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Reported by SFDave and 1 other for the Mercedes-Benz CLK320

At certain low speeds the car felt like it was jerking, as if it were constantly downshifting. At other times I felt a rumbling, as though I were driving over a rough rode. It turned out to be a bad torque converter, and I had to have the transmission rebuilt. I also replaced the radiator (Valeo) which are known to fail and leak coolant into the transmission, causing the torque converter to fail. Valeo radiators were used in early 2004 mod...

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz S430

Front thrust arm and control arm bushings can crack and sometimes tear completely. If this is not repaired quickly, damage to the front subframe unit will occur, which is very expensive to repair. Updated control arms (that prevent damage to the subframe when the bushings wear out) are available.

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Reported by gavinbr for the Mercedes-Benz CLK350

Mercedes M272/M273 [V6 and V8] intake manifold fault, flapper controlling arm breaks causing car to hesitate and malfunction. Throws numerous codes and check engine light

Mercedes dealer fix, replace the complete intake manifold. very expensive repair.

DIY fix replace the control arm only and not the complete intake manifold, available from alternate sources[non-Mercedes].

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Reported by AFAULK for the Mercedes-Benz CLK500

It makes the whoe car haywire. Sparatic Enginle light, Abs warning, Esp warning, loss of speedometer sometimes, Brake Wear warning, Abs light. They can go away and come back. The best part is when you have these lights, the car will stay stuck in park, if restarting doesn't clear, you need a pointess pencil and the manua release is located through a little whole in your middle console (behind the little slide out drawer). What a headache!

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Reported by Wisenheimer and 2 others for the Mercedes-Benz E320 BLUETEC

Engine light on, but car working well, EXCEPT no downshift on acceleration. Power off slightly. Cause was a leak in the large diameter high pressure hose to/from the intercooler.

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz E320

Catalytic converter failure is common and may cause a Check Engine Light to illuminate.

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz C240

Catalytic converter failure is common and may cause a Check Engine Light to illuminate.

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz C320

Catalytic converter failure is common and may cause a Check Engine Light to illuminate.

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz C350

Catalytic converter failure is common and may cause a Check Engine Light to illuminate.

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz C350 4MATIC

Catalytic converter failure is common and may cause a Check Engine Light to illuminate.

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz E500

Catalytic converter failure is common and may cause a Check Engine Light to illuminate.

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz C55 AMG

Catalytic converter failure is common and may cause a Check Engine Light to illuminate.

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG

Catalytic converter failure is common and may cause a Check Engine Light to illuminate.

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz E320

Catalytic converter failure is common and may cause a Check Engine Light to illuminate.

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz C240 4MATIC

Catalytic converter failure is common and may cause a Check Engine Light to illuminate.

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