Date registered: May 2012
Vehicle: 2001 ML430 109,000 miles
Location: South Lyon MI
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2001 ML430 ABS ETS BAS lights on
Hi To All
This is my first post and Ive read alot of the posts here and wanted to first thank everyone for all the time and info your group offers.
This is my first mercedes and I fell in love with it the minute I saw it and thank god I paid the $2000 for the used warranty it has paid for itself 10 times over!!!!! FYI i was a mechanic apprentice at a Ford Dealership and did Heavy Engine, Transmission, A/C and light repair so I do most of my own work and Im currently trying to find another mechanic that takes my warranty in detroit MI if anyone has heard of superior warrantys??
My truck currently has 105,000 miles or so on it Ive had to replace the engine (used engine thru broker but took off accessories before ship has 1 year warrenty on it though)
radiator and hoses
Front and Rear Pads and Sensors
new tires(all wheel drive)
I now also have body damage thanks to some jelous hater out there !!!!
Im getting the same 3 lights everyone posts here and the warrantly is tellign the mechanic to replace the ABS pump assy with a used one. Yet I read about module masters and their 5 year garantee for half the price of a used pump?? Are these guys any good?? Mechanic said he couldnt hold the hoist for a week while it was gettting repaired!!!! I know I cant make a used truck new, Im just trying to fix as much as I can while I have the warranty coverage??
Im also getting the door locks cycling up and down when i push the button and have to manually push the drivers button down unless the door is closed?? Im thinking its been slim jimmed or something. I have a replacement remote and havent had the time/money to pay the dealer to reprogram it so im using the keys to unlock it.
I was told its all wheel drive and the front locks up when wheels of the ground but when I have the rear of the ground I can spin it freely. I would think all wheel drive would have a front and rear engaged at all time. My so called mechanic said the rear spins and is hydrolically engaged can anyone tell me about it I did the VIN thing and my transmission is this 722663 02 341879
I also hear alot about the support bearing on the driveshaft going bad???
My truck is in pretty good shape now and the body only had a few nicks that are needing attention beside the door kicked in and the crease along the top of passenger side. Im stuck with the truck but I love it and trying to make the most of it and keep it in good shape its got to last me awhile since I have to much into it now.
Sorry I combined them didnt start out to do this I would appreciate being able to know and repair my own truck and not get ripped off by mechanic
Thanks in advance