-2011, 08:14 AM
Outstanding Contributor
 
television's Avatar
 
Date registered: Sep 2005
Vehicle: 216 with everything. 2002 SL500 with everything. 2009 SL500 with everything.
Location: South coast .England
Posts: 6,543
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 148 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by SLEEK REEK View Post
Thank you very much. Also i posted my VIN on your thread for a read out,is it true that engine number can't be easily seen in the 2005 C230 Engine compartment when the hood is opened?
I have done it for you

Malcolm

"I thought my vasectomy would keep my wife from getting pregnant but apparently it just changes the color of the baby."
television is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-30-2011, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Junior Member
 
Date registered: Oct 2011
Vehicle: 2005 Mercedes Benz C230 Kompressor
Location: Nigeria,Africa.
Posts: 27
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Thanks.Can you answer this question?Is it true that engine number can't be easily seen in the 2005 C230 Engine compartment when the hood is opened?
SLEEK REEK is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-30-2011, 09:49 AM
Outstanding Contributor
 
television's Avatar
 
Date registered: Sep 2005
Vehicle: 216 with everything. 2002 SL500 with everything. 2009 SL500 with everything.
Location: South coast .England
Posts: 6,543
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 148 Post(s)
Its very hard to read any MB engine number from above, you just cannot see it easily at all

Malcolm

"I thought my vasectomy would keep my wife from getting pregnant but apparently it just changes the color of the baby."
television is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-30-2011, 11:48 AM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Junior Member
 
Date registered: Oct 2011
Vehicle: 2005 Mercedes Benz C230 Kompressor
Location: Nigeria,Africa.
Posts: 27
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Thanks.
SLEEK REEK is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Mercedes-Benz Forums > General Mercedes-Benz

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes-Benz Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











  • Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
     
    Thread Tools
    Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
    Email this Page Email this Page
    Display Modes
    Linear Mode Linear Mode



    Similar Threads
    Topic Author Forum Replies Last Post
    First Time Benz owner...had to join a forum =D L8rMr General Mercedes-Benz 3 02-09-2011 06:50 PM
    Hi ML Owner new to Forum DRKBC General Mercedes-Benz 2 12-14-2009 08:42 AM
    New Owner...New to forum Feebs General Mercedes-Benz 0 01-13-2009 07:02 PM
    new benz owner on forum NosCivic01 General Mercedes-Benz 0 01-08-2009 04:41 PM
    New Owner/new to the Forum teeonethousand R171 SLK-Class 7 07-04-2006 07:48 AM

    Posting Rules  
    You may post new threads
    You may post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are On
    Pingbacks are On
    Refbacks are On

     

    Title goes here

    close
    video goes here
    description goes here. Read Full Story
    For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome