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San Benito, TX
Try this, put the key in the ignition while trying to turn the key move the steering wheel back in forth (right to left) as much as you can. Sometimes the steering wheel lock will hang up. Seems to be a common problem on older mb vehicles. The door lock problem will be the plastic tab lock on the backside of the lock tumbler. It will require removal of door panel, outside door handle and striker in some cases.
the crankshaft position sensor is located on the lower left front side of the crankshaft (drivers side) it may have dislodged the plug, cut the wires, or broke the sensor if the bump was that severe.
that sounds like the blend door motor or the recirculate door motor being bad. this causes it to continue to run past the stop points
you will need to have a scanner to turn the light off as the newer vehicles have a computer with a keep alive memory. this means that when the battery is disconnected it will not clear codes on the DME control module. Most shops will perform the scan test for a nominal fee
sounds like you hit the nail on the head. if you get a loud popping sound and smell fuel then i would suspect the spark plug is out
There is a blend door motor on the pass side of the vehicle which varies the hot and cold air. this motor has quit working, most likely the plastic gears inside the blend motor. it will have to be replaced with a new unit. these are available through most parts houses.
these cars have two batteries. the main vehicle battery, and a auxiliary battery located on the right side of the vehicle under the hood. I believe the washer tank will have to be removed to gain access to it. It will cause the vehicle to go into what is called energy saver mode (ac will stop working) and the red battery light will come on
could be the crank sensor. that is how they act when failing.
have you checked the fluid? is it leaking anywhere. when is the last time the trans was serviced. was it slipping the last time you drove it? The questions will go on and on. Start with the basics. also check to see if the reverse lights come on when shifted into reverse, Make sure to set the brake and do not start the car to check just turn the key on. if they light up that would mean the linkage from the shifter is going to the transmission shift lever, if not then check to see if the linkage bar has come unhooked from the shifter to the transmission. the bushings and clips wear out and cause problems like this
most likely the crank shaft sensor. It gets hot and resistance goes up and it stops sending its signal to the engine control module. you should have a code set for this but not always