2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK230
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2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 ProblemsTransmission May Leak Fluid and Damage Control Module
The electrical connector at the automatic transmission may leak fluid. Over time leaking fluid could migrate through the wiring harness and damage the transmission control module. If that happens a new harness and control module may be necessary to correct the problem.
Internal and External engine oil & coolant leaks can develop from the head gasket and/or timing cover gasket; these leaks should be repaired before the engine oil and coolant intermix which can result in severe engine damage.
Position switches for the vario roof can fail, causing the roof to stop in the process of opening or closing.
2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 QuestionsI use a battery-tender 24/7 to keep battery charged but after driving 25-30 miles it will not start if turned off. (1 answer)
The battery has been replaced twice. I run it while parked until it reaches 180 operational temp. on days it isn't driven. Yet it will not start w/o the Battery Tender being connected. All diagnostic checks are alright. The front right fender(battery side) was damaged & repaired.
Sometimes im in a hurry and just jump in my car and start her and take off. Not giving her the opportunity to warm up. Could that cause my check engine light to come on and diagnostics give me a code of P0410?
Just curious cause theres no change in the way the car runs. She runs great. I didnt c...