Problem is using that Foxwell if it says "No Codes" you simply don't know whether there is or isn't.
I guarantee you it will (at very best) only see 80% of codes in 80% of modules, probably less
For an extra $200 you could have bought SDS, less if you had bought just a mux and leads and used a second hand Dell and loaded the s/w yourself.
That may be part of the problem guys, but yesterday afternoon the front side and center vents wouldnt blow any air. I had the AC on LO/LO and max fan. The rear vents did blow air though, and it wasn't until I pressed both auto knobs in and the AC going into max cooling setting that the front vents started to work, but then I started to notice white smoke coming out of out from under the hood by the steering wheel, so I turned the AC off and haven't used it since. By the time I opened the hood the smoke had dissipated.
I'll check the ACC for codes later today, and I hope there is, because I have no idea what that smoke was about.
Your statements there say it all, you are guessing, because you cannot conclude with the info you are getting !!
Guessing on any MB system is a recipe for wasting your time and money, not actually fixing anything and becoming frustrated with the Car.
I am sorry I cannot help you with your problem, but until we actually know exactly what codes and live data are, perhaps run guided testing, no one can be absolutely certain
Man, I need a drink... I thought that I would at least be able to enjoy my summer after a very difficult spring term and series of final exams... but now I'm feeling overwhelmed, and the same sense of dread over car problems... It's like all our cars have conspired to ruin my summer... The Mini Cooper decided to start having misfires, my E420 keeps saying there's something up with one of its O2 sensors even though I have already replaced it. As a result, the tags are about to expire because it can't pass the smog check. My little brother's E320 decided it wants a new conductor plate and an alternator/voltage regulator. Then there's the S600, something in the AC decided to let go of the magic smoke, with summer just over the horizon. Just looking at it intimidates me much like S430 I had before. Far more complicated than the old Tahoe, Mini and W210 mercs we have.
Why am I shouldering this you ask? Well I got a little too overconfident after I decided to personally maintain our cars. Oil changes, some body work, a few successful trips to the salvage yards, and subsequent repairs had me feeling good, so I spent all of my saved money and transformed the garage into a little repair shop... The start of a fun hobby I thought, so yeah it hurts a bit whenever my mom sees me struggle and says to me "Well, maybe we should go to an actual mechanic?" Kinda starting to wish that my dad had taught us to like Lexus cars instead... Hahaha
Man, I have to regroup mentally, focus on one car at a time, and follow through...
Anyway, I can return the scanner, it's just something I bought from Amazon, but I don't think that I gave it a fair chance, I'm the incompetent one lol Though I believe you, you're far more knowledgeable, but ultimately I'd hate to ask my parents for any more money, until I have some positive results.
I've read about the diagnostic system you were referring to. Definitely pricey and a little too complicated for me to wrap my head around at the moment. That one thread were you were trying to perfect your karaoke setup last year
These being the first cars I work on is definitely a baptism by fire, or whatever they call it... Hahaha
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