Date registered: Sep 2005
Vehicle: 1999 C280, 2000 C280, 2000 C230K,2011 C300
Location: los angeles
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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.
1999, 2000 C280