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Zee Tech

Charlotte, NC

If you think a good technician is expensive - try a bad one first. 2x ASE cert. Master Tech / ASE cert. Service Advisor, Canadian Red Seal Interprovincial cert. Technician, European Vehicle Specialist with over 19 years of experience in the different fields of the automotive industry. Please do the following, so we can give you a better response: - give as much info about the problem as possible and the necessary info of your vehicle, including engine size, auto or manual transmission, 2WD or 4WD, in what conditions the problem occurs i.e.: only at operating temp, only when cold, all the times, when I accelerate/ decelerate, etc... - post a follow-up, tell us what happened, what fixed it, share your experience with your local repair shop so everyone can learn from it. Thank you and drive safely in a safe, well maintained vehicle! Zee


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Probably a bad contact on the switch. That's what I'd check first. Zee


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Service C doesn't mean much by itself. There should be another line indicating which services are due, like service 3, service 6, service 13, etc... They all indicate different items. You need to use the indicator to display the service menu. Read your owners manual to see how to display the service items. Here, this is from the manual: The maintenance Service Indicator displays the maintenance Service Code (letters A - H), which are due, in the multifunction display. Interpreting The Service Code The function of the Service Code (letters A - H) is to provide the driver with an approximate time necessary to perform the required "Service Item(s)" ranging from approximately one hour for a Service A to approximately eight hours for a Service H. Service Items range from Service 1 through Service 20. There may be just 1 or there may be 3 or more Service Items; as many as the FSS PLUS system determines as necessary to complete at that time. They can vary by model and included Additional Work. Up or down arrow in the display indicates additional items. To view the actual "Service Item(s)" required, you must call up the "Service" menu in the multifunction display. Please refer to "Calling up the Correct Service item". See: Calling Up the Correct Service Item Zee


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Get a good repair manual and follow the steps. You can find good ones with step-by-step instructions, diagrams, parts locations and other important information here: http://bit.ly/mitchell_repair_manuals_online Or here: http://bit.ly/AllData_Repair_Manuals_Online Zee


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It's not an easy job at all, especially for a DIY guy. The entire dash has to be removed. I'd suggest to find a MB specialty shop and let them do it for you. Zee


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Here is it: 90000 MI or 144000 KM Inspect Brake Fluid (S) Inspect fluid level and condition. Perform at mileage interval or every 24 months whichever comes first. Brake Hose/Line (S) Inspect brake lines, hoses and connections for damage or leakage. Replace, if necessary. Perform at mileage interval or every 12 months, whichever comes first. Constant Velocity Joint Boot (S) Inspect drive shaft and boots for damage. Replace, if necessary. Perform at mileage interval or every 12 months, whichever comes first. Disc Brake System (S) Inspect disc brake pads, calipers amd rotors at mileage interval or every 12 months whichever comes first. Note: Inspect brake pedal frequently depending on conditions. Drive Belt (S) Inspect drive belts (tensioner, alt., p/s, a/c & water pump) for cracks or reduced tension. Perform at mileage interval or every 6 months, whichever comes first. Inspect water pump whenever replacing drive belts. Drum Brake System (S) Inspect drum brakes and linings at mileage interval or every 24 months whichever comes first. Evaporative Emissions Hose (E) Inspect fuel vapor hoses for damage. Perform at mileage interval or every 24 months, whichever comes first. Exhaust System (S) Inspect exhaust pipe, muffler and hangers for damage at mileage interval or every 12 months, whichever comes first. Fluid - A/T (S) Replace transmission fluid at mileage interval or every 12 months, whichever comes first (if equipped). Fluid - M/T (S) Inspect manual transmission fluid at mileage interval or every 24 months whichever comes first (if equipped). Fuel Filler Cap (E) Perform at mileage interval or every 24 months, whichever comes first. Fuel Supply Line (S) Inspect all fuel lines, hoses and connections for leakage or damage. Perform at mileage interval or every 24 months, whichever comes first. Fuel Tank (S) Inspect fuel tank at interval or every 24 months, whichever comes first. Hoses (B) Inspect all vacuum hoses. Perform at mileage interval or every 6 months, whichever comes first. Parking Brake System (S) Perform at mileage interval or every 24 months whichever comes first. Positive Crankcase Ventilation (E) Inspect crankase ventilation hoses. Perform at mileage interval or every 24 months, whichever comes first. Power Steering (S) Inspect power steering pump, belt and hoses for leakage or damage. Perform at mileage interval or every 12 months, whichever comes first. Steering (S) Inspect steering box, linkage & boots. Perform at mileage interval or every 12 months, whichever comes first. Suspension (S) Inspect suspension mounting bolts. Perform at mileage interval or every 12 months, whichever comes first. Replace Air Filter Element (B) Perform at mileage interval or every 24 months, whichever comes first. Cabin Air Filter Perform at mileage interval or every 12 months, whichever comes first. Engine Oil (S) Perform at mileage interval or every 6 months, whichever comes first. Evaporative Canister Filter (if equipped) (E) Replace fuel tank air filter. Perform at mileage interval or every 24 months, whichever comes first. Oil Filter, Engine (S) Perform at mileage interval or every 6 months, whichever comes first. Timing Belt (S) Replace timing belt and inspect water pump at mileage interval or every 72 months, whichever comes first. Rotate Tires (S) Rotate tires, check balance, inspect pressure and tread wear. Perform at mileage interval or every 6 months, whichever comes first. Zee


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You need to get a computer diagnostic to identify the problem and not a guess. I believe you need to find a new mechanic if the existing one failed to diagnose your car. Zee


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There must be a reason for not passing the test, like the drive cycle is not completed, or something similar. We need to know the exact reason to be able to help you. Zee


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General Motors. Zee


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It may be a leaking upper rad. hose or radiator. I suggest to get it repaired immediately, before you overheat the engine. The head gasket could go out easily on this engine, the cyl. head bolts can pull out the thread from the engine block. If that happens you need a new engine, a $ 10,000+ repair. Zee


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It may need a lot more than just a head gasket repair, which is a major repair. You are looking at a car which is known to be a money pit. I'd suggest to stay away from this car and consider other brands, unless you have money to burn. Zee


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