Thanks Martin for quick reply,
It looks like it could be multiple problems. Maybe I will take out latch assembly out to see if there is mechanically broken. Have you done that and is it relatively easy to do?
I am still trying to have Cooks Collision replace the whole latch assembly as that's what they were supposed to do from the start. I will update the resolution if someone has a similar problem.
BTW, do you any good indy mechanic? I need to do engine mounts on my car, got the mounts, but still collecting courage to stick my hands between frame and engine block. :-)
You are welcome,
I think you can toy with the mechanism outside of the tailgate. The yellow vacuum line can be a pain in to disconnect, and the only way practical is use the two tools on the 2nd & 3rd left from this set.. As the four-point spine can break from, just lifting one spline or two with a flat screw driver...
Your motor mounts...
I would roll the car on some plastic ramps for the front tires.
Set your parking brake, and block your rear tires.
On the M112 engine is only one bolt on the bottom through the subframe, but remove the top nut on each first... Then you can put a thick ply plate on the oil pan, or a few cut 2x4's and lift with a floor jack.
Attach the mounts from the top..
Lower the engine slowly, yet you may have to use some 3ft pieces of(I use wooden baseball bats) 2x4 to shift the engine left to right a bit to align the bolt hole on the subframe. Add some thread locker to the bolt for each mount...
Do the transmission mount too.
Whatever you do do not buy URO mounts..
Buy Mercedes if you can afford it, but you can mail-order those these days.
Out of Florida,
Or get Lemforder. I'd even try Rein from Autohaus in Arizona
I do not know any shops here in Sacramento as I do all my work to my fleet of Benz cars...
I had to disconnect upper and lower radiator hoses at the radiator. Drain it on a clean bucket to re-use the coolant.
Our famous G-AMG buddy(my Buddy writes nice how too's-He has a pile of them for these cars). Here is the Motor mount one, and tranny one...
All the best,