The engine wiring can degrade because the insulating material falls off leaving the bare wire exposed. This can cause many problems depending on which wires are exposed and what they touch.
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1996 Mercedes-Benz C220
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The interior wood trim and dash pad are likely to crack due to age and sun exposure.
The bushings for the shifter lever wear out to the point where they break and fall out. This causes excessive movement (loose feel) in the shifter lever and a clanging-type noise when changing gears.
The mass air flow sensor can fail, resulting in poor fuel economy and Check Engine Light illumination.
Due to wear, high usage vehicles can experience ignition lock and tumbler failures. The ignition lock cylinder will generally require replacement to correct this concern.
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Problem is getting worse and I have noticed that the windshield wipers delay feature has stopped working and the emergency flasher will not work during any periods of turn signal failure.
the heating and ac blower is not working no air out of the vents?
The states emissions test fails due to several not readies on the diagnostic test. I was told to drive the car and come back for a re-test, this has been done several times with the same failed res...
I came across an earlier post regarding this same problem i am located in socal can someone provide details on this "chip" for the monitors to pass- the smog passes but the monitors fail ...