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.
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2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK320
2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 Problems
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.
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.
The anti-lock brake system (ABS) modulator assembly may fail due to dirty brake fluid. Our technicians recommend a complete brake system flush every two years in order to help prevent this problem.
The electrical connector at the automatic transmission may leak fluid. Over time leaking fluid could migrate through the wiring harness and damage the transmission control module. If that happens a new harness and control module may be necessary to correct the problem.
2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 Recalls (Recent)
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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.
2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 Questions and Answers
This sounds like my problem except the part where the car runs poor, it heats up and dies then when it cools off it will start and run again. Is this something I can repair?
How difficult is it to replace the turn signal switch/handle off the steering column for a fairly decent DIY person? Does it require any special tools? Would love to see the removal procedures if...
the key only open the doors when I get really close to the car
After I warm the car up approximately 20 minutes, the shifter lock will release per the instructions in the owner's manual under towing instructions, pages 275-279. Yes there was a water spill...
The light "Bas Esp" don't come off and the and I,drivingvery well, and stop the motor completly, and even don't stared again, nothing work no even the claxon. until I recive abo...