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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430

2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430

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2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 Problems

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

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.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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 ...

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The CD changer may suffer from an internal mechanical problem. Replacement of the faulty unit is generally required to correct this issue.

Engine -- Verified

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.

2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 Questions and Answers

monz, 2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430, Flourtown, PA

when the engine is cold....after backing out of the garage..and shifting into drive the car seems to hesitate engaging for about 1/2 sec...so i accellerat but the gears are not enagaged...then it b...

Ocean76, 2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430, Springfield, MA

This has been going on for about 8 months. I put the key in and have to kind of play with it and the steering wheel at the same time. It has always started before, but not this time. wondering if i...

shutterman, 2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430, Hilliard, OH

im having a problem with the battery going dead in 2 days i have been reading a lot of reports of the seat modules being the cause of the problem.i have no warning lights ....outside of this the ...

junyjordan, 2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430, Prince George, VA

what is best tpye of oil and weight and what is best filter

parris2, 2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430, Conyers, GA

THE DRIVE SIDE SEAT STOP MOVING BACKWARD AND FORWARD. I CHECK ALL FUSES AND THY WERE GOOD. I SMELL BURNING FROM UNDERNEATH THE SEAT FRONT DRIVER SEAT. Other AREA WITH THE SEAT WORKS IT JUST WANT GO...

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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 room to get at certain parts, but other wise fixable. I will not sell this car to anyone, because of the problem. and feel the car is better off being destroyed then sell it with this problem. Wife loves the car but told her its best to get rid of the headache.

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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