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  1. '87 W124 300D

    W124 E,CE,D,TD Class
    Is this the diesel engine with the suspect head that warps and blows headgaskets? In the USA, is this the engine that had a trap oxidizer that was to be replaced under dealer warranty? Hopefully not installed on this Euro car. Weak AC could be a refrigerant recharge (as seller suggests). It...
  2. 124 300TE ball joints welded to control arm or replaceable?

    W124 E,CE,D,TD Class
    Thanks. And the 1986-92 300TE with 103 engine- replaceable ball joint, or is this an exception with welded ball joints?
  3. 124 300TE ball joints welded to control arm or replaceable?

    W124 E,CE,D,TD Class
    I searched but did not find a thread that listed which control arms have replaceable ball joints and which are welded in. Are the ball joints for the 1986-1993 300TE replaceable? I do know the 1995 E300 606 engine ball joints are replaceable. Is it correct to say the 1994-95 104 engine...
  4. Cabrio Climate Control

    W124 E,CE,D,TD Class
    The sensor blower fan (aka sampler motor) sucks air through the slotted grill, past the sensor, and then out in the dashboard.
  5. 1994 e320 Cabrio needs $8000+ in repairs according to dealer

    W124 E,CE,D,TD Class
    Getting attached to the car is a tough deal. I know- any sensible person would sell at least two of my five 25-30 year old Mercedes, but I just can't do it..... Before the Chicago cold hits, at least slow the cosmetic damage. Paint- Mequiars #7 Glaze and then any good wax. Top- 303 or RaggTopp...
  6. Cabrio: Radiator blockage / AC Issues

    W124 E,CE,D,TD Class
    First, read this from the FSM: http://www.w124-zone.com/downloads/MB%20CD/W124/w124CD1/Program/Climate/83-600.pdf Section F describes the ventilation blower, a small motor that pulls air across the interior temperature sensor up in the overhead lamp assembly. When that motor dies, the...
  7. Interior ceiling cloth lost adhesion

    W124 E,CE,D,TD Class
    Painful Ouch, a headliner for a no sunroof car is $250, and for cars with a sunroof $1800, which is most of the USA delivery vehicles!!! I have two 1995 sedans that have sagging and badly sagging (like the OP above) headliners. I have been putting off the job, and not driving the really bad...
  8. My new baby w124 300e won't start

    W124 E,CE,D,TD Class
    Factory Sevice Manual Since you are new to your car, take time to explore the Sticky: 124 DIY Thread section. Many helpful write ups on how to repair these cars, and the Factory Service Manual is there online.
  9. Blacked Out Instrument Panel

    W124 E,CE,D,TD Class
    The knob to the left of the speedometer resets the odometer when pushed, and adjusts the intensity of the dash lights when turned. Turn it clockwise and counter clockwise a few times to see if that helps.
  10. Climate Control issues

    W124 E,CE,D,TD Class
    FSM climate control operation Up in the top section, there is a sticky 124 DIY thread. In there is the Factory Service Manual. Here's a link to the section on the Climate Control system operation: http://www.w124-zone.com/downloads/MB%20CD/W124/w124CD1/Program/Climate/83-600.pdf Give it a read...
  11. 1988 300E hvac -- Why me, Lord? Why me?

    W124 E,CE,D,TD Class
    Galvanic corrosion I wonder why the Mercedes engineers did this to us- how could they not understand copper and aluminum don't play nice together? I've replaced one evaporator on the E300, and now must do one on the 300TE. I understand your pain....
  12. W124 95 E300 diesel

    W124 E,CE,D,TD Class
    Relays got wet? The OP has a 95 E300, which is a diesel and does not have an ETA. The blower motor and headlights are not wired in the upper or lower engine wire harnesses of the E300. I'm sure you checked the appropriate fuses, by actually removing them and placing them back in. Also the...
  13. 1995 CE200 cranks but no go

    W124 E,CE,D,TD Class
    Respect I'm impressed that not only did you admit your "end user error", you also came back 10 months after to post what you did to correct it, thankfully with a good ending!
  14. Weak air flow coming out of vents.

    W124 E,CE,D,TD Class
    Fact check before ordering parts Not funny if the OP believes that ebay is a reliable source of information, does not double check for correct tech info, and orders something that won’t fit on his car. I can only speak of USA delivery vehicles, and the 124 in the USA had factory equipped dust...
  15. Headlight lens pattern difference

    W124 E,CE,D,TD Class
    The euro lens on my 91 300TE left hand drive USA car has the pattern of the lens on the right in your picture.
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