Check Belt Tensioner When Replacing Water Pump on Mercedes-Benz C280

A coolant leak may develop from the water pump. When replacing the water pump, the drive belt tensioner should be inspected and most likely replaced as well.

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Average mileage: 160,000 (160,000–160,000)
4 model years affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
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1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 160,000 mi,
WATER PUMP WENT OUT. DEALER REPLACED PUMP BUT NOT BELT TENSIONER. LESS THAM 1K MILES LATER REPLACED TENSIONER- ADDN $400.