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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK500

2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK500

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2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 Problems

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

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.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

Computer control modules for the seats and doors, the CD changer, and the brake lamp switch tend to fail.

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. Communicating these specific symptoms to your technician can save diagnostic time.

Drive Train -- Verified

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.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

Going over large bumps in convertible models may cause the roll bar to deploy, rendering the roof inoperative. Special tools are generally required to return the roll bar to its stowed position.

2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 Questions and Answers

davemerced, 2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK500, San Diego, CA

How do you reset the service warning message on the dash? I think you push the mileage reset button a certain way

hime, 2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK500, San Clemente, CA

where is the engine oil drain plug located?

jess hair, 2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK500, San Gabriel, CA

do you need to deactivate ABS before replace the front and rear brake-pad? and how do you replace them?

sbdoss, 2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK500, Enid, OK

lopes like it had a big cam in ....

sharih84, 2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK500, Canyon Country, CA

I was involved in a collision and when I got my car bac the next day it died on me and had to be towed back to the shop now I am waiting to find out the problem. A few people said that the fuel pum...

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2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 Reviews

I purchased this Clk-500 with 25,000 miles on it. NOTHING BUT TROUBLE
Electrical all kinds. Crank shaft sensor, tail light sensor, oil level sensor, coolant level sensor, The ignition will not turn on sometimes, radio will not turn on sometimes,

Body trouble, Both front inner fender liners have come out more than once, top leaks, seats won't adjust, head rest won't adjust,

Motor trouble noisy lifters at low rpm

I have had this car in the shop several times. Its never a warranty issue. This is my second and last benz, never again.

Very disappointed in the quality of the interior.

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