2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK32 AMG Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK32 AMG

2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK32 AMG Problems

Harmonic Balancer May Fail and Damage Timing Cover

The rubber bond in the harmonic balancer can decay, which causes the balancer to move and work its way toward the timing cover. If the balancer comes into contact with the timing cover while the engine is running, it will fracture and damage the cover and potentially other surrounding parts. The harmonic balancer should be inspected at every service.

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.

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.

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2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK32 AMG Questions

I replaced the battery and some electrical consumers do not work? (2 answers)

After replacing the battery,

the front power windows do not work,
the top will not go up,
the turn signals do not work,
the wipers do not work,
and the doors will not lock.

Whats involved to replace/repair DriveBelt Tensioner Pulley SLK32; at what cost? (1 answer)

Pulley and drive belts are noisey when the car idles; how often (at what mileage does the drive belt tensioner pulley have problems; whats the average for this vehicle)? Whats involved to replace/repair DriveBelt Tensioner Pulley on MB SLK32 AMG; how much is avg cost to repair/replace?

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2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK32 AMG Recalls

Recall 05V505000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, FAILURE OF ONE OF THE SIDE BRAKE LIGHTS CAN OCCUR. THE BASE OF THE SOCKET CAN BE SUBJECT TO THERMAL DEFORMATION OVER TIME.
Recall 02V152000
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THE OWNER'S MANUAL DOES NOT CONTAIN THE PROPER HEADLAMP AIMING INSTRUCTIONS.

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