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Question Answered: How much labor time is required to replace the power steering pump?
February 16, 2011, 04:46 PM
According to my data reference, it calls for 2 hours book time to replace pump. There may be added time due to difficulties (rust, other unforeseen issues). There is also .6 hour for bleed steering system.
Question Answered: cup holder rubber/foam
February 16, 2011, 08:37 AM
I would have to agree with "overbys" There is no repair, unless you here to buy some neoprene rubber and repair it yourself. The cupholder as a whole would have to be replaced.
Question Answered: mercedez c240 aux relay
February 09, 2011, 10:33 AM
Not specializing in Mercedes, i would not have any further advise. there is a shop that does mercedes a few doors down.
Question Answered: location of coolant sensor on c240 mercedez
February 08, 2011, 04:44 PM
My system is showing two sensors, appearing on top, or top right side of engine. your issue may not be a coolant sensor issue, you could have a stuck fan relay, or other control system malfunction.
Question Answered: How does dealer know lower left/right control arms broken if bushings sealed ?
February 08, 2011, 04:20 PM
A visual determination would have been made on the leaking struts, As there would be a visual trace running down body of shock/strut. As far as the control arm bushings, we at this shop have seen numerous vehicles that the arm bushings just are worn. They are not a sealed bushing, and any inspecting shop should be able to notate if that issue is present. (if the issue IS present) The dealers use "cheap services" to lure customers for service, due to thats how dealers make money.
Question Answered: Rear Brakes
February 07, 2011, 09:42 AM
You may not be able to. Some of the newer VW/Audi use an ELECTRONIC rear caliper, that requires computer tools to retract piston. If there is a larger black unit on the back of caliper, this computer tool is required.
Question Answered: oil pan drain plug
February 07, 2011, 09:36 AM
If the pan could be saved would depend on condition of threads. If plug is stripped, a plug replacement would be all thats needed. An oversize plug may work to recut the threads, but that is seen as a temporary fix. Vehicle may need a new oil pan.
Question Answered: air vent stuck in defrost position
February 04, 2011, 03:59 PM
Just based on that little bit of information, I would believe that there is an issue with the "blend door" This is the part that directs air to vent, foot, defrost, etc. If there is an issue, the part is designed to default to defrost (the government felt that comfort should take a back seat to safety, and being able to see out the windshield). Would need to see the vehicle to ascertain the specific part that has failed/malfunctioned.
Question Answered: finding parts
January 24, 2011, 09:57 AM
You may want to try a body shop for these parts/installation. We are recommending Santa Margarita Auto Body (949) 589-2000
Question Answered: how do I set the radio stations?
January 21, 2011, 04:23 PM
Typical radio station set is to just hold button down till there is an audible beep.
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