2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK500
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2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 ProblemsEngine 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. Communicating these specific symptoms to your technician can save diagnostic time.
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.
The electrical connector at the automatic transmission may leak fluid into the wiring harness. If not repaired, the oil will migrate through the wiring harness and damage the transmission control module. At that point, a new harness and control module may be necessary to correct this problem.
2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 QuestionsThe locking actuator for the convertible top stopped working. Cost to repair? (1 answer)
they ended up having to replace the bumper and all the assembly left tire both struts etc. when I received the vehicle back i noticed that the cooling fan was already on and i had driven just 1 block? I then proceeded home approx 50 miles and it got so hot i lost power so i stopped and pulled ove...
what is the kind of air filter needed and how do you open the compartment where it is located. I can't get it open, afraid to break it so I can't tell what kind of filter is currently in it.
2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 RecallsIncorrect 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.
Some seat belt buckles may have a burr on a metal component of the locking mechanism. This could prevent the seat belt from locking under certain conditions. In the event of a crash, the seat occupant may not be properly restrained, increasing the risk of injury. Dealers will replace the affected seat belts. This recall is expected to begin on December 22, 2003. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2003 120006.