2002 Mercedes-Benz E430 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Mercedes-Benz E430

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2002 Mercedes-Benz E430 Problems

Poor AC performance Due to Evaporator Temperature Sensor Failure

The evaporator temperature sensor can fail, causing the AC compressor not to cycle. If the AC compressor does not turn on, the AC system will not blow cold air. If the compressor is stuck on, the air will be very cold at first, before warming up.

Oil Leaking From Oil Level Sensor

An engine oil leak may develop from the oil level sensor. Replacement of the leaking sensor will commonly correct this concern.

"Crank no Start" Due to Failed Crankshaft Position Sensor

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.

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2002 Mercedes-Benz E430 Questions

Where is the evaporator temperature sensor located? (2 answers)

What is the optimum freon pressure on the low pressure side of the AC? (3 answers)

When we turned the AC to cool this morning, only warm air was blowing. I tried to charge the unit but the pressure on my gauge started climing up to 100. I shut the motor and the freon tank valve and left the connector attached to the low pressure valve. The "dead" pressure stayed at...

How many miles is too many for this car (1 answer)

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2002 Mercedes-Benz E430 Reviews

I've had my, 2000 E430 for almost 2 years & I'll never drive anything else. I Take it to the dealer once a year and that's it. I barely passed the 100,000 mark & yes it's true. the tranny is acting funny. Just take it in and have it worked on. I'm a firm believer if you drive a Mercedes, be prepared to fork it over and i do. This car literally saved our lives. We were driving in the pounding ra...
Nice car but many problems. Costs at least $3000 a year to keep up. Right in shop for three weeks they can't fix computer

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