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Inexpensive tools from Harbor Freight have made many expensive repairs possible. They are not the greatest tools but are just fine for the average shade tree mechanic.

Never tried to rebuild a compressor but be sure to check out what a good rebuild would cost before embarking on that one!

Of the three W202s in the family, I've had the shop do one liner ($500, IIRC), another is a goner but held on with metal clips and the 3rd is OK. This is a big job and I took it to a specialty shop that does them all the time. Remember that the A, B and C pillars as well as the sunroof have to be done too. Whatever you do, try not to damage the roof liner, i.e. stick pins into it, because if you then have a shop do it, the liner won't ever look flat and smooth.

The clicking is engine noise when you are at a stop? I would take off fan belt and check/spin all pulleys.

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post #32 of 39 (permalink) Old 05-23-2019, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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Yes, Harbor Freight tools are not always quality tools...

I had bought the OE Denso AC compressor way back for a great price. Its the exact same factory original model that's in my car now. The clutch on it went bad so I am sure it can be used with a new clutch.

So the headliner that you got done for $500 - did you have them put back the original cloth that had sagged or did they put new material on the existing board or did you buy a new Mercedes headliner? Do you remember how long they took?

The clicking noise was from the power seat relay itself.
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Hi Guys,
I just started a new thread on AC flush process from Mercedes here -
https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w20...l#post17794838
in case someone here may have experience or be familiar with.
Thanks much and Cheers!
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They used all new material on the ceiling, sunroof and pillars. OEM Mercedes material is cost prohibitive and takes a long time to get. They reused all parts and just recovered them. I got the car to the shop the night before so they could start first thing in the morning and they were finished by the end of the day.

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Do you happen to remember the approx cost of replacing with Mercedes Headliner?
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Hi Guys,
Everybody here on this thread please take a look at -
https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w20...l#post17795484
I just updated it with step by step process of RR'ing the AC Compressor and a question. Please let me know if I am wrong anywhere and especially the step I am stumped on - the flushing process...
Will deeply appreciate it
Thanks and a great weekend!
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Checked my records and it was $450 in mid 2017. Saved a little bit by paying cash <g>.

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Thanks gilmore!
I guess the new liner material is probably a very close color match but the texture is quite different, right? How was the end result though, just like as in a new car or again close??
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I was just trying to tape up the liner on my daughter's 2000 C280 with no sucess. Car is black with grey interior. Liner is a speckled light grey vinyl. The replaced liner on my other daughter's 1999 C280 is the fuzzy stuff. Car is white with tan interior. There is probably only 2 choices, light tan or light grey. The results are just like a new car.

Don't laugh but what I've done with the black car to tide us over until we can get the new liner is to prop up the old liner with thin wood slats from some old blinds. They are jammed into the trim and the upward bow keeps the liner up so you can at least see out the rear window.

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