2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK32 AMG Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK32 AMG

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2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK32 AMG Problems

"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. Communicating these specific symptoms to your technician can save diagnostic time.

Check Engine Light and Engine Misfire

Failed spark plug wires and/or ignition coils can cause intermittent misfires (rough running); the Check Engine Light may also illuminate. Diagnoses of the ignition system will be necessary to determine which components are at fault.

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.

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2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK32 AMG Questions

My SLK32 required a jump start, the parking lights and fog lights stayed on. (1 answer)

The lights remained on despite the headlight switch being set to Off. Also, the security system started sounding at random intervals. I pulled three fuses to turn off the lights. The security system still sounds at random times. What would cause the lights to stay on with the engine off?

After replacing a dead battery on My 2003 SLK32 AMG, the radio will not turn on. (1 answer)

Dead battery for a couple weeks. Replaced by triple A. Radio will not turn on.

intermittent car engine vibrations or shaking (1 answer)

This is a very unusual problem and really don't know the cause:

There are a few occassions when I experience random moderate to excessive car body shakes (has to be caused by the engine) when I'm either at a stop sign or on the driveway with the car on idle. I'm not sure if this also...

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2003 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.

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