2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG

2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG Problems

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.

Replace air filter when replacing failed mass air flow sensor

The mass air flow (MAF) sensor tends to fail. The engine air filter should be replaced when the mass air flow sensor is replaced; a dirty filter can allow debris to damage the new sensor.

Oil May Leak From PCV Vent Housings and Inspection Plates

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.

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2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG Questions

transmission slips in 1st only til operating temp is reached (1 answer)

If I change the s/w switch from s to w trans seams to not slip nearly as bad.after the car is driven til operating temp there is no more slipping problem

Sometimes the top takes forever to come down, even while holding the button. (1 answer)

Does the trunk have to be completely empty before it will
come down?

Is there a way to manually take the top down and then
put it up automatically.

I have had it for 2 year, the first 3 or 4 times I tried, it opened successfully, and then seemed to stall. Is there a fized time for the p...

HOW DO YOU INSTALL SERPENTINE BELT (2 answers)

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2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG Reviews

I love this 2002 CLK55 AMG convertible. I have 139,000 miles on. Other than normal maintenance which has included brake pad and rotors, tires, I have has some minor issues. The AC needed a new compressor at 120,000 miles, some of the pixels on the dash board lights have gone out, and one of the cables that operate the opening and closing of the top broke. I recently replaced a front universal b...

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