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Andy Massoll

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This sounds like a wheel speed sensor problem, your vehicle has one at each wheel, if the signals differ too much from one another it thinks that you are slipping on ice (traction control), this will with the electronic throttle reduce power regardless of how much you push on the accelerator. The diagnostic process for this would be to have an equipped facility with factory scan tools to drive the vehicle and determine if this is the case. We would be happy to assist. Please let us know if you have any questions. Your Curt's Service Team 248-545-0500


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I'm afraid that I would have to agree with the previous person. It would be best to tow your vehicle to a Bosch Car Service center, or other equivalent Mercedes specialist. The battery warning may have been from the system not charging if the drive belt was compromised, but this generally should not cause the oil leakage mentioned. You need someone knowledgeable to check it out so that further damage is not done. Also for reference with the battery your vehicle has two, a small auxiliary battery as well as a larger battery. It is best to isolate, test and service individually as needed. Please feel free to give us a call if you need further assistance. Your Curt's Service Team 248-545-0500 info@CurtsService.com


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The ABS and Anti Skid lamps should not cause your vehicle to not be able to shift into drive, if this is what is going on it may be an input from the brake switch or something BCM (Body control module) related that is preventing. See if you have brake lights with the KOEO, if not this is likely what needs to be repaired. If you can still not get out of park and is a center counsel shift there is usually a bypass slot to release so that you can drive the vehicle in for service. BE CAREFUL doing so as you may not have brake lamps. If you have any further questions or would like to schedule an appointment please call. -Your Curt's Service Team, 248-545-0500


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This vehicle has lighting that is controlled by the BCM body control module, could be related to a sensor commanding the reverse lights, or a voltage, bulb or wiring condition. If you check the bulbs, contacts and fuse (which does all of the lighting in the rear) that will probably be all that you can check without diagnostic equipment. Please feel free to give us a call for an appointment or any further questions. Your Curt's Service Team 248-545-0500


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You may want to try rolling the diagnostic dice to help narrow down the possibilities :-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSHzKOZ37iU Or consider using this website to help you find a qualified service center to help you :-)


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There are many different things that can cause this "symptom" of not going over 5 miles per hour. Does the engine run strong and RPM's high, if so this would potentially indicate a transmission or drive line problem. If the engine will barely run and has no power that would be an engine problem. This vehicle is a hybrid Cadillac and Saab platform and requires some specialty tooling to perform allot of the repairs. Whomever helps you with this issue please make sure that they are equipped with the proper tooling to do so. If you have any further questions or concerns please feel free to give us a call. Initial diagnosis would start at $189. Sincerely, Your Curt's Service Team 248-545-0500


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I would recommend having the vehicle scanned first. The check engine light may be related to the not wanting to fill up when fueling concern your having as well. The relation could be in the evaporative emissions system. There is what is called a vent and a purge valve that are supposed to allow fuel vapors to be contained and when vented through the charcoal canister and when purged back into the intake to burn again. Just do not clear the code as that will not fix anything, but will remove all the data that a repair shop could use to help diagnose the problem if it is an intermittent issue. If you need any further help please feel free to give us a call. Your Curt's Service Team Specialized Automotive Repair Since 1981 248-545-0500


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On some models there is a variable fan speed control module that is common to go bad. You need a factory scan tool to command the fan on all speeds and verify voltage in and out of the module to the fan motor. If you need help please feel free to call or stop by Curt's Service. Sincerely, Your Curt's Service Team 248-545-0500


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1st, If you vehicle is equipped with automatic Climate Control (you set the temp digitally and the fan automatically adjusts)the speed is controlled by a blower speed control module. This could be the problem, or the climate control head or temp sensor could be commanding the fan to falsely run high all the time. Would recommend to take somewhere that has factory diagnosis scan tools to communicate to the BCM to identify the failure. 2nd, Temp gauge jumping from hot to cold and a smell of coolant sounds like a low cooling system that is boiling, when system is cool recommend to verify proper level. If level is good it could be a circulation problem. Again recommend to have a diagnosis performed, not a straight forward symptom. If you have any further questions please feel free to give us a call or stop by to visit. Your Curt's Service Team 248-545-0500


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As stated earlier verify that the oil level is good, current on oil change interval and check your receipt of last oil change and make sure that the proper weight / viscosity was used. If all those are accurate you would want to have a qualified technician perform a diagnosis so that you don't start replacing unneeded components. We are local, if you have any other questions please stop by for a free consultation or give a call if you have any further questions. Your Curt's Service Team 248-545-0500


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