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Year
2002
Make
Mercedes-Benz
Model
ML320
Color
White
History
PURCHASE:
I purchased my 2002 ML320 (w163) in October of 2014 for only $1,250 from a friend who owned a small wholesale auto lot. At the time of purchase it had 145k miles on the odometer. There were a few small cosmetic repairs on the inside of the vehicle that I was able to repair by searching for parts on Ebay. Mechanically, the ML320 was in EXCELLENT condition!

FIRST MECHANICAL ISSUE:
In December of 2017, I was in the drive thru of Taco Bell and I noticed a slight screeching sound when I would turn the steering wheel. By the time I made it back home (only 1.5 mile away) I noticed smoke and the smell of rubber. Upon inspection, I noticed that there was small bits of metal embedded into the belt and flakes of metal around the idler pulley and belt tensoner. I knew that this repair was going to take a few hours so I ordered; a new water pump, thermostat, pulley tensoner, idler pulley kit, new serpentine belt and much more i can not remember at the moment. It took me about 4 hours to complete all the repairs above; including flushing/cleaning the radiator and putting in fresh new antifreeze.

MOST RECENT MECHANICAL ISSUE:
RIP ML320???
So since the repairs I did back in December of 2017, I have had absolutely NO issues with my ML320 whatsoever. I changed my oil every 3k miles, kept a close watch on fluids and would always listen to my vehicle. With that said: on January 10th of this year (2019) I was driving down the highway going about 60 MPH, when suddenly I had to accelerate at a faster rate then usual because a truck was hauling a$$ in the slow lane. When I pressed on the accelerator my ML320 suddenly started to hesitate, thankfully I was only about a half mile away from my exit for home. When I got off the exit I noticed my vehicle would not go over 15-20 MPH. So I made it home and turned the vehicle off. I came back out about an hour later with my scanner to read any codes that may have been logged and when I turned the vehicle on there was no hesitation, no codes, no problems at all... it seemed to have fixed itself. Then on February 2nd 2019 the same thing happened while literally doing the same thing I had done on January 10th 2019... in fact, it happened in the same spot too! But this time when I got home and waited an hour, the car would not start and when it did it hesitated. It will not go over 10 MPH MAX, I am getting the following codes: P0300 P0304 P0305 P0306 P0111 P0112 P0101 P0135 but have already replaced every part in relation to the OBD Codes!

ANY HELP WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 (White)

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