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Forum: W166 M-Class / GLE-Class   05-15-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 155
Posted By Halexb
WIS for R&R L&R Cam Chain Tensioners?

My new (to me) ML350 (M276 engine) is making noises like it needs the cam chain tensioner check valve install bulletin performed. I checked the engine # and it appears that the engine already has the...
Forum: W166 M-Class / GLE-Class   05-09-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By Halexb
I haven't seen a Vin decoder before. It worked! ...

I haven't seen a Vin decoder before. It worked!

https://www.vindecoderz.com/

Most excellent. Thanks much.

And now step to # 900....

Alex
Forum: W166 M-Class / GLE-Class   05-08-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By Halexb
2014 ML350 Engine Number Location

I am considering doing the timing chain tensioner oil check valve installations and need to locate the engine number on my ML350.
Where is it located? It sure isn't obvious.
Thanks for any help,
...
Forum: W163 M-Class   01-02-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By Halexb
Hi, Here's the post (sorry I can't seem to...

Hi,

Here's the post (sorry I can't seem to format this correctly)


Date registered: Aug 2006
Vehicle: 02 ML320 06 ML500
Location: Bronx, New York
Posts: 15,250
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Forum: W163 M-Class   01-01-2018, 10:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By Halexb
In my case, I lifted the front end, put a stand...

In my case, I lifted the front end, put a stand under it, used a small screwdriver to undo the clamp on the front CV joint boot.
Began to shove screwdriver under boot and sprayed silicone spray as...
Forum: W163 M-Class   01-01-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By Halexb
Thnx 43sqd

My 98 ML320 recently began vibrating under load. Then chirping began. Only in gear and when excellerating or climbing grade.
I changed rear differential oil, transfer case oil, and front diff oil....
Forum: W163 M-Class   12-19-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,839
Posted By Halexb
I've been towing the same size trailer with a...

I've been towing the same size trailer with a Moto Guzzi on it from San Jose, Ca to Bonneville Salt Flats, twice a year, and from San Jose to The Mojave six times a year, for over 7 years.
280K...
Forum: W163 M-Class   11-24-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,094
Posted By Halexb
thnx 43sqd. I guess I'll open it up and see...

thnx 43sqd.
I guess I'll open it up and see what exactly is going on in there.
If I can't rig something acceptable, re cable it up or just open it and leave it, the eBay option should suffice.
...
Forum: W163 M-Class   11-24-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,094
Posted By Halexb
I wonder if the arm for a motorized defroster...

I wonder if the arm for a motorized defroster flap will work in an earlier model non-motorized unit...

THAT would be a very nice fix.

I'll order the arm, and post back if that arm fits the...
Forum: W163 M-Class   11-24-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,094
Posted By Halexb
OK I think I have a better grasp of the situation...

OK I think I have a better grasp of the situation now.

I've had the dash of my 98 ML320 off (blend door mtr) and it seems that this one will hafta come off as well. Not a big deal... just time...
Forum: W163 M-Class   11-23-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,094
Posted By Halexb
I attempted to find the part(s) in the EPC site. ...

I attempted to find the part(s) in the EPC site.
There are pics of the air controll box but not the defroster flap.
How is the defroster flap (inside the box) attached to the white lever (arm)? ...
Forum: W163 M-Class   11-23-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,094
Posted By Halexb
98 ML320 Defroster Flap Sought

Woking on my buddy's early 98 ML320. No air out the defrost vent. No air out the side vents.
Checked cable at the console...OK.
Checked cable at the defroster arm (Ugh my back is still sore) .....
Forum: W163 M-Class   10-20-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 92,755
Posted By Halexb
277K miles on 98 ML320. Original owner. ...

277K miles on 98 ML320. Original owner.

Original drive train.

After all the recalls in the first few years, everything has settled down. Still very happy with the ML.

Hoping to last untill...
Forum: W163 M-Class   05-29-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,053
Posted By Halexb
Just an update: Made simple switch for...

Just an update:

Made simple switch for remote control of starter, performed test as outlined. Worked like a champ!

Thanks again,
...
Forum: W163 M-Class   05-17-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,053
Posted By Halexb
Excellent! Thank you very much... As usual,...

Excellent!

Thank you very much... As usual, usefull info.

Alex
Forum: W163 M-Class   05-16-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,053
Posted By Halexb
98 ML320 Compression Test

I've searched and searched but can't locate a DIY on compression testing an early ML320.
I want to disable the ignition (so the 6 plugs I leave in don't fire) but don't know how.
How do you...
Forum: W163 M-Class   11-10-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,403
Posted By Halexb
Thanks 43sqd but W/O you and the other...

Thanks 43sqd but W/O you and the other contributors I never would have gotten there.

Happy motoring.

Alex
Forum: W163 M-Class   11-10-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,403
Posted By Halexb
Swapped out the O2 sensor with orig. Same...

Swapped out the O2 sensor with orig.
Same codes P0170.
Removed the intake manifold using the info from this site (thank you very much!).
Found ughliness:...
Forum: W163 M-Class   11-04-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,403
Posted By Halexb
Sensor #1...

Sensor #1 (https://www.benzworld.org/forums/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) bank 1 purchased from Parts Geek.

I'll swap it out with the original.

New one is on order from AutoParts...
Forum: W163 M-Class   11-03-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,403
Posted By Halexb
Currently only P0170. A pending P0173 comes in...

Currently only P0170.
A pending P0173 comes in after several days. After making a change, I clear the DTC's, maybe that's not the best way to go in this case.
Seems to me the P0170 started after...
Forum: W163 M-Class   11-02-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,403
Posted By Halexb
I addressed a bad seal on throttle body to intake...

I addressed a bad seal on throttle body to intake duct. Cleaned and resealed cyl head valve cover vents.
Replaced MAF (Bosch), fuel pump and fuel filter. Replaced loose (leaking?) brake vac hose to...
Forum: W163 M-Class   10-06-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,749
Posted By Halexb
iCarsoft i980 Watchout!

I bought an iCarsoft i980 scanner for my ML320.

Worked for a while then died.

I called and sent emails to iCarsoft and everyone on the net with the word CARSOFT in it.

Here is the ONLY reply...
Forum: W163 M-Class   10-04-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 125,158
Posted By Halexb
I bought a i980 to troubleshoot CEL on 98 ML320....

I bought a i980 to troubleshoot CEL on 98 ML320. It worked for a week or so but now does not offer the ML320 or ANYTHING other than Sprinter under the Diagnose selection. It used to...

Called...
Forum: W163 M-Class   10-03-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,494
Posted By Halexb
OK.

OK.
Forum: W163 M-Class   10-02-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,494
Posted By Halexb
iCarsoft i980 only shows Sprinter under Diagnose

I am troubleshooting various DTCs on my '98 ML320 and now my i980 is acting up.

Connect unit
Select Diagnose
only model shown is Sprinter...

This scanner used to show Mercedes AND Sprinter...
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