2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK320

2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 Problems

Engine Performance Problems Due to Crankshaft Position Sensor Failure

The crankshaft position sensor may fail. Symptoms of this are: The engine will crank—but not start—especially when the engine is warm. The car may start again if it is left to cool off, but it may run roughly or have poor performance.

Instrument Cluster Displays May Lose Pixels

The instrument cluster display may lose pixels and need replacement. However, if the back lighting bulbs for the odometer display in the center of the cluster burn out, they can be replaced.

Oil May Leak From PCV Vent Housings and Inspection Plates

An engine Oil leak may develop from the PCV vent housing on the valve cover and/or the inspection plate on the front of the engine.

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2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 Questions

Where is fuel pump located and there are many to choose from which one do I use (1 answer)

whine from front of engine (1 answer)

not tensioner or idler pulley

How do you bleed the air out of the coolent/water system (1 answer)

My car is running rough & now it is slowly raising the temp. I think when I checked the water level I got air in the system or maybe it needs a new temperature gauge? Perhaps water pump?

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2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 Recalls

Incorrect Software Calibration May Cause Fuel Pump to Remain Powered in a Collision

There is a faulty software calibration that affects several areas including shutting off the fuel supply in a collision. This could cause a fire hazard during an accident. Dealers will reprogram this software. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2008 070001. This recall began during August, 2008.

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