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it just happen yesterday....

I want to replace the valve cover gasket

what to pull the cover off

Just had my brakes done due to a recall. Today I heard an explosion in the front passenger side with smoke and oil leak. Then ABC workshop light came on.

Hello i thinking of buy a SL500, i never had this type of car, but its ben my favorite car many years so now its the right time for me. I need some help from you guys, tip and checkpoints. What should i look for extra? Ask the seller? It is any i can do when im looking at the car to se if it is any serious or "hiding" problem? Please give me some answers. Thanks :)

We have taken it to 3 different mercedes mechanics and none of them have figured out why it is making the noise. If we open the hood it does not sound like it is coming from that area, but it is still inside the car. It seems to only happen after the car warms up.

I have a 1997 SL500 with 57000 miles on it and it was working great one day when I had the top open as soon as pressed the red botton to close the top the engine turn off and I couldn't start the car any more, I had it towed away to a mechanic when the car got there the engine started but the top never closed, mechanic said car needs a soft top panel control which cost ove $1000, I can not trust the mechanic word, is that possible?

they say its the gas tank needs to be replace.help ????

I have check engine Ligth Idiognotic I get code 410 it's air pump the old code

The car seems to be in good condition. The current owner has had the car for the last 9 years and said he hasn't had any problems with it so far.

What kind of problems are common with this car and what kind of things can I look forward to? The car has 88k miles on it.

Would you recommend me buying this car. I'm getting it for $7900.

Thanks,

Andre Landmann

This arm is located on the p-side. I put arm back in original position, but now both the ABS and BAS/ESP lights are on. How do I fix this?

WARNING THAT SAYS: BRAKE MALFUNCTION STOP CAR. ALSO ABS LIGHT IS ON ALONG WITH A VERY ANNOYING BELL AND ENGINE RUNS ROUGH. ALTHOUGH NO CODES ARE STORED.

Gear changes was very even and smooth and recently deteriorated to very jerky and uneven. Also experience a very prominent hum in the area of the back axel, when I take my foot of the accelerator the sound subsisted but becomes very evident when accelerating

Changing of gears up or down very rough and jerky. Transmission was smooth till recent. Also have a very prominent humming noise in the area of the back axle when driving between 100 - 130 km/h

I have located the camshaft sensor but not the crankshaft sensor.

I can get them turn back on if I'm lucky wiggling the switch, inwhich is actually not loose. I do have a side rear taillight out it's a reach but with that cause it to do anything like that, seems to me to be a loose wire I don't know?

after replacing the crankcase sensor do you need to reset or check the timing?

The one that goes through the driverside fender?