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E350 check engine light and engine noise issue
Let me first let me let all you know that there is a lot of good information on these forums and thanks for the information.
I have an issue with my 2006 E350. I am the original owner and currently have 47,700 miles. I have had an issue with my car for a couple years now. The engine runs smooth but make a noise like diesel engine. I brought the car in under warranty a couple times for the issue, but they could not hear it or identify it. Of course, after my warranty expried, about 3 months later, the engine light came on with these codes (I have access to mercedes certified techs outside of dealer to run codes):
P0016 Crankshaft Position â€“Camshaft Position Correlation Bank 1 Sensor A
P0017 Crankshaft Position â€“Camshaft Position Correlation Bank 1 Sensor B
Both of these sensors were replaced and the engine light went off for about a week, and now presents with the same codes. I have been told the codes and the sound have to do with the balance shaft. Is this the case in your experiences? If so, is it really a $5k service task?
Any other ideas out there?
Should I try to make an issue of it with the dealer, since it has already been documented as an issue a couple when I brought it in for the noise. The only reason I hesitate to do that is because I do not want that to have an impact on me if I decide to get an extended warranty to fix the problem.
Thanks for your input guys!