2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Mercedes-Benz C230
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2003 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.
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.
Oil can leak into the engine wiring harness from the camshaft sensor. If the leaky sensor is not repaired, the oil can migrate through the wires and possibly damage the engine control unit. Have the sensor and harness checked regularly.
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 QuestionsWhere is the Crankshaft Position Sensor located for my car? (1 answer)
The other day. The wife parked the car at work.
She said it did not want to start. I checked it out and brought my OBD reader. It threw out some codes of concern initially for the CAMSHAFT Sensors.
I had it towed to a nearby shop and they said the CAMSHAFT POSITION SENSORS had some oil o...
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