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I was victim of an attempted carjacking. And those young punks wearing masks and gloves shot 4 bullets in my face and in the car. Lost the left eye but the car suffered more than I.
I just want to get it fixed so that…Anyway s a personal challenge i think.
the windshield the steering knuckle I heard is pushed back there’s something grinding every sharp turn I make it’s idling loud in park, I needed the brakes done .
the headlights might need the harness or socket replaced cuz no bulbs light up. And one tire rim is crooked it’s a may-pop😭😂
I have a spare but no bolts for it .
i bought a spindle knuckle from eBay and replaced the brakefluid reservoir that had a bullet hole in it . Gosh what else
Still runs and i needed a jump start 5 times in the last month . Idk if it’s cuz I hadn’t drove it for a while or the cold or the bullets . My Bluetooth cassette is stuck inside the player .
i almost paid 6000 for it last year it had 86k now it’s got 97k.

What can I do where do I start ? Anyone got parts for sale ? Thanks
 

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sorry to hear of the violence. hope you're recovering well.

my wagon has 340k miles. currently sitting at mechanics, awaiting rear suspension hydraulic lines. Mercedes still doesn't use copper/nickel lines, they use mild steel, and it's a car killing problem. fuel, brake, and rear suspension self leveling systems all end up with rusty lines.

between the wheel and suspension parts you mentioned, I would also look at ball joints and steering components. if it's a 4matic, front axles are very reasonably priced. on a 100k mile car they might not have been replaced yet. to do the axles basically all the front suspension and brakes get pulled, so it's a great time to do brakes, balljoints, steering stuff, and struts if you're close. Chrysler used the same parts on a bunch of cars so parts prices are reasonable.

the headlight harness has inaccessible connectors behind the front bumper cap, they go intermittent and cause problems. my independent had a sedan with the front end taken apart, I asked him about it. it was a customer who had bought all the parts to convert from hid to halogen, mechanic disassembled to do the job and instead found the connector issue.
 

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Got a new battery , replaced the windshield, tie rods, front brakes without bleeding the systems nor rotors. 2 used tires with the oem rims. And got the Bluetooth cassette out the deck. I installed the battery myself I think I might need to tighten it. . Still idling rough.I’m going to check the MAF today. And the check engine code 0136 I hear it’s not that important. A lot of expenses sometimes cash. It’s too bad the dealers couldn’t help it’s driver more.
 

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Got a new battery , replaced the windshield, tie rods, front brakes without bleeding the systems nor rotors. 2 used tires with the oem rims. And got the Bluetooth cassette out the deck. I installed the battery myself I think I might need to tighten it. . Still idling rough.I’m going to check the MAF today. And the check engine code 0136 I hear it’s not that important. A lot of expenses sometimes cash. It’s too bad the dealers couldn’t help it’s driver more.
rough running 3.2l in both our cars (the other is a 2004 211 e320) was coil packs and spark plugs. I bought new spark plugs and used <<75kmiles coil packs/wires off ebay, fixed the rough idle and performance issues.
 

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That would be tuning up or buying another one!!! I was wondering if there’s such thing as a total accurate diagnosis of everything that needs to be fixed. i paid way too much for the inspection I’m yet to tackle!!!
i tested the maf sensor myself it seems to be bad but then the other codes0100 and 0110 reappeared I had previously taped the 3 inch crack in the first segment of the air intake manifold. Before the incident it didn’t idle that rough. It almost sound like I’m pedal to the floor when i shift to park.
Now someone told me to get the transmission checked out as heheard the squeaking sound when I was backing out.
I guess I’ll try a better
oBD and see what the dealers say!!!
 
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