1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Mercedes-Benz C230
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1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 ProblemsCamshaft Adjuster Solenoid Failure
The camshaft adjuster solenoid (which is related to the variable valve timing system) may fail or timing chain/balance shaft components may wear, resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light and various drivability issues. Mercedes-Benz has released a service bulletin outlining specific repair instructions depending on fault codes stored.
The evaporator temperature sensor can fail, causing the AC compressor not to cycle. If the AC compressor does not turn on, the AC system will not blow cold air. If the compressor is stuck on, the air will be very cold at first, before warming up.
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 QuestionsWhat is causing cold air to blow from passenger side when heat is on? (1 answer)
Car never gets really warm anymore unless I have the defrost on in winter temps. Blows warm on driver's side. Same with the air...it never really gets cool enough in the summer time.
c230 yr 1997
each time i change the battery