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hey guys..

its been awhile I dont write in this forum..
ok,I just thought about this.I learnt that alot of recall for this W164.How can I know if my dads ML is affected or not due the recall??my dad bought it recond from japan.and the salesperson said its a show car...but i doubt it..and yes,my dad still buy it..ha:Dha..I still grumbling about it..:)
so,anyone got a answer for me?
 

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hey guys..

its been awhile I dont write in this forum..
ok,I just thought about this.I learnt that alot of recall for this W164.How can I know if my dads ML is affected or not due the recall??my dad bought it recond from japan.and the salesperson said its a show car...but i doubt it..and yes,my dad still buy it..ha:Dha..I still grumbling about it..:)
so,anyone got a answer for me?
What year is the car and exactly which recall are we discussing?
 

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its a 2006 ML350....any recall..I just wanna proof to my dad that im right..:D
OK, lift the ECU, it's on top of the engine in the middle of the air filter, remove the air filter first. Under the ECU is a manufature date and other details, the label is on the manifold directly under the ECU. If it's a 2005 date then I will tell you more:thumbsup:
 

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If you go to any Mercedes dealer with the VIN number they should be able to give you the complete history of all recalls done and due for your vehicle along with any other maintenance performed by Mercedes.
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OK, lift the ECU, it's on top of the engine in the middle of the air filter, remove the air filter first. Under the ECU is a manufature date and other details, the label is on the manifold directly under the ECU. If it's a 2005 date then I will tell you more:thumbsup:
already checked on this one website using the VIN,its july 2006..still need to check in the engine compartment too?just to make sure..
 

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already checked on this one website using the VIN,its july 2006..still need to check in the engine compartment too?just to make sure..
You must check the details as I said, the car maybe 2006 but the parts maybe 2005 and it makes all the difference
 

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too bad,just checked this morning..its 2005...so??
The intake manifold for that year and model require replacement, a hole will appear at the rear of the manifold close to the throttle valve. When this happens the engine will run as rough as hell.
 

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The intake manifold for that year and model require replacement, a hole will appear at the rear of the manifold close to the throttle valve. When this happens the engine will run as rough as hell.
hurm.. now the engine still running smooth as silk..but the transmisson not..the gear change is rough..I always grumble about it when Im in the car with my dad.I told the SA about upgrading the software and he said, that could be a chance or not at all. I need your expert advice on this particular problem..any long term side effect if the problem does not fix,i mean the rough transmission??...thanks..:D
 

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hurm.. now the engine still running smooth as silk..but the transmisson not..the gear change is rough..I always grumble about it when Im in the car with my dad.I told the SA about upgrading the software and he said, that could be a chance or not at all. I need your expert advice on this particular problem..any long term side effect if the problem does not fix,i mean the rough transmission??...thanks..:D
There are two distinct possiblities that come immediately to mind. And they are:

1. There is an electrical control plate fitted to the valve body of the transmission, This plate holds the input and output (turbine) speed sensors and the plate is known to go faulty giving implausable in/output speed signals thus causing the transmission to clunk between gears.

A simple fault code read out with DAS would confirm or deny this possibility.

If this is the case then the plate will need to be replaced along with the fluid and filter, also fitting the new (modified) electrical socket at the same time.


2. I would hazard a guess that this car has done more than 60,000 km without a transmission fluid change and if so this should be done now,

If you leave the transmission as it is for too long serious damage WILL occur and will prove to be very expensive.
 

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There are two distinct possiblities that come immediately to mind. And they are:

1. There is an electrical control plate fitted to the valve body of the transmission, This plate holds the input and output (turbine) speed sensors and the plate is known to go faulty giving implausable in/output speed signals thus causing the transmission to clunk between gears.

A simple fault code read out with DAS would confirm or deny this possibility.

If this is the case then the plate will need to be replaced along with the fluid and filter, also fitting the new (modified) electrical socket at the same time.


2. I would hazard a guess that this car has done more than 60,000 km without a transmission fluid change and if so this should be done now,

If you leave the transmission as it is for too long serious damage WILL occur and will prove to be very expensive.

wah,thanks for the infos..but like i mention earlier.its a show car. just 17k on cluster.even its 2006.I dont think fluid need to be change yet..anyway, thanks again...
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17k with a rough shift?/? Computer needs looking at here:thumbsup: Three years old and only done 17k?? Still in warranty??
 

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17k with a rough shift?/? Computer needs looking at here:thumbsup: Three years old and only done 17k?? Still in warranty??

yeah, 1-2,2-1...17k,correct.according to salesperson its a show car..no warranty...bought it at grey shop,not an authorise dealer...too bad huh??
 

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yeah, 1-2,2-1...17k,correct.according to salesperson its a show car..no warranty...bought it at grey shop,not an authorise dealer...too bad huh??
Someone is bullshitting you man. Use DAS and check the actual mileage, something stinks here.:eek:
 

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Someone is bullshitting you man. Use DAS and check the actual mileage, something stinks here.:eek:
You are definately right about that. Four years ago I bought a used car (2003 E320 W211) and the dash showed 12000km. This car was bought from Germany and I believed it was a lease car. Anyway, the used car dealer told me that it was the DEMO car from Germany, but after two weeks later when I drove to the M.B authorized dealer with a DAS check up, the actual mileage should be 68000km. It was the worst experience I had with so many cars I've bought.
 

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Someone is bullshitting you man. Use DAS and check the actual mileage, something stinks here.:eek:


nah,i rather not knowing the actual mileage..pain for me and my dad.dont wanna piss him offf...this is bull-shit..really..people do that huh??hurm..unfortunately,they did...ahh,the matter is now,the transmisson problem..get it fix and its done..what i need is now,something/proof to tell my dad that the transmission need to be fix..he seems dont bother about the roughness..and the ride,its quite hard u know.not like mercedes i knew.normal?.moms Toyota Harrier/Lexus Rx much more better....:)
 

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nah,i rather not knowing the actual mileage..pain for me and my dad.dont wanna piss him offf...this is bull-shit..really..people do that huh??hurm..unfortunately,they did...ahh,the matter is now,the transmisson problem..get it fix and its done..what i need is now,something/proof to tell my dad that the transmission need to be fix..he seems dont bother about the roughness..and the ride,its quite hard u know.not like mercedes i knew.normal?.moms Toyota Harrier/Lexus Rx much more better....:)
So tell him you need his car for an appointment and take it to the garage and check the things I mentioned, he does not need to know, as long as you are paying;)
 

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So tell him you need his car for an appointment and take it to the garage and check the things I mentioned, he does not need to know, as long as you are paying;)[/QUOT

im paying??LoL..Im just 17.. :D....I quite excited about his car..thats why I join here...coz im young,n I like that..Thanks alot eric242340.May God Bless You..:)
 

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So tell him you need his car for an appointment and take it to the garage and check the things I mentioned, he does not need to know, as long as you are paying;)[/QUOT

im paying??LoL..Im just 17.. :D....I quite excited about his car..thats why I join here...coz im young,n I like that..Thanks alot eric242340.May God Bless You..:)
God bless and sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite;)
 
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