2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Mercedes-Benz C240

2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 Problems

Broken Stepper Motor Actuating Arm May Cause Clicking Noise From Behind Dash

A repetitive clicking noise from behind the center area of the dash panel is usually caused by a broken stepper motor actuating arm. The actuating arm controls the direction of air flow in the climate control system. Disassembly of the center console will be required to access and change the broken arm with the updated, reinforced part.

Inside Grab Handles/Upholstery/Door Trim Panels May Delaminate

Inside grab handles, the upholstery on the center console cover, and door trim panels can delaminate. Most commonly replacement of the affected part is necessary.

Worn Sway Bar Link Joints Causing Knocking Over Bumps

The sway bar end link joints may wear and cause a knocking noise over bumps. Loose or warn links should be replaced to correct this type of noise.

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2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 Questions

Keep getting the ESP reading and car either won't crank or shuts down. (1 answer)

Have recently changed the battery, crank sensor and both upstream and downstream 02 sensors and am getting the ESP (Electronic Stabilization Program) reading. Car won't crank sometimes but will after I have let it rest for a half hour or more.

What does 2 faults mean? (2 answers)

What models , if any, are interchangable with the 2001 c240? (1 answer)

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2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 Reviews

when i switch on air con my car cant take of immediately you can accelerate but it wont move until about 3-5 seconds which is dangerous especially on busy roads.what could be the problem ?email docmbewe@yahoo.com
2001 C240 I bought this car with 80,000 miles on it. It had been meticulously maintained by the original owner. Tons of electrical problems and noises after driving it about 5000 more miles. For example, Radio is on but there is no sound. If I open the passenger door the sound comes on. Battery drains overnight. Had to unplug the electric seat modules and airbag to keep the battery from drai...
126K miles. Well maintained. Have the gear box problem now. Mostly was jerking when started recently. My mechanic is suggesting to get a used transmission with 90 days warranty. This will cost me a little over $1000. Never had a experience with a used part. Wondering if it is worthy to replace the gear box or sell or donate the car. Thanks

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