2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430

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2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 Problems

Cables in Convertible Top May Break

Cables in the convertible top tend to break. If the convertible top stops operating prior to reaching the desired open or closed position, the micro switches that sense the position of the top may have failed.

Leaks From Hose that Connects to Receiver Drier May Cause Poor AC Pperformance

Poor AC performance may be caused by a refrigerant leak from the hose that connects the receiver drier to the AC condenser.

Failed Exhaust Catalytic Converter May Cause Rattle From Beneath Vehicle

When the engine is running, but the vehicle is not moving, a rattle heard from beneath the vehicle could indicate that one of the exhaust catalytic converters has failed. The substrate (the internal part of the catalyst that reduces emissions) can loosen and bounce around inside the canister section of the converter—the defective unit will need to be replaced. If this problem is ignored, the substrate can break down and reduce to a size that plugs the outlet pipe, which will cause a sudden loss in power.

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2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 Questions

my inside headlight on the passenger side isn't working even after I changed it. (1 answer)

My heat just stopped blowing hot air... AC works fine (1 answer)

My heat just stopped Working. All it blows is cold air now, what could be wrong?

My clk430 stalls when I punch the gas (2 answers)

I try to pass a slower car and instead of my car dropping down in2 a lower gear and launching itself and start pulling, it stalls as if it's shutting down and then it starts pulling but then if I punch it a little more it does it everytime I punch the gas... But it never stalls when I just pu...

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2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 Reviews

Very nice car, but they are not easy to fix. Mine works but is starting to suffer mechanical failures.Talked to dealerships and tryed to get a scanner for it, and never got the thing to work to tell me whats going on with it. considered taking it to an auto crusher because a 11 year old vehicle should not be this hard to repair if you decide to fix it yourself. my bmw is hard to fix by way of r...
Have had this car for 3 years and would never let her go. Turns heads where ever I go. With the top down and all cleaned up even the young girls wave , and Im an old man. Best car Ive ever owned. 118,000 miles and runs like a bear. Few minor repairs. If you can find a good used one buy it.

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