2008 Mercedes-Benz E350 Repair and Maintenance
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2008 Mercedes-Benz E350 ProblemsRough Shifting of Automatic Transmission
Vehicles equipped with a 7-speed automatic transmission may develop a rough shifting condition, most commonly going up from first to second gear and going down from third to second or second to first gear. Our technicians tell us this is due to an internal component failure. Mercedes has released updated parts; the transmission will need to be removed and disassembled to complete the necessary repairs.
The camshaft adjuster solenoid (which is related to the variable valve timing system) may fail or timing chain/balance shaft components may wear, resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light and various drivability issues. Mercedes-Benz has released a service bulletin outlining specific repair instructions depending on fault codes stored.
The engine may develop a stalling and/or no start condition due to a failed crankshaft position sensor.
2008 Mercedes-Benz E350 Questionswhen do the front shocks need to be replaced typically?on a 2008 E350 (1 answer)
It is a recommendation from technician at the dealership to do this while replacing front springs/coils? Not sure if this is necessary. I was told it's recommended due to age of vehicle while doing the other work? Estimate given for shocks $877.60.
Springs/coils estimate $1,301.20
When one spring coil is broken (front left) should the other one (front right) be replaced automatically at the same time?
also my license plate lights and 3rd brake lite went out all at the same time.